Obituary: Raymond G. Birks, age 98, family man, sailor, skier

Raymond G. Birks, age 98, husband of Ursula Carroll Birks, passed away peacefully on September 6.

He was born in Milford, the son of Raymond C. Birks and Hazel Griffith Birks.

He was predeceased by his son Raymond, his daughter Mary and brothers Robert and George.

He is survived by his brother Lee of Massachusetts, son John (Robin) of Seattle, daughter in-law Sally of Seattle, daughters Susan (Robert) O’Boyle of Nova Scotia, Katy (Lance) Werner of Delaware, and Shelly (Peter) Cumpstone of Killingworth. He enjoyed his 9 grandchildren; Jennifer, Raymond, Samantha, Ryan, Dana, Brittany, Meredith, Tucker and Greg and 11 great grandchildren; Clare, Cole, Sydney, Isabella, Beck, Eleanor, Ryder, Hudson, Brodie, Danica and Bentley.

Ray was a quiet, humble, loving family man, yet, also an avid skier until age 90, enthusiastic sailor until age 94, and an auto racing fan forever.

The family wants to express special thanks to Constellation Home Hospice Care, especially Karen and Demi!

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday September 13th at 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 70 Gulf Street in Milford, CT. It is requested that friends and family meet directly at the church. There will be no calling hours. Raymond’s arrangements are in care of Cody White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Kennedy Center, 2400 Reservoir Avenue, Trumbull, CT  06611.

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