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Raymond S. Barrows

Raymond S. Barrows, 91, a long time resident of Hovey Street, Ipswich and husband of Ruth (Dolan) Barrows, died Tuesday March 31, 2009, in the Caldwell Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness. 

Born in Danvers, April 13, 1917,  son of the late Albert and Antoinette (Knowles) Barrows, he was a 1932 graduate of the former Holton High School in Danvers and the Bryant Stratton Business College in Boston  receiving his degree in business.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy for the duration of the war.  Following his honorable discharge, he went to work J.M. Forbes Inc of Boston where he served as Office Manager until his retirement in 1984.

Ray was a long time and active member of the Masonic Lodge AF&AM of Ipswich, the American Legion Post #80 in Ipswich and  for many years a member of the Ipswich Savings Bank Board of Trustees.  He had many  interests which included gardening, tennis, softball, hiking, boating and spending time with  his family at his lakeside cottage in Meredith, NH.

In addition to his loving wife of sixty-four years  he is survived by  his son, David Barrows and his wife Brenda of Tampa, FL; two daughters, Cynthia Leshin and her husband Stephen of Sedona, AZ and Marjorie Barrows and her husband Arthur of Phoenix, AZ;  grandchildren, Lisa Barrows of Tampa, FL;  Todd Haughton, Jesse Gaudette and Benjamin Gaudette, all of Phoenix, AZ; a brother Albert R. Barrows of Peabody and a sister Barbara Garron of Shapleigh, ME.

Family and friends are respectfully welcomed to visiting hours Friday 6 to 8 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. His funeral service with internment in the Highland Cemetery, Ipswich will be private.

 In Lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to the Friends of the Caldwell, 16 Green Street, Ipswich, MA 01938.

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