Namen N. Ramey

Namen N. Ramey, 96, of Danbury, husband of the late Lillian (Hajj) Recine Ramey, died on Saturday morning, June 11, 2016 at Hancock Hall, Danbury.

Mr. Ramey was born July 18, 1919 in Norfolk, VA, a son of the late Kater and Sultana (Hassey) Ramey. The Ramey family resided in Norfolk until 1921 when they relocated to Lawrence, MA where they resided until 1928 before moving to Danbury.

He attended Lawrence and Danbury schools and Danbury High School.

A World War II U.S. Army veteran attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant, he served from 1941 to 1945. Mr. Ramey was assigned to duty as a section sergeant in charge of sixteen crewmen, selected gun positions, observed forward fire and was responsible that there was adequate ammunition and equipment for the section. He loaded, aimed and fired 81 MM mortar at enemy personnel, equipment and installations. He served a total of forty two months overseas in Guadalcanal, British Samoa New Caledonia, Emisean, Iwo Jima and Saipan. Mr. Ramey along with his six brothers all served in the U.S. Military during World War II.

A retired Danbury businessman, Mr. Ramey along with his brother Henry operated the former Ramey TV and Appliance Store at the top of Lake Ave., Danbury from 1953 to 1985.

Mr. Ramey was a member of the Lebanon-American Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, AARP and St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church where he was a member of the Men’s Club and served as a past church trustee.

He is survived by two step daughters, Francine Recine Quinn of Danbury and Carol Recine Licursi and husband Dominic of New Fairfield; two step grandchildren, Michael R. Quinn and Susan E. Quinn and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In addition to his wife, Lillian and his parents, Mr. Ramey was predeceased by his step son in law, Michael A. Quinn; six brothers, Harry Ramey, Henry Ramey, Joseph Ramey, Mitchell Ramey, Norman Ramey and Philip Ramey and by two sisters, Levina Ramey Tomer and Mabel Ramey Haddad.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church, 17 Granville Ave., Danbury with the Rev. Naji Kiwan officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury with military honors.

The family will receive friends at St. Anthony Church on Wednesday from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Contributions to St. Anthony Church Building Fund, 17 Granville Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 would be appreciated.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

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