Raymond J. Franklin, born on Feb. 6, 1923, passed away on May 24, 2017. He was the husband of the late Marie Franklin and the son of the late Raymond "Buzz" and Jennie Franklin. He was a lifelong Cromwell resident.
Raymond graduated from Middletown High, class of 1941, before being drafted into the army in 1943 as an airplane mechanic. After serving in the army, he was a guard at Cheshire Reformatory.
He is survived by his daughter Jeanne Franklin Lemire, three grandchildren, six greatgrandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Jeanne loved her Dad very, very much.
Besides his wife and parents he was predeceased by another daughter Nancy, who died young.
Added by John Lemire for his mother.