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Ralph B. Payton, Jr.

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Ralph B. Payton Jr., 90, of Avon, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016, peacefully at home. Ralph was a resident of Granby for 37 years before moving to Avon, CT 2 years ago. He was born and raised in Providence, R.I and a graduate of Hope High School. An Army veteran of World War II, Ralph served in the European Theater in Rhineland and Central Europe. Following the war, he graduated from Brown University in 1950 and his professional career was with the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Ins. Co. for 41 years. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years Nancy Payton (nee Cole). He is survived by a son, James C. Payton ( Mari) of Lewis Center, OH; a daughter, Jeanne E. Goode ( Richard) of Naperville, IL; devoted grandfather of Julie Hecker ( Steve), Ashley Carter (Tom), Michael Payton ( Shelly), Brian Goode (Amanda), Jeffrey Goode and Lauren Goode; great-grandfather of Bridget and Cole Hecker, Ava Yantz; and cousin Althea Keckler. His family will receive friends Monday, June 20, 2016 from 4-7 pm at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 11 am, at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI followed by military honors. For directions or condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com