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Billy McLaurin Obituary

Billy Ray McLaurin
Billy Ray McLaurin

December 7, 1945 - October 4, 2017
Born in Fayetteville, N.C.
Resided in Branford, CT
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Billy Ray McLaurin of Branford died on Wednesday October 4, 2017. He was the husband of Elizabeth “Betsy” McLaurin of Branford. He was the father of Meghan Bellaria (husband Jayson) of Clinton and the brother of Brenda Foltz of Greys Creek, N.C. He was also survived by several nieces and nephews and many friends. Billy Ray was born in Fayetteville, N.C. on December 7, 1945, a son of Avery and Sarah Wrench McLaurin. He retired from CT Transit as a mechanic and later owned Atlantic Auto Sales in East Haven. Billy Ray was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving 2 tours of duty in Vietnam. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal, the Bronze Star, and was a Purple Heart Recipient. Billy Ray was a loving, gentle, kind man who enjoyed the beach, boating, fishing and estate sales. Most of all he loved his family and friends.

A memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5-7 P.M. at the W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St. Branford with services being held at 7:00 P.M. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492. Please see his online memorial @ www.wsclancy.com.

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Visitation
W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home
244 North Main St.
Branford, CT US 06405
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home
244 North Main St.
Branford, CT US 06405
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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American Heart Association
5 Brookside Drive
Wallingford, CT US 06492
The American Heart Association's mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke. The association was founded in 1924 and today is the nation's largest national voluntary health agency devoted to defeating heart disease and stroke, which together claim about 950,000 lives each year and rank as our nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers. To prevent, treat and ultimately defeat these diseases, the association funds research, creates and implements professional and public education programs focusing on improving emergency care and reducing risk factors, holds community service activities and engages in advocacy efforts to safeguard American's health.

 

 

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