Raymond F. Robson

March 16th, 2017

Raymond F. Robson, “Gunner” and better known as “Pup” to his family and friends, age 82, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 11, 2017 at Winchester Hospital following a brief illness.

Ray was born on September 15, 1934 in Medford, MA; he was the cherished son of the late James and Grace Robson.

Ray enlisted in the Marines as a young man on November 14, 1954. He proudly served his country during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars and was honorably discharged on December 7, 1962. Although Ray enjoyed his life in the marines he gave it up to returned home to care for his family.

Ray married Ethel M. Rauseo on April 14, 1956; the couple just shared their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Ray and Ethel had many wonderful memories through their years together just enjoying their life and large family of eight children and many grandchildren.

Ray, along with Ethel enjoyed working hard and taking care of anyone and anything that came through the door; he took pride in helping others. Ray also enjoyed going on camping trips with his family, going to Canada for hockey trips and fishing. Ray’s favorite place to go was to “Red Hill” for hunting with his boys, grandsons and his nephew.

Ray and Ethel’s grandchildren were everything to them, although considered “spoiled,” they were the light of their life. The house was never quiet, just the way Ray liked it; whether it was day, night, or a weekend, Ray and Ethel always took the grandchildren and enjoyed every minute of it.

Ray will be remembered for his fun-loving personality. There will be many fun and crazy times that will never be forgotten. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. “Love Ya Pup”.

Ray is the beloved husband of Ethel M. (Rauseo) Robson, father of Diane Fanning & husband Kevin, Susan Thibeault & husband David, Raymond Robson Jr. & wife Cheryl, Robert Robson & wife Paula, Cathy Hope, Donna Elliott & husband David, John Robson & fiance Lisa and Patricia Robson, “Pup” of 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, brother of James, Richard, Arthur, Larry and Betty Robson. Ray is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, March 20th for Visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Immediately followed by a Service with Military Honors at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ray’s memory may be made to the American Lung Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


14 Entries in Guest Book for “Raymond F. Robson”

  1. Donna jean says:

    Bye dad love you lots Donna Jean! ????

  2. mike murray says:

    rip mr robson. you were a wonderful guy and i will miss you.

  3. Pearl Doubleday says:

    To Ethel and all the Robsons, so sorry to hear the news about Ray. He was such a great guy and will be missed by all. God bless you and comfort you all.

  4. Julie Stires Sacco says:

    The Robsons lived across the street from my cousins house, and remember them well! Mr and Mrs Robson two great people with a great family. Thinking of you all and praying for you in this time of loss. ?

  5. anne (micki) long says:

    dear patty, your dad was always a nice and helpful man to those of us in no. wilmington. ed and i are very sorry for your loss.

  6. Jimbo McHugh says:

    Dear Robson Family,

    So Sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a funny guy and liked to have a laugh. May you all cherish the memories you had. Thinking of you all during this difficult time .

  7. Betty Furnish says:

    To a special family. I am so sorry. My thoughts an prayers are with you all God Bless

    I and all of you have so many memories. Cherish always

  8. Frederick C. Ryan Sr. says:

    RAY WAS always ready to help someone in need.He loved his family
    and he had a great sense of humor.

    My sympathy to the entire Robson family, he will be missed

  9. Barbara Gillespie says:

    Ray was a great guy who loved his family He had a quick sense of humor and was a good neighbor He will be missed! My sincere sympathy to his dear wife,Ethel and the entire Robson family Rest In Peace Ray! Mrs G

  10. ted kinnear says:

    my condolences to the robson family

  11. Dominic & Agnes Fiumara says:

    Sincere condolences to the Robson family on your loss. We wish you peace.
    Dominic & Agnes

  12. Rosemary murray says:

    Donna, David and boys, sorry to hear about the loss of your dad and the boys grandpa, love you aunt rose, uncle sonny and kelle

  13. patty robson says:

    Dad, your the man buddy gonna miss ya, moms on her way.
    You two are gonna be missed lot. Take care, love you both,
    Rest in peace. See ya soon love ya always. Never to be forgotten
    Love Pat

  14. Donna Jean says:

    DAD ! MOM is where she belongs now! She was with you in her heart every day while you two where away from each other! Now you two will be happy forever! Captured in my heart ?? forever! Love you both will always cherish
    You both!love always DONNA JEAN!

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