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Raymond J. Clarkson

October 30, 1944 May 2, 2017
Raymond J. Clarkson
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Raymond John "Butch" Clarkson, age 72, of Stratford, beloved husband of Mamie (Smith) Clarkson, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in the Lord Chamberlain Nursing Facility, Stratford. Mr. Clarkson was born October 30, 1944 in Danbury, son of the late William H. and Dorothy (Frank) Clarkson and had been long time Stratford resident.

Ray was a United States Army veteran stationed in Germany during the cold war and was a retired driver for ABF Trucking and a member of Teamster's Local 191.

He was an avid Seattle Sea Hawk fan and enjoyed bingo, playing with his dogs and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his children, Anna Clarkson and Catherine Clarkson, Lisa Curral and her husband Carlos, Tracy Beltz and William Pucko; two brothers, Albert Clarkson and his wife Patricia of Milford and Larry Clarkson and his wife Judy of Dunmore, PA; one sister, Patricia Musbek and her husband Thomas of Stratford; five grandchildren, Jazmine Roque, Mike DaSilva, Kayla DaSilva, Alivia Beltz and Samantha Beltz; four great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Audrie, Sophia and Freddy and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Carol Ann (Sawicki) Clarkson and two sisters, Marylou Mastronardi and Diane Parker.

Friends are invited to attend his funeral service on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St, Stratford and at 10:00 a.m. in Holy Name of Jesus Church for a funeral Mass of Christian Burial. Interment with full military honors will follow in Saint Michael's Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may visit with his family Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

For additional information or to share a message of condolence, visit www.wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

8

May

4:00 PM 5/8/2017 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/8/2017 8:00:00 PM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Service

Tuesday

9

May

9:00 AM 5/9/2017 9:00:00 AM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday

9

May

10:00 AM 5/9/2017 10:00:00 AM
Holy Name of Jesus Church

1950 Barnum Ave
Stratford, CT 06614

Holy Name of Jesus Church
1950 Barnum Ave Stratford 06614 CT
United States

Interment with Full Military Honors

Tuesday

9

May

11:30 AM 5/9/2017 11:30:00 AM
Saint Michael Cemetery

2205 Stratford Avenue
Stratford, CT 06615

Saint Michael Cemetery
2205 Stratford Avenue Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Disabled American Veterans

VA Medical Center
P.O. Box 310909
Newington, CT 06131
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