November 11, 1946 ~ June 20, 2022

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: North Haven, CT

NORTH HAVEN – Raymond Dobbs, 75, beloved husband of 44 years to Niki Batter Dobbs of North Haven, passed away June 20, 2022 after a brief illness. He was born in New Haven November 11, 1946, a son of the late Heman and Helen Kowalski Dobbs, and had resided in Hamden before moving to North Haven. Ray proudly served as a Sergeant in the US Air Force from 1967-1971 and was a firefighter with the Hamden Fire Dept. for 32 years prior to his retirement. He also worked for Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home for 10 years, where he was named “Best Dressed.” Together with Niki they enjoyed going to Florida every winter, and also traveling to RI and several cruises.
He was predeceased by an infant son, Daniel Raymond Dobbs. Survivors include nieces Janet Tragianese, Heather Munro, Sally Slade, and Jennifer Slade; great-nephew Michael Hugo; best friends Debbie and Dave Tremont; and his canine companion Maggie. Special thanks to Joan Sotere for her loving care. Ray was also predeceased by a sister, Sandra Dobbs, and a brother, Harry Dobbs.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Friends may visit with his family from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Masks are required. Interment with Military Honors in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675, www.woundedwarriorproject.org, or to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org.

Services

Visitation: June 23, 2022 9:00 - 10:00 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

203-288-0800

Funeral Service: June 23, 2022 10:00 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

203-288-0800

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    • I have know Ray since 15 years old. I will miss him greatly. Nikki please know that I am always here for you.

  1. We are truly sorry to hear about the sudden demise of your husband. Please take the comfort in knowing that we are with you during this difficult time in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Cynthia Percopo Ely. Niki I am so sorry to hear about Ray. Thank you for letting us get to know each other again. Love you both. Our deepest sympathy.. Great man

  3. Dear Niki, I’m so sorry to hear about Ray. Thank you for getting us to know each other again. Diner memories. Laughs. He will be deeply missed.

  4. Dear Niki,
    We are so sorry to hear of Rays passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Memories from Ludal’s will always stay with us.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Stan & Pauline Kobylanski

  5. Dear Nikki,
    I was so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. He was such a pleasure to work with at B & B. He was always a gentleman.

    With deep sympathy,
    Linda Piscitelli

  6. I was so sorry to hear that Raymond had passed. We had some great times at Station 9 talking about our cars that we owned, along with George Paton. Rest In Peace Raymond

  7. Niki, I was so sorry to hear about Ray, my prayers are with you. I so enjoyed talking to him every morning on his way to 7-Eleven to get the paper when you were on Marco .

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