Merle Braman, 88

Northborough – Merle “Ray” Braman, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at home. Ray was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Evelyn “Kay” (Evans) Braman, who died in 2011.

He leaves behind his two daughters, Dawn Rand and her husband Dick of Northborough and Darlene Becker of Boylston, and two grandsons, Brett Rand and Damon Jett of Northborough.

Ray was raised in Berlin and was the son of the late Benjamin E. and Mayfred (DeWolfe) Braman. He lived in Northborough since 1945.

He owned and operated Braman's Shell Station and B&C Automotive in Northborough. He taught adult classes in automotive repair at Assabet Valley Vocation High School during the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was a part-time employee at R&R Stump Cutting.

He enjoyed his pre-sunrise daily Dunkin” Donuts coffee group.

Calling hours will be held Friday, Jan. 4, from 4 to 7 p.m., in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. Ray's funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m., in St. Rose of Lima Church, 244 West Main St., Northborough. Burial will follow in Howard Street Cemetery.

Flowers are welcomed or memorial donations may be made to the Disabled Veterans, DAV Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

For online condolences, please visit www.haysfuneralhome.com.

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