Raymond A. Middleton, 85, of Forestville, husband of the late Hilda (Maske) Middleton, died Saturday (Dec. 29, 2012) at home surrounded by his family.
Raymond was born October 9, 1927 in New Britain, CT. He was the son of the late Alfred and Martha (Ackerman) Middleton and has been a resident of Forestville since 1949. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of WWII. Prior to his retirement he was a salesman and had a home delivery food business for sixteen years. For five years he sold cookware and then for twenty five years he sold life insurance. He was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Forestville.
He is survived by his sons, Bruce Middleton and his wife Janine of Portland, Ronald Middleton and his wife Kathryn of Bristol, Gary Middleton of Bristol; his daughters, Lynn Vance and her husband Rick of Grand Junction Colorado, Susan Martel and her husband Edward of Terryville, Ruth Smith and her husband Whitney of Southington; his grandchildren, Jennifer and Thomas Martel, Kevin and Kyle Middleton and Carlene Smith and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday (Jan. 3, 2012) 11:00AM at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Forestville. Burial with military honors will be held in Hillside Cemetery, Terryville in the spring. Relatives and friends may call at the church Thursday morning from 10:00AM to 11:00AM. Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol, CT 06010 www.scottfuneralhomeinc.com)