Raymond J. Burbee, 89, of Angela Place in Claremont, NH, died Monday (July 11, 2016) at the VA in White River Jct., VT, following a brief illness.
He was born in Claremont, NH, on October 22, 1926, the son of Walter H. and Katherine (O’Hearne) Burbee and had been a lifetime area resident. He attended St. Mary’s Grammar School, Stevens High School and Norwich Military College and University. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during World War II. He served as past director of Stevens High School Alumni Association and past member of the Norwich “100” Club and its secretary for many years. Raymond was active for many years in the automobile business and served for many years as an officer and director of the Sullivan County and Claremont Auto Dealers Association. He was a licensed public accountant and a licensed real estate broker for many years in both NH and Florida. He was a member and officer of many professional and civic organizations over his career. He was a direct descendant or Peter Burbee, Sr., who along with his son, fought and died in the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Philadelphia. He was a distant cousin of Daniel and Mary Burbee, who created the Burbee Fund for the benefit of Claremont School Children.
Members of his family include two sons, Jason Scott Burbee, Claremont, NH; Jon Trottier and his wife, Caryn, Rochester, NY; a sister Madelin Narkewicz, Largo, FL, and several nieces and nephews including cousins in Killkenny, Ireland.
He was predeceased by his first wife, G. Elizabeth (Lawlor) Burbee, his second wife, Marilyn (Day) Burbee, a daughter, Galaxie Anne Burbee, three brothers, Walter S.Burbee, Frank J. Burbee, John J. Burbee, Sr., three sisters, Katherine Burbee Neale, June Burbee Boivin and Eleanor Burbee.
Friends may call at the Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan Street, Claremont, NH, on Monday (July 18) from 10:00am to 12:00 pm.
Graveside Services will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery in Sharon, VT, at 1:00pm.
You are invited to share a memory of Raymond with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.
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