Millbury, MA – Raymond Anthony Magner, 55, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday January 8th, 2022 in his home.
Raymond was born on November 16, 1966, to Richard A. and Elizabeth C. Magner in Worcester, MA.
Ray was incredibly hard-working, was proud of his accomplishments, and spent much of his life furthering his knowledge and education. He graduated from Blackstone Valley Technical High School’s class of 1985 in the auto-body program. He continued his education with a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Worcester State University, an associate degree in Visual Communications and Graphic Design from Gibbs College, and completed a MassArt certification in the winter semester of 2021.
Ray owned his own business, Magner Design. LLC, where he designed and created products and branding for small businesses from 2011 to present. Prior to opening his own business, he was a pressman and foreman for 30 years for several companies including the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and the Boston Globe where he worked hard to provide his family a comfortable life and excellent education.
He will be greatly missed by his family; his son, Nicholas Magner and his wife Desiree Magner and their son SJ of Northbridge; his daughter, Jamie Delaney and her husband David Delaney Jr. and their daughter Shealynn of Northbridge; his mother, Elizabeth (Blondin, Magner) Kotzen of Millbury; his brother Robert Magner and his wife Sharon Magner and their children Robert and Raymond of Sutton; his sister-in-law Robin Magner of Paxton and her three children Melissa of Sutton, Michelle of Springfield, and Richard VI of Paxton; great nieces and nephew Alex, Cassie, and Liam. Raymond is predeceased by his father Richard Magner IV, his brother Richard Magner V and his stepfather Marshall Kotzen.
His time with his children and grandchildren were his greatest treasures in life. Ray enjoyed attending sporting events and watching games at home with his son Nick and grandson SJ. He also spent time going to comic bookstores and attending Comicon with his daughter Jamie and granddaughter Shealynn. He loved Sunday dinners with the family where they would spend time playing games and watching movies.
Ray had many interests and hobbies that he shared with his family. He loved to travel the world, drive cross-country, and often reminisced on his trip to England and France with his daughter Jamie. He enjoyed listening to science-based podcasts while he hiked and did his household work. He selflessly devoted the past three years to being his mother’s caregiver.
Per his wishes, there will be no services.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Raymond Magner can be made to the American Heart Association.