Raymond B. Craw Jr.

Died: Tue., Aug. 11, 2020


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 16, 2020
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Sun., Aug. 16, 2020
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home

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Uxbridge- Raymond B. Craw Jr., 77, formerly of Cherry St. passed away on Tues. Aug. 11, 2020 at Webster Manor Nursing Home where he had lived the past 2 years, after a period of declining health. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Elaine M. (Tancrell) Craw.
         He is also survived by a brother, William Craw and his wife Beverly of Plymouth, in-laws, and several nieces and nephews, as well as great- nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Frances Zaffiro, and 2 brothers, Harold Knight and Milton “Mickey” Knight.

         Born in Taunton, MA on Aug. 14, 1942, Ray was the son of Raymond B. Sr. and Gladys I. (Knight) Craw and grew up in Plymouth and had transferred to Northbridge High school. Ray had been a resident of Uxbridge the past 42 years. Ray worked as a grounds keeper, and also as a cook for both Westboro and Worcester state hospitals for over 30 years, retiring in 1999. A avid sports fan, Ray enjoyed watching sports games on TV, and coached Uxbridge Little League and pitched for weekly games for many years. He also enjoyed candlepin bowling, and played in a 10-pin league in Grafton. In his younger years, he was a skilled roller-skater.

         His funeral service will be held on Sun. Aug. 16 in Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge at 4 PM. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Uxbridge will be held at a later date. Calling hours at the funeral home will be held on prior to the service from 2-4 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ray’s memory may be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Area Chapter, 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit: www.Jackmanfuneralhomes.com

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Steven Munhall
   Posted Thu August 13, 2020
Elaine and family I want to express my sincere condolences to you on your loss. Ray will forever be remembered as a very good person with a big heart. He loved baseball and was passionate about the “fundamentals “ of the game. I use this terminology today as I teach some special Olympics athletes I coach. I learned how to coach from Ray and be very patient. I always enjoyed playing ball and going to the races with Ray. Thank you Ray for your selfless contributions to Little League baseball and the athletes who learned from you. You were a great mentor indeed! God Bless you and may you rest in eternal peace.

Jane Doe
   Posted Sun August 16, 2020
August 15, 2020
I'm 13 years younger than Ray. At the roller skating rink in Webster Ray would teach me the finer points of Roller Hockey, Shoot the Duck, and Speed Skating. My Mom worked at the concession stand. I was like a little brother then. They would come to our house after for coffee and desert. We would go watch him and Bill in the Demolition Derby every year. They were great to be around. He gave a eulogy at my Dad's Funeral. I'm glad that he was in my Life
Jeff MacLeod

August 14, 2020
Dear Elaine,
You probably don't remember me but I worked with you in the billing dept at Fallon almost 50 years ago. I remember Ray coming to vist you there and how sweet and kind he was. My deepest sympathies to you. May he rest in eternal peace
Kathy (Earls) Godzik

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