Cover photo for Lawrence D. Bray's Obituary
Lawrence D. Bray Profile Photo
1948 Larry Bray 2023

Lawrence D. Bray

July 12, 1948 — June 23, 2023

Oxford

OXFORD – Lawrence “Larry” D. Bray, 74, of Oxford, died Friday, June 23, 2023, at UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus in Worcester.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nancy L. (Power) Bray of Oxford; three children, Laurence D. Bray II and his wife Susan of Oxford, Tracy L. Guay and her husband Jeremy of Webster, and Matthew E. Bray of Oxford; a brother, Douglas R. Bray; three grandsons, Ryan Bray, Samuel Guay, and Jesse Clark; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Amanda R. Bray who died in 2012.  He was born in Webster, son of the late Douglas H. and Esther R. (Napieralski) Bray, and lived most of his life in Oxford.  He graduated from Oxford High School in 1966 and received his bachelor’s degree from the Central College of New England in Worcester.

Mr. Bray worked at Cranston Print Works in Webster for 42 years, retiring in 2009.  He enjoyed spending time on Cape Cod and in Vermont, and especially loved watching sunsets at the Cape.  He was a fan of all of the Boston sports teams.  Most of all, he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He often attended his grandson’s sporting events, and loved to hear about their successes when he wasn’t able to attend. 

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 30, 2023, at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford.  Burial will follow at North Cemetery in Oxford.  Calling hours are Thursday, June 29, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lawrence D. Bray, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Calling Hours

Thursday, June 29, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Paradis-Givner Funeral Home

357 Main St, Oxford, MA 01540

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Friday, June 30, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Paradis-Givner Funeral Home

357 Main St, Oxford, MA 01540

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Friday, June 30, 2023

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 1472

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree