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“Jan, We just heard of Ray's passing. He was a genuinely fine person. We will miss him. ”
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“Just learned of Ray's passing. Our deepest condolences to you and family. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Felix and Lynn Vitale - CT

“Sad to learn of Ray's death. I enjoyed skiing with him as one of the "Burly" skiers. He will be missed. My condolences. ”
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4 of 7 | Posted by: Paul Allaire - Crystal River, FL

“Jan, I am so sad to hear that Ray passed away. You both had a wonderful life together and I always enjoyed hearing about your adventures. I'm sure...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Glenda Rose - Glastonbury, CT

“Janet and family, I am sorry to hear of Ray's death. It looks like you shared a very exciting life and lived every moment to the fullest. May peace...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Arlene Smith-Whipple - Plainville, CT

“I was greatly saddened to hear that Ray had passed way. Through many years at Pratt, I always considered Ray to be one of the nicest guys on the...Read More »
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Ray Bowen Larkin, age 79, loving husband of Janet (Moss) Larkin, passed away on October 9, 2017 at his home in Farmington, CT, from complications of leukemia. Ray was born on March 15, 1938 to parents Harry Larkin Jr and Gladys Bowen Larkin of Willimantic, CT. He attended Tufts University and UConn, where he graduated in 1962 with a degree in accounting. Ray entered the field of computer science by joining an Army guaranteed enlistment program for computers in 1962. He was stationed in France and spent his time programming with frequent duty trips to IBM in Paris. After returning home, he worked for Pratt & Whitney for the next 30 years until he was outsourced to IBM for the last 5 years of his career. It was at Pratt & Whitney that he met his wife of 49 years. Jan and Ray were largely inseparable throughout their marriage, sharing their many hobbies, love of travel, home improvement projects, and similar values, politics and world views. Together they made many friends, through the Appalachian Mountain Club, paddling whitewater in solo hard sided canoes, and traveling throughout the world with the Connecticut Audubon Society and various international tour companies. They also enjoyed meeting up with friends and family for skiing and other adventures. Along with his wife, Ray is survived by his brother, Alan Larkin of Manchester, CT; his sister, Anne Larkin Milone of Lisbon, CT; Jean Larkin of South Windsor, CT; six nieces and nephews; and nine great nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, his sister Judith Larkin Fudge, brother-in-law Gilbert Milone, and their beloved pets, their peach-faced lovebird, Angel, and oversized lapdog, Duke.
Services will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107. Calling hours will be at 10:00 AM and the funeral at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on their website www.lls.org. For online condolences please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com