Obituary: Raymond B. Karaban

Raymond B. Karaban

NAUGATUCK — Raymond B. Karaban, 78, beloved husband of Lorraine (Belletti) Karaban, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was born in Waterbury on Nov. 8, 1940, son of the late Bronislaw and Frances (Plodzien) Karaban. Ray was a longtime Naugatuck resident, and was owner of Beacon Falls Distributing and Mid Valley Sales in Seymour for many years. He enjoyed playing softball, bowling, traveling to Jamaica and Atlantic City, and was an avid sports fan. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Besides his wife, Lorraine, of 56 years, Ray leaves his children, Raymond M. Karaban of Naugatuck, Christopher J. Karaban and his wife, Tracey, of Stratford, and Debra Karaban of Naugatuck; his brother, Kenneth Karaban of Beacon Falls; his five grandchildren, Justin, Nicole, Joshua, Leah and Kylie.

The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital (CCU and O’Brien 4) for the kind and compassionate care shown to Ray and the family during his stay.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Road, Naugatuck. Burial is private. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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