OBITUARY

Raymond J. Newman

December 27, 1929July 23, 2017

Raymond (Ray) J. Newman of Harwich, MA, loving husband of Carole A. (Davis) Newman, died July 23, 2017. Born in Bridgeport, CT on December 27, 1929, son of the late William M. and Ruth (Cowie) Newman and identical twin of the late John R. Newman. He is survived by brothers William M. Newman of Sandy Hook, CT and Peter E. Newman of Warner, NH, daughters from a prior marriage, Deborah Flynn and Kathleen Taliaferro both of Colorado, his grandson, Greg Flynn of California and many nieces and nephews.

Ray graduated from Stratford High School and the University of Connecticut in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army 1st Airborne Division following WWII. He was employed in the insurance industry as a director of data processing, retiring from Cigna Insurance.

A talented athlete, he swam competitively, played baseball and basketball and was an accomplished sailor. Most weekends, he sailed the waters of Long Island Sound with Carole or his brothers on his beloved boat, Brendan. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Connecticut Valley Golf Course since 2002.

A devout Catholic, Ray was a communicant of Saint Elizabeth Seton in Rocky Hill, CT where he taught CCD. He was a member of the Sunrise Men’s Prayer Group in Madison, CT. While living on the Cape, he was a member of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Orleans.

Ray was a member of the Chatham-Nauset Lions Club and the Newcomers’ Men’s Cooking Club. He loved Cape Cod and the many wonderful friends he and Carole made while living there.

Calling hours are 4-6 PM Friday, July 28 at Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM Saturday from St. Joan of Arc Church, Orleans. Burial to follow in the Island Pond Cemetery, Harwich.

Donations can be made to the Zulu Missions, P.O. Box 2164, Durban 4000, South Africa. For online condolences please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com

Services

  • Visiting Hours Friday, July 28, 2017
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 29, 2017
  • Burial Saturday, July 29, 2017
REMEMBERING

Raymond J. Newman

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Deborah Flynn

July 31, 2017

Deborah Flynn

July 31, 2017

Deborah Flynn

July 31, 2017

Deborah Flynn

July 31, 2017

July 27, 2017

A dear friend and golf buddy who will be missed at Cranberry Valley & Mid Cape Men's Club
Gil Stone

The Staff of Nickerson Funeral Home

July 27, 2017

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

July 26, 2017

July 25, 2017

My sister, Kathleen, and I, Deborah, were so fortunate to have a few years with our father, Raymond James Newman and to reconnect with all the uncles and cousins and their extended families and dad's wonderful partner/wife, Carole. In addition, dad got to meet his grandson, Gregory.

In that short time, I learned quickly that dad was a person who enjoyed life, was very positive and determined, and believed strongly in his religion. I thought we had more time, but I enjoyed the time we had. I will miss him.
Love, Debby

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY