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Raymond G. Aubrey

October 10, 1930 - June 9, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date June 14, 2017

Raymond George Aubrey passed to his eternal life June 9, 2017 at the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke after his strong battle with Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia. He was born in Springfield on October 10, 1930, the son of Leo and Beatrice (Raymond) Aubrey. A great husband, father and friend, Ray was a man of many talents and took great pride in being able to fix and repair anything. He leaves behind his loving wife of 59 years Barbara Aubrey, of Springfield, his children, Anthony of Springfield and daughter, Renee and her husband Michael Stachowicz of Wilbraham and his 2 granddaughters Aubrey and Abigail, whom he called his “2 Angels”. Ray also leaves a sister, Terry Donnelly of Ludlow, a brother, Kenneth Aubrey and his wife Elaine of West Springfield and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Ronald “Bob” Aubrey.Ray served in the US Army from 1951 to 1953 stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Ray worked at Brecks for over 20 years; the place he and Barbara met. He retired from the maintenance department of Springfield Technical Community College. Over his lifetime Ray had donated over 5 gallons of blood to the Red Cross and was very proud of it. He was a frequent donor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and was a member of the East Springfield Homeowners Association and the Mary Mother of Hope Men’s Club.Ray spent the past 7 years at the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke under the care of an amazing, compassionate staff on Fourth Floor West. Words cannot express the family’s deep gratitude to this wonderful group of people. The family would also like to thank the staff at Holyoke Hospice for their care.Calling hours for Ray will be Wednesday June 14, 2017 from 9am to 10:30am at Cierpial Funeral Home 69 East Street in Chicopee, MA 01020. A funeral Mass will be held at Mary, Mother of Hope Church 840 Page Blvd. in Springfield on June 14, 2017 at 11am with Rite of Christian Burial immediately following at St. Thomas Cemetery in West Springfield. Memorial contributions in Ray’s name can be made to the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, 110 Cherry Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate