WORCESTER, MA - Raymond George Granger, age 76, of Worcester, Massachusetts, died suddenly on November 17, 2021 from complications of pancreatic cancer. Born February 1st, 1945, he lived in Worcester all of his life, growing up in the Lincoln and Burncoat Street area. He attended his local neighborhood school, Adams Square.
Before retiring, Raymond worked for many years at Micozzi Management as a property manager. An army veteran, he served his country during the Vietnam War era.
When he was a boy he spent many fun summers with his cousins at his grandmother’s camp on Little Nugget Lake in Charlton. He was also a regular, back in the day, at Kozy Corner and at Lincoln Lanes Bowling Alley. He traveled a lot during the 1960’s and 70’s, especially enjoying a couple of years spent in California.
Raymond was a lover of music, some favorites being Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Leon Russell and Boz Scaggs. One of his fondest memories was of attending Woodstock Music Festival in 1969.
He will be sorely missed by those who loved him and we are glad that he will be reunited, in spirit, with his mother Ruth and precious dog, Sheba, at long last.
He is pre-deceased by his beloved mother, Ruth (Young) Salonis, his step-father, Felix Salonis and his cousins Herbert Castell, of Lecanto, Florida and Linda McCarthy of Worcester. He is survived by his daughter, Cindy Wells of Enfield, Connecticut, four granddaughters, six great-grandchildren, and a large group of cousins and extended family, including Raymond Fournier of Oxford, Jack Namiotka of Holden, Donald Castell of Oxford, Joan Zinkovich of Maine, Sheila Young of Webster and Marcia Besse of Leicester, He is also survived by his most dearly cherished friends, Mark Lareau of Worcester and Bruce Hatch of Millbury.
He will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. Arrangements are in the care of Rice Funeral Home, 300 Park Ave, Worcester.