Ray William Greenup, 88, a longtime Framingham resident died suddenly, Saturday evening June 5, 2021. Born in Wyandotte, MI the son of the late William A. & Lorena B. (Hayes) Greenup, he was the beloved husband of Rena A. (Abravenal) Greenup.
Raised and educated in MI, Ray attended college briefly before joining the U.S. Marine Corps, serving his country during the Korean Conflict, and continued his service with the Navy Reserves. He used the money from his GI Bill to attend Michigan State University where he met the love of his life Rena. After graduation he worked briefly selling oriental rugs in MI before taking a position with Honeywell that brought them to MA. Ray worked for Honeywell and proudly earned his Masters Degree at night school from Northeastern University. He went on to work for Raytheon and eventually retired as a Systems Analyst for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
True to himself, and not bound by what society dictated, Ray always did what he knew to be good and right. He was active for many years at the First Parish Universalist Unitarian Church in Framingham. In their later years, he and Rena enjoyed square dancing, circle dancing, ballroom dancing, and quilting together. Ray was passionate about maintaining his 155 year old cottage on Martha’s Vineyard.
A true family man, Ray was 100 percent dedicated to his dear wife Rena, and his three children, Ryan W. of Apache, Oklahoma, Reva M. formerly of Las Vegas, NV, and Ray J. of Ashland, and his grandchildren, Katrina M. Newcomer and Alan Ray Newcomer, both formerly of Las Vegas, NV. He is also survived by dear family friends, Jeff Enos, Alison Enos, and Kathryn Antonsson of Edgartown.
Family and friends will honor and remember Ray’s life by gathering for a time of visitation in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home on Monday, June 14th at 1 P.M. His services will follow in the funeral home at 2 P.M. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Ray’s name to: The Wounded Warrior Project, https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=10043&ovr_acv_id=5246 or call 855.448.3997, please ensure you select in Honor of Ray W. Greenup
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