Raymond F. Crew

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“Ray was a role-model for me when I was in Sea Cadets in Collingwood, Ontario where he grew up and I have very fond memories of him. ”
1 of 40 | Posted by: James Heron

“My First Cousin Ray Crew was my hero when I was growing up in the 50s,I used to go with my Grandfather,Aunt Muriel ,Uncle Fred,Aunt Ruth to the...Read More »
2 of 40 | Posted by: George Kennedy - Creemore, ON

“I'm sorry I missed this.. my prayers and thoughts to Mr Crees family and dear friends. He was our trainer when I played girls soccer under Brian...Read More »
3 of 40 | Posted by: Kimberly Lohr - Wallingford, CT

“Friday, August 25,2017Dear Barb and family. You are in our thoughts at this time. Remembering Ray's hockey days in Collingwood and our years at high...Read More »
4 of 40 | Posted by: A friend

“Can't thank coach Crew enough for the endless hours he put in coaching at Sheehan. He helped shape the work ethic of many of us, hard work was...Read More »
5 of 40 | Posted by: Bob saas - wallingford, CT

“Joan and I were out of town last week and just heard the news via Joe Morelli's column in the Sunday Register. I wish we had been around last week...Read More »
6 of 40 | Posted by: Dennis Mannion - Cheshire, CT

“With deepest sympathy, may the power of prayer ease your sorrow, bring you peace and provide much comfort for you during this difficult time. ...Read More »
7 of 40 | Posted by: A friend

“Kim and family, So sorry to hear that your father passed. My prayers to all of youTrudi Giulietti ”
8 of 40 | Posted by: A friend

“Auntie Barb, Kim, Bruce, Sheri With deepest sympathy. I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Ray. Your in my thoughts and prayers. May...Read More »
9 of 40 | Posted by: Lori Fitzgerald - Pembroke, ON

“I never saw Ray without a smile. A kind and soft-spoken man (except on the ice), he taught life lessons by example. We need more like him. ”
10 of 40 | Posted by: Raymond Classen - Wallingford, CT

“Mrs. Crew and family.....Please accept my deepest condolences. I have so many vivid memories of church picnics at your house, and singing in the...Read More »
11 of 40 | Posted by: Lynne Geiger-Bailey - Wallingford, CT

“Ray was a kind man, a good man, a class act. I'll not forget how, with a box of donuts and his infectious good attitude, he could brighten the day...Read More »
12 of 40 | Posted by: Walter Bazzini - Durham, CT

“So sorry to hear of Mr. Crew's passing. He was one of the kindest men I have ever met. He was more than a coach to me. He taught me that the things...Read More »
13 of 40 | Posted by: Jim Flynn - Wallingford, CT

“RIP to this gentle giant of aman. I first saw him in his Rambler days,was thrilled when he came to the New Haven Blades.He was one of my boyhood...Read More »
14 of 40 | Posted by: John Gibbons - West Haven, CT

“I remember well playing against him and his Sheehan teams when I played across town for Lyman Hall. He was a good man and mentor to many of...Read More »
15 of 40 | Posted by: Brian Weir - Wallingford

“To the entire Crew family, you have my deepest sympathy. I was blessed to have known Mr. Crew and family for nearly 50 years. I remember going with...Read More »
16 of 40 | Posted by: Cynthia Rapp-Blaney - Middletown, CT

“RIP MR CREW. I have very fond memories of you as a New Haven Blade hockey player. You were also a good friend of our family especially with my dad,...Read More »
17 of 40 | Posted by: John DeLeone - East Haven, CT

“Dear Auntie Barb and family. So very sorry to hear about Uncle Ray. He was such a big part of our life and will be greatly missed. Our love and...Read More »
18 of 40 | Posted by: Sandy Smith - Collingwood, ON

“So very sorry to hear of Ray's passing. Good memories of Ray from our EHL days. Glad I had a chance to catch up with him at the L.I.Ducks baseball...Read More »
19 of 40 | Posted by: Dwight Winters - Thunder Bay, ON

“I will always remember Ray from his New Haven Blades days at the old New Haven Arena. Ray and Don Perry formed the most feared defensive duo in the...Read More »
20 of 40 | Posted by: John A. Young - Cromwell, CT

“To the Crew Family -- my condolences on the loss of your husband, Dad, and grandfather! It has been a long time but I was lucky enough to grow up...Read More »
21 of 40 | Posted by: Janet (Demmons) Thayer - CT

“Dear Barbara, So saddened to hear of Ray's death. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. My heartfelt sympathy to you & your family. Nora...Read More »
22 of 40 | Posted by: A friend

“Barbara & Family, So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.Ann Thibodeau ”
23 of 40 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Crew family,It's been a long time, but Ray is in some of my favorite childhood memories. Great guy. So sorry for your loss. ”
24 of 40 | Posted by: Tacie Lowe - Stony Creek

“My condolences to the entire Crew family! Ray was one of the best people I have ever meet and a true gentleman. I will miss our hockey talks Ray. ...Read More »
25 of 40 | Posted by: Michael Darragh - Poughkeepsie, NY

“How sad we are to learn of Ray's passing. Our thoughts and prayers to all Ray's dear family. So many treasured memories of so many hockey games...Read More »
26 of 40 | Posted by: Wayne & Eileen Caufield - WI

“Stu and I were saddened at the news of Mr. Crew's passing. He was always thought of in the highest regard in our family. We both were coached by Ray...Read More »
27 of 40 | Posted by: Jackie (Moran) and Stuart Schouten - CT

“Barbara and family deepest sympathy in your loss .Ray was a special person and has always been remembered by his friends and fans when we get...Read More »
28 of 40 | Posted by: Wayne kitchen - Williamstown, NJ

“Barb, Bruce, Sherri and Kim. Your husband, your father, Ray Crew was the most wonderful, kind, loving and giving person I ever met....! Ray always...Read More »
29 of 40 | Posted by: Jim Barakos - Cheshire, CT

“Bruce, I am very sorry for your loss. ”
30 of 40 | Posted by: mike lanzoni - plainfield, CT

“Met him went he played for the Philadelphia Ramblers. Great person. Will never forget him ”
31 of 40 | Posted by: Bob Artese - Springfield, PA

“My condolences to the Crew family, Ray was a great guy he will be missed ”
32 of 40 | Posted by: Mike DeRoy - Wallingford, CT

“Barbara, Sheri and the entire Crew family- Wishing you all comfort in memories and love as you mourn the passing of Ray. He is now free. May God...Read More »
33 of 40 | Posted by: Kim Childs - South Meriden, CT

“Prayers of love and peace to your family! Mr. Crew was a great guy! Whether he was telling a funny story about his helmetless hockey days (which...Read More »
34 of 40 | Posted by: Vicki Kovac - Milford, CT

“In deepest sympathy, I was able to watch Ray play against the New Haven blades when he played for the Clinton Comets, I was just a youngster. I went...Read More »
35 of 40 | Posted by: Coach Lou Pane - East Haven, CT

“I played for coach Crew my senior year in high school. Very tough and fair man who cared about his players. He taught me hockey and how to be a...Read More »
36 of 40 | Posted by: Greg McGovern - Prospect, CT

“Ed hinman ”
37 of 40 | Posted by: Ed Hinman - Hamden, CT

“Mrs. Crew and family , Lee and I are so sorry for your loss . You are all in my prayers . R.I.P Ray ... ”
38 of 40 | Posted by: Debbie Stockman - Meriden, CT

“Barbara and family.I am so sorry for your loss. His sufferings are over. Remember the good memories. He is waiting for you at a better place.His...Read More »
39 of 40 | Posted by: Helen Albert - Meriden, CT

“A real gentleman, RIP Ray. ”
40 of 40 | Posted by: Diane Glenn - Raleigh, NC


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Raymond was born on December 30, 1934 and passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

Raymond was a resident of Wallingford, Connecticut at the time of passing.

A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. directly at Yalesville United Methodist Church, 8 New Pl., St. Interment will be private in Center Street Cemetery.

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