Raymond “Bud” Harrington

AUGUSTA – Raymond “Bud” Harrington passed away Jan. 8, 2022. He was born in Portland, Maine on May 16, 1933 the second son of Helen Leighton and William Harrington.Ray attended Portland and South Portland schools until 1949 when he moved to Ellsworth, Maine to live with his step- grandmother, Florence Kemp and step aunt and uncle Margaret and Philip Patten.Ray graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1952 and then moved back to the Portland area and attended a business school there.Ray was employed in the payroll department of the Maine Central Railroad Company until the fall of 1959. He left the railroad in 1959 to work for Warren Brothers Roads Company in Portland. He transferred to the company’s Maine district office in Benton, Maine remaining there until his retirement in 1994. Ray married his high school sweetheart, Marie Morrison in 1956 and they raised two sons, Jeffery and Kenneth.Ray was a member of the Fairfield First Baptist Church and served on various boards and committees. After their retirement Bud and Marie enjoyed traveling in their fifth wheel RV, traveling cross country twice and took several trips up and down the east coast. They also camped in campgrounds in Maine and Canada. Their leisure time also gave them the opportunity to visit their son, Kenneth and his family in Spotsylvania, Virginia visiting many Civil War sites and for Bud to enjoy many fishing trips with his son, Jeff.Ray was predeceased by his father, William Harrington, stepfather, James Kemp, mother, Helen Kemp, a brother William Harrington, Jr., grandfather, Isaac Leighton, an aunt, Minnie Askar, step-grandmother, Florence Kemp, step aunt and uncle, Margaret and Philip Patten and daughter-in-law, Louise Harrington.Ray is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marie, a son Jeffery of Winslow, a son, Kenneth and his wife Susan of Spotsylvania, Virginia, a granddaughter Amy and her husband, Matthew Oliver and great-grandson, Reid of Fairfield, a grandson, Kenneth Jr. and his wife Brooke of Weaverville, North Carolina and his brother Donald Kemp and wife, Deborah of Lexington, North Carolina.At Raymond’s request there will be no visiting hours or funeral service. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Woodbine Cemetery in Ellsworth, Maine.

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