Ray L. Lee, 82
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SOUTH PORTLAND -- Ray L. Lee, 82, of South Portland, passed away peacefully at his home in South Portland on Nov. 13, 2012.
He was born in Marlboro, Mass., on May 6, 1930, to George H. and Ruth Rickert Lee.
He was a member if the VFW Post 832 in South Portland, Auxillary, Moose Lodge of South Portland, and Portland Eagles Club # 565.
For many years he sold Britannica Books, and for the 50 years, would sell his own candies and fudge at fairs and festivals through New England, well known as Rays Candy Land. He was known to his fellow friends and business man as the 'Candy Man' and would often say 'The Candy Man Can!'
Ray enjoyed traveling to Florida, fishing, and flying, as he held a pilot's license. He was also actively involved in local politics for the past 25 years, and enjoyed dancing and singing karaoke.
Mr. Lee is survived by his three children, Michael A. Lee and his wife Elizabeth of Marlboro, Mass., Steven P. Lee of Hull, Mass., Mary H. Lee of Newton, Mass.; sister Eunice Lee of Marlboro, Mass.; two grandchildren, Richard M. Lee and Jason A. Lee, both of South Portland, many other grandchildren; and great- grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, following with a service at 6 p.m. at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland. Interment will be held at a later date at the Robin Hill Road Cemetery in Marlboro, Mass. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers contributions
may be made in his memory to:
VFW Mens Auxiliary Post 6859
687 Forest Ave.
Portland , Maine
Ray L. Lee
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on November 15, 2012