Raymond “Ray” E. Greenwood, Sr., 94, of Cromwell died Friday, October 7, 2022 and is reunited with his beloved wife Audrey (Buell) Greenwood who passed away in 2017. Ray was born in East Hartford on September 19, 1928 to parents Peter and Leila Greenwood and siblings William, Howard, Evelyn, and Wilfred. Like many of his greatest generation, Ray was called to serve and joined the United States Navy and was deployed abroad during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Antietam and U.S.S. Boxer. Ray and Audrey were married in California in 1948, but returned quickly to their roots in Connecticut, settling in New Britain. Ray retired from FIP Construction, where he honed his skills to build and fix literally anything and everything. While his kids were growing up, Ray was a Scout Master and Explorer Master for the Boy Scouts. When he wasn’t running after his beloved grandchildren (and more recently his great grandchildren), Ray could be found taking his dogs for a walk, gardening, or out raking the beach for everyone to enjoy, because that’s just who he was, a man for others. Ray spent his final years at Covenant Living in Cromwell – his family would like to thank them for the care and companionship they provided him during his time there. Ray is survived by his sons, Raymond, Jr. and wife Diane of Southington and Donald of Johnston, RI, and daughter Jodie and her husband James Lemeris, Jr. of Cromwell. Ray is also survived by his beloved grandchildren James Lemeris, III and partner Candida, Meaghan and her husband Devon Constant, Allyson and her husband Anthony Peluso, Dane Lemeris and his husband Matthew McConnell, Nicholas Greenwood and his wife Renee, Aaron Greenwood, and Paige Greenwood, and great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Riley, and Lexie Constant, Anthony, Lorenzo, Payton, and Dominic Peluso, and Maxwell and Nolan Greenwood.
Friends and family are welcome to call on Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 4:00-6:00PM at Cromwell Funeral Home at 506 Main St, Cromwell, CT 06416. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Living @ (https://covliving.org/donation). To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.