Raymond S. FranzoniMarch 13,2013
Raymond S. FranzoniRaymond S. Franzoni
Raymond Seward Franzoni Jr., 82, of Rutland, died Sunday afternoon, March 10, 2013, at his residence, following a long illness.
He was born in Rutland on October 5, 1930, the son of Caroline (Pratt) and Raymond S. Franzoni Sr.
Mr. Franzoni was raised in Rutland, attending local schools and graduating from the Rutland High School with the Class of 1948. Following graduation, he enlisted into the Vermont National Guard and was activated with the U.S. Army, serving in Germany.
Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Rutland and was married to Mary Ann King on October 11, 1952. They relocated to New Haven, Conn., where he became employed by Exxon for 34 years, retiring as the fleet manager in 1986. Following retirement, he returned to Rutland and went to work for Roberts and Franzoni and more recently, for Alderman’s Toyota.
He was a life member of the First Baptist Church of Rutland, a member of the American Legion Post 31 and the Proctor-Pittsford Country Club.
Mr. Franzoni was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann King Franzoni; his daughter, Carole and her husband George Lippold of Rutland; his son, Raymond and his wife Catherine Franzoni of Newport, Maine, his daughter, Annette and her husband Ernie LaRose of Rutland; a son, Frederick and his wife Coralie Franzoni of Clinton, Conn.; by his sister, Carole LeFrancois, and brothers, Charles “Chub” Franzoni and Peter Franzoni, all of Rutland; by seven grandchildren, Christopher Levesh, Sarah Sawyer, Katrina Couture, Matthew Franzoni, Zachary DeLance, Ella Franzoni and Clara Franzoni; seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews; and many friends.
Mr. Franzoni was predeceased by his grandson, Joshua J. Thompson.
Funeral services will be Thursday 2 p.m. at the Aldous Funeral Home. Friends may call from 12 noon until the time of the service. Burial will follow in the East Clarendon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Franzoni’s honor to the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, Albert Cree Drive, Rutland, VT 05701.
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