Raymond M. Lee, 79NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Raymond Morey Lee, 79, of Natick, and formerly of Pittsfield and North Adams, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
Born in Pittsfield on July 20, 1933, a son of Roy V. and Anna I. Brewer Lee, he attended schools in Pittsfield and graduated from Pittsfield High School.
He was a decorated Army veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Lee had owned a fruit stand on State Road and was employed in the construction industry for many years. He was involved in several projects in the area including the Bear Swamp hydroelectric project.
A devoted family man and hard worker, taking care of his family was very important to him. His favorite quote was "Don't worry about it." He was a member of Dr. George L. Curran VFW Post 996 in North Adams.
He leaves his former wife, Ann Costello Lee of Daytona Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Patricia Allison and Debbie Swenson, both of Daytona Beach, and Tammie Lee of Pittsfield; four grandchildren, Brandie Lee Langfield of Natick who was his caregiver, Aleisha Radke, Augustino Allison and Santino Allison, two great-grandchildren, Olivia Lee Langfield and Paige RayAnne Langfield and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister, Margaret Bower, and brother, William Lee.
FUNERAL NOTICE — A memorial service for Mr. Lee will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 1 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church on Park Street in Williamstown. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery in North Adams.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association in care of Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA 01247.