MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury lost one of its best last Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Ray was born in Brookline, Mass., on June 20, 1914, to Ray and Lillian Collins while Ray Sr. was still pitching for the Boston Red Sox. They moved to Colchester, Vt., in 1915 to operate the family farm. While growing up, he helped his father on the farm and raised chickens. Ray attended elementary school in Colchester and graduated from Burlington High School in 1931.
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Submissions must be received by 11 a.m. on Wednesday for publication in the Thursday paper and 11 a.m. on Friday for Monday’s paper.
Generally, obituaries follow this form:
TOWN — Name, age, of town, died on date, of cause of death. He/She was born on date in town, the son/daughter of father's name and mother's name, including maiden name in parentheses.
Then include a paragraph or two about where the person went to school and what they did for work; where they lived, who they married and when.
Add a sentence or two about what made the person special to family and friends, including hobbies, avocations or other telling details about their life.
He/She is survived by spouse's name; children named individually (and their spouses and towns of residence, if appropriate); siblings named individually; number of grandchildren, parents or other immediate family members.
He/She was predeceased by names of immediate family members.
A memorial service will be held (fill in details of date, time, and place, plus officiate if applicable) with interment at (place). Memorial contributions may be made to (name and complete address, if applicable).
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