Raymond G. Many, 89, Middlebury


MIDDLEBURY — Raymond Many passed away on October 10, 2022, in Garden Song in Eastview at Middlebury. He was born in New Haven, Vt., on May 16, 1933, the son of Jeanmarie and Clara Many.

Ray graduated from Middlebury High School and then joined the U.S. Air Force. After his military service, he worked as a QC Engineer at Simmonds Precision for over 30 years. He was also a car salesman for 28 years working at Brush Motors and then Foster Motors. Ray was passionate about selling cars and created a sales system that was implemented. After retiring from selling cars, he became a substitute teacher at the Hannaford Career Center, where he enjoyed working and encouraging students. Ray would always say, “You’re doing a good job!” Ray also had a passion for flying and obtained a private pilot license, and he spent many weekends at the Middlebury Airport. Ray will be remembered by his love for working with wood, his impeccable lawn and ability to always compliment you and make you feel good.

He was a member of the St. Mary’s Church parish and served many years helping with maintenance and other services, along with his late wife Yvonne Many, whom he was married to for 60 years.

He is survived by his daughter Carol Rule and husband Jeffery of Salisbury, his son Jeffery Many and wife Kathy of Brandon, and daughter Jill Laberge and husband Jeff of Bristol. Ray is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Jonathan, Angela, Hannah, Caitlin, Morgan, Nathan and Erin; 9 great-grandchildren, Lauren, Jayden, Rosalie, Torin, Colton, Ashton, Layne, Landyn and Lilijana; 4 step-grandchildren, Leigh, Ryan, Gabe, Wyatt, one step-great-grandchild, Nyla; his siblings, Robert, Agnes, Paul and Theresa; and many nieces and nephews.

Raymond was predeceased by his loving wife Yvonne Many, his parents, Jeanmarie and Clara Many, his sisters Helen, Mary and Doris; and his brother “Pete.”

A memorial service will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Middlebury on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. Contributions may be made in his memory to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, Project Independence or Eastview. ◊

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