Funeral services for Harold A. Rayburn Sr. age 81, of County Route 27 Lisbon, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday (Dec 7, 2012) at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin O’Brien officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Rayburn passed away Tuesday (Dec 4, 2012) at the Riverledge Healthcare Facility surrounded by his loving family.
Surviving is his wife, Elizabeth ‘Liz”; four sons, Harold and Mary Rayburn of Lisbon, Bruce Rayburn of Lisbon, Bryan and Kayla Rayburn of Canton, and Duane and Nicole Rayburn of Lisbon; six daughters, Deborah and Lynn Billings of Madrid, Diane Todd of Lisbon, Mary and Wayne Fobare of Rensselaer Falls, Norma and Rick Sharpstein of Rome, Karen Rayburn of Potsdam and Brenda Rayburn of Rensselaer Falls; two sisters, Dorothy Turner of Geneva, and Gladys and Jack Meredith of Florida; 28 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by an infant son, Christopher; three brothers, William, James and Frederick Rayburn; and a sister, Marjorie McGaw.
Harold was born on February 17, 1931 in Ogdensburg, a son of the late Nelson & Anna (Nugent) Rayburn. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and married Elizabeth “Liz” O’Shaughnessy on June 12, 1954 at St. Mary’s Church in Canton. Early in his career, he assisted his father on the family farm and worked at the Lisbon Feed Store. In 1958, he began his longtime employment with Diamond International where he worked as a machine operator until his retirement.
He was a past member of the Lisbon K of C and the Barney Pond Hunting Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, BBQ’s dart baseball, watching sports on TV, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Lisbon Fire and Rescue. Condolences can also be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.