The Obit For Raymond Brackett

Raymond F. Brackett

Published in Union Leader on May 4, 2010

LONDONDERRY -- Raymond F. Brackett, 85, died May 2, 2010, at his home surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

He was born in Buxton, Maine, May 26, 1924, to Lawrence and Julia (Waldron) Brackett. He lived in Londonderry for the past 11 years, formerly living in Salem, and New Castle, Pa. He graduated in 1949 from Colby College, Waterville, Maine.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He spent time as a minor league baseball umpire. He retired in 1987 from Liberty Mutual in Boston, where he was employed as an insurance underwriter.

He was also a member of the Londonderry United Methodist Church.

IN HIS LIFE: He leaves two daughters, Pamela Matzek and her husband, Daniel, of Windham and Andrea Baldwin of Londonderry; one son, Edward Brackett and his wife, Nancy, of Litchfield; three grandchildren, Ryan Curtin and his fiance, Chelsea Peterson, of Sarasota, Fla., and Jesse Baldwin and Cody Baldwin both of Londonderry; and a son-in-law, Paul Baldwin of Londonderry.

He is also survived by three brothers, Harold Brackett of Manchester, and Dwight Brackett and Philip Brackett both of Maine; three sisters, Alice Ricci of Westbrook, Maaine, Margaret Brackett of Fryeburg, Maine and Helen Brackett of Los Angeles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jasmine E. (Charley) Brackett, in 1987.

SERVICES: Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.

Donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 399 Silver St., Manchester 03103.