Harold A. Rayburn Sr.

February 17, 1931December 4, 2012

Funeral services for Harold A. Rayburn Sr. age 81of County Route 27 Lisbon, will be held at 11:00am on Friday (Dec 7, 2012) at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin O’Brien officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 2-4pm & 6-8pm at the funeral home. Mr. Rayburn passed away Tuesday (Dec 4, 2012) at the Riverledge Healthcare Facility surrounded by his loving family.

Surviving is his wife Elizabeth ‘Liz”; four sons Harold & Mary Rayburn of Lisbon, Bruce Rayburn of Lisbon, Bryan & Kayla Rayburn of Canton, Duane & Nicole Rayburn of Lisbon; six daughters Deborah & Lynn Billings of Madrid, Diane Todd of Lisbon, Mary & Wayne Fobare of Rensselaer Falls, Norma & Rick Sharpstein of Rome, Karen Rayburn of Potsdam & Brenda Rayburn of Rensselaer Falls; two sisters Dorothy Turner of Geneva, NY & Gladys & Jack Meredith of Florida; 28 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews & cousins.

An infant son Christopher; three brothers William, James & Frederick Rayburn and a sister Marjorie McGaw predeceased him.

Harold was born on February 17, 1931 in Ogdensburg, NY a son of the late Nelson & Anna (Nugent) Rayburn. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and married Elizabeth “Liz” O’Shaughnessy on June 12, 1954 at St. Mary’s Church in Canton. Early in his career, he assisted his father on the family farm and worked at the Lisbon Feed Store. In 1958, he began his longtime employment with Diamond International where he worked as a machine operator until his retirement.

He was a past member of the Lisbon K of C and the Barney Pond Hunting Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, BBQ’s dart baseball, watching sports on TV, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lisbon Fire and Rescue.



  • Funeral Service Friday 11:00am Friday, December 13, 2002


  • Calling Hours Thursday 2-4 & 6-8pm

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Doug Daniel and family

January 15, 2013

Our deepest sympathy go too the family of Harold ,,,time does not heal all wounds ,but it gets easier as days go by ,

Steve & Tee Pinkerton

December 17, 2012

So very sorry for your loss. We feel as though we knew him well, from all the times Lee Rayburn talked fondly of him. God Bless you all.

Rob & Diane Winters

December 9, 2012

To all of the
Rayburn family, Please except our deepest condolences in the loss of your Dad.

Brenda Rayburn

December 8, 2012

sadly missed, forever remembered!!!love u always, Brenda,Sarah,Olivia,Bradan,Marples and Violet

Dawn O'Shaughnessy Harvey

December 7, 2012

May God comfort you all through this time of grief.

Brian D

December 7, 2012

Sorry to here about Harold,hope you will all be ok,

Adrienne Boprey, RN

December 7, 2012

While Mr. Rayburn was a resident at Riverledge Healthcare Facility it was my pleasure and honor to be of service to him and his family. Always one to meet a nurse with a smile, Mr. Rayburn was always a joy. My sincere condolances to his wife Elizabeth and their family in this time of loss.

Brian & Holly Hammond

December 7, 2012

Duane, Nicole & Family,

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

judy martin

December 6, 2012

We are very sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing the early pictures of Harold and the pics of the family he was so proud of.
Judy and Blake Martin

Jack Carroll

December 6, 2012

My condolences go out to Harold's family. I worked with Harold for many years at the paper mill. He was well liked and respected and we'll miss him.