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Philip A. Raymond,
Vietnam vet
PUTNAM — Philip A. Raymond, 78, of Cleveland St., died June 5, 2020, at home.
He was the husband of Kathleen Raymond. 
Born in 1941 in Webster, he was the son of the late Arthur and Viola (Skotchless) Raymond.
Mr. Raymond was a proud Army veteran serving during the Vietnam war with Company C, 101st Engineer Battalion. On Nov. 17, 2013, he was united in marriage to Kathleen (Sawicki) Maynard. Mr. Raymond worked for many years as a mason for J&L Construction.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 76 in N. Grosvenordale and an honorary life member of the former Knights of Columbus 2087, St. Bernard Council in N. Grosvenordale.  Philip enjoyed working out at the gym and staying healthy.
He leaves his wife of 17 years Kathleen Raymond; his stepson Brian Maynard of Thompson; a brother Harold Raymond (Deborah) of Grosvenordale; nieces and nephews. Philip was predeceased by a sister, Karen E. Raymond.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 12 in W. Thompson Cemetery. Donations: American Legion Post 67, P.O. Box 909, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255.
Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Donald R. Gould
NORWICH — Donald R. Gould, 75, of Laurel Hill Rd., died Aug. 23, 2020. He was the husband, for 56 years, of Louise (Robitaille) Gould.  Born in 1945 in Putnam, he was the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Hazzard) Gould.  Donald was a master stone mason. He was a retired member of Local 230, Laborers Union for 30 years and a council member of the Nipmuck Nation. He leaves two daughters, Roberta L. Gould of W. Hartford and Donna Rae Gould of Leaverett, Mass..; two brothers, Kenneth Gould of Putnam and William Gould of Killingly; three sisters, Janet Cote of Killingly, Annette Butler of Florida., and Rose Figueroa of Danielson; three grandchildren, Darius Bartolomei, Tommy Keech and Delina Bartolomei. He was predeceased by his brothers, Raymond Gould, Joseph B. Gould and James Gould. Donations: Hospice of NECT, P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Miriam Brown Boldry
E. WOODSTOCK — Miriam Brown Boldry, 88, died Aug. 30, 2020 at her home.  She was born Nov. 25, 1931, to the late Claire Alexander and Martha Brown Anderson in Johnstown, Penn. She attended Westmont Upper Yoder High School in Johnstown and graduated from Bucknell University with a degree in elementary education. She married her college sweetheart, J. Stuart Boldry, on Aug. 13, 1955, at the Church of the Visitation in Johnstown.
 After graduation, she taught elementary school in both Hatboro and Wilkinsburg, Penn. Miriam continued her love of education after settling in E. Woodstock as a substitute teacher in the Woodstock School system.
She was a volunteer her entire life. She was a Life member of the Day Kimball Hospital Woman’s Board and a hospital escort volunteer for more than 35 years. She was a past member of the Woodstock Republican Town Committee and Registrar of Voters, chairperson for the Scholarship Committee at Day Kimball Hospital and a supporter of the Opera New England of Northeastern Connecticut. Miriam enjoyed flowering gardening, playing bridge and bowling. She was a long-time member of Quinnatisset Golf Club (past club champion) and an avid follower of the LPGA, WNBA, and UConn women’s basketball. While her children were growing up, they spent much of their free time skiing in the winter and camping in the summer. She never missed her children’s numerous events. She  enjoyed the weeklong visit at the “Beach House” in Rhode Island every August where the family would gather from across the country. She was kind, compassionate, had a  beautiful smile and was supportive.
She leaves her husband, J. Stuart Boldry of E. Woodstock; children J. Stuart Boldry Jr. (Jennifer) of Lincolnshire, Ill., Deborah Boldry (partner Laura Callahan) of Glastonbury, Elizabeth (Boldry) Cochrane (fiancé Halvor Gaasrud) of Southbury, and Carolyn (Boldry) Weiby (Steve) of Excelsior, Minn.;  eight grandchildren, Peter Cochrane (Kristine), Emily Boldry, Katherine Cochrane, Margaret Boldry, Hannah Weiby, Matthew Boldry, Abigail Weiby, James Cochrane; two great-grandchildren, Julian and Emma Cochrane, niece Dr. Lisa Caruso and nephew Andrew Bruno and their families. She was predeceased by her sister, Margaret L. Bruno, her brother-in-law, Dr. Stephen C. Bruno and her son-in-law, Peter A. Cochrane. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 3 in Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A Mass of Christian Burial will take be at 11 a.m. Sept. 4 in the Most Holy Trinity Church, Pomfret. Donations: Muddy Brook Fire Department, 93 Woodstock Rd., Woodstock, CT 06281; or  Most Holy Trinity Church, P.O. Box 235, Pomfret, CT 06258.


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