Caroline Louise Raymond

Caroline Louise Raymond, 78, of Memory Gardens, formerly of 75 E. Main St., Falconer, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 12, 2013) in Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center.

She was born July 22, 1934, in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of the late John B. and Irene S. Guizdalski Thuman.

Caroline was a graduate of Girls Vocational High School in Buffalo. Prior to retirement she along with her husband Anthony owned and operated Raymond Meats. To many of the loyal customers she was known as “Catering Caroline.”

She was a member of Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church and she enjoyed bowling, sewing, cooking, baking, catering, flowers and gardening. Caroline was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a gifted artist and was well-known on East Main Street for always having her yard decorated for the holidays.

Surviving are her husband, Anthony Raymond, whom she married July 17, 1954, in Buffalo; two sons: Paul (Anna) Raymond of West Palm Beach, Fla., and John (Sally) Raymond of Frewsburg; three daughters: Susan (Barry) Griffith of Lockport, N.Y., Joan Davis of Lake Worth, Fla., and Linda Erickson of Lockport, N.Y.; six grandchildren: Jennifer Griffith, Angela Sandy, Corey Raymond, Lindsey Erickson, Shawna Raymond and Kristina Davis; a great-grandchild, Lucas Sandy; and a sister, Dorothy Male of Columbus, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Judith L. Raymond, who died Nov. 22, 2002; her sister, Mary Bowers; and her son-in-law Robert Davis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph Janaczek pastor of the church will be celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the Falconer Funeral Home. The Altar and Rosary Society of OLL will conduct a rosary service at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. A Christian Wake service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be donated to the Falconer Fire Department, Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church Altar & Rosary Society or the Falconer Library.

Visit our website at www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.