Raymond L. CrawfordJuly 10,2011
Raymond L. CrawfordRaymond L. Crawford
SPRINGFIELD ó Raymond passed away on July 6, 2011, peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family and friends after a long battle with C.O.P.D.
Raymond was born August 6, 1949, at Springfield Hospital, to Herbert and Ruth Crawford.
He lived in Springfield his entire life and graduated from Springfield High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Army. Raymond served in the Army from 1969-1975.
Raymond enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and was very proud to be a grandfather and fond of his grandchildren.
Raymond is survived by his wife Cynthia Brown Crawford; his son Randy Crawford of Chico, CA; and his daughters Erin Crawford of Springfield, VT, Meghan Fratini of Springfield, VT, and Rebecca Edmonds of Dubuque, IA; a brother, David Crawford of Springfield, VT; and sisters Patty Lynch and Kathy Knoras, both of Springfield, VT. He was predeceased by his twin brother Richard Crawford in 2001. Raymond had many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Raymond was a self-employed talented carpenter/builder for many years. He was known for his sense of humor and always lending a helping hand to anyone in need. He enjoyed fishing, boating, NASCAR racing and riding his motorcycle.
Please join the family for a military commencement at KJís Banquet Hall, 3 Main Street, North Springfield, on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 11 a.m. A celebration of Raymondís life will follow.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Millard Dutton fund, c/o Springfield Fire Department, 77 Hartness Avenue, Springfield, VT 05156 (a fund for the ambulance squad).
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