OXFORD – Raymond O. Verrill, 74, of Oxford, died Saturday morning at his home.

He was born in West Poland, May 29, 1929, the son of Elisha A. and Gladys Strout Verrill.

He attended schools in Poland and Mechanic Falls.

He worked at many local shoe shops and Paris Manufacturing Co. For 25 years he worked at Quinco Fabrics in Lewiston.

He faithfully served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 150 in Mechanic Falls and the DAV.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

On March 2, 1968, he married Elizabeth Berry who predeceased him on Aug. 8, 2001.

Survivors include two daughters, Anita Tufts and her husband, Jim, of Oxford, and Brenda Crowley and her husband, Ron, of Louisville, Ky.; seven grandchildren, Donald Black and his wife, Kathi, of Windham, Edwin Black and Michael Tufts, both of Oxford, Karen McBride and her husband, Danny, of Lewiston, Ron Crowley Jr. and his wife, Sandy, of Louisville, Ky., Tammy Borden and her husband, Robert, of Louisville, Ky., and Christopher Crowley and his wife, Marie, of Louisville, Ky.; 17 great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly; and many nieces and nephews who were a great part of his life.

He was predeceased by three sisters, Carleene, Beverly, and Anita; and a brother, Maynard.

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