Posted by Eileen Rau on Jun 11, 2013

Raymond Evans, 70, of Ludlow died peacefully on Sunday June 9, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center.

Born in Springfield, Vermont on September 29, 1942, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Williams) Evans. Ray grew up in Poultney, VT and graduated from Poultney High School and Chaplain College in Burlington. He was also a graduate of AIC in Springfield with a degree in Business Administration. He studied and was a program graduate at State University of N.Y., Buffalo; Stonier Graduate School of Banking (Rutgers University); and New England School of Banking (Williams College). Ray joined the U.S. Army in 1964 and served in the Army National Guard in VT and Chicopee, MA until he was honorably discharged as a SFC E7 in 1970. He worked for many years in banking and retired from T.D. Bank as Vice President in Commercial Lending. Ray was a civic leader and was dedicated to his community. He was currently a board member of the Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation, a member of the Ludlow Rotary Club, and District Treasurer for Rotary International District 7890, and volunteered his time at the Friends of the Senior Center in Ludlow. He was an avid golfer and had served as a Commissioner at the Westover Golf Course. He will truly be missed by his community and family. He leaves his beloved wife of 45 years Sandra L. (Worden) Evans of Ludlow; loving son Scott Evans of Westbrook, Maine as well as several cherished nieces and nephews, his sister-in law and brother-in-law Sue and Leo Isotalo in California and son-in-law Robert Scott in Maine. Sadly Ray was predeceased by his daughter Kara Evans-Scott in 2004.

Funeral services with Military Honors will be held on Thursday June 13, 2013 from the Ludlow Funeral Home, 432 East Street, Ludlow, MA. Family and friends are asked to gather at the funeral home at 9:30am. Chapel services will begin at 10:00am followed by burial in Island Pond Cemetery. Visiting hours are Wednesday evening from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the funeral home.

It was the wish of Ray’s family that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Kara L. Evans-Scott Memorial Fund, C/O Bernadette Nowakowski, Director of Development and Legacy Giving at Our Lady of the Elms College, Chicopee, MA. 01020.