Raymond S. Michalowski, “Ray” of Branford died Monday April 9, 2018 at his home in Branford. He was the loving husband of the late Estelle Makowski Michalowski for 55 years.
Ray was born September 14, 1925, son of the late Joseph and Mildred Michalowski. He attended Putnam Avenue Grammar School and Hamden High School, class of ‘43.
In his earlier years, he worked for Valley Fuel Oil and Hood’s Dairy then enlisted in the army. He served in the European Theatre of Operations in combat with the 77th Tank Battalion in Belgium and Germany in the “Cosy Hole” tank. Ray worked for the Regional Water Authority for over 40 years.
In his retirement, he was a daily communicant at St. Mary Church and frequent breakfast customer at Scotty’s restaurant. He also volunteered many hours as a driver at CT Hospice and his favorite, serving in the kitchen at St. Mary School. Ray also was a St. Mary Knights of the Round Table Honoree for his Christian leadership.
Ray was a kind gentleman well liked by many & always smiling. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his sister Rita Murch, sister-in law Florence Keszycki and nieces Carolyn (Joseph) Ryan, Jeannie Kantor, Barbara Murch, Michele Kendrioski, Doree Ferrara & nephews Richard (Alice) Murch, David Murch, Lewis (Annie) Malkowski and many grand nieces and nephews.
His funeral will leave the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main Street, Branford, Saturday morning at 10:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church at 11:00. Burial will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call prior to the funeral from 9:30 - 10:30. Memorial donations may be sent to St. Mary School, 62 Cedar Street, Branford, CT 06405.
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