Henry F. Raymond, Jr., 80, of Tolland, CT passed away peacefully on November 14, 2019 with his family by his side. He was born on August 6, 1939 in Holden, MA to the late Helen (Dominitis) and Henry F. Raymond. He was the loving husband to Nancy (Coyle) for the past 58 years. He served his country in the Navy as a plank owner (original ship crew) on the largest aircraft carrier of its time, the USS Independence. In his younger years he enjoyed outdoor activities such as golf and tennis. During high school he met Nancy who became his high school sweetheart and the love of his life. They lived in Holden, MA before settling down and raising their family in Tolland, CT. He was a Scout Leader for the Scout Troop 15 and a Cub Scout Leader for many years. He was a coach for the Youth Baseball Teams in Tolland for numerous years. He was a faithful parishioner of St. Matthews Church in Tolland. He was a longtime member of the Lions Club and the Elks Club. He was in the sales business in the clothing and telephone industries. After retirement from sales, he drove school buses enjoying his time with the kids. Henry and his wife made special memories visiting Nancy’s sister Diane and her husband Walter Silvia at their home in Cape Cod. After retirement Henry and Nancy spent numerous winters at Anna Maria Island in Florida. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son Bruce H. Raymond and his wife Stephanie of Hebron, CT, his grandchildren Hannah and Ethan Raymond of Hebron, his sister in law Diann and her husband Walter Silvia of Canton, MA, brother in law Robert K. Coyle and his wife Sandra of Rutland, VT, his special niece Kim Martel of Canton, MA, nephews Timothy Silvia and his wife Kristin of Philadelphia, PA, and Michael Skog of Mansfield, CT; as well as many great nieces and nephews. At Henry’s request there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends may join the family for a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 10:30am at St. Matthew Church, 111 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT. Burial will follow at South Cemetery in Tolland. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made for Parkinson’s Disease research to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, michaeljfox.org. for online condolences please visit.wwwpietrasfuneralhome.com.
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