Rayford S. Kruger, Sr.

Rayford S. Kruger, Sr., 84, of Rochester, died Friday, May 23, 2014 at Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion after a long illness.  He was the husband of Marilyn L. (Gilmore) Kruger.

Born in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, he was the son of the late Francis S. & Elenor (Loberg) Kruger. A resident of Hamilton for 47 years, he has lived in Rochester since 2009. Mr. Kruger was an engineer for General Electric in Lynn for 39 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn; three children, Rayford S. Kruger, Jr. M.D. of Rochester, Karen Ann Cannell and her husband Gary of Rockport and Julia Marie Badlato and her husband Charles of Greenlawn, Long Island; his sister, Lorraine Rozier of Ste. Genevieve, MO; his brother, J. Frank Kruger of Akin, SC and five grandchildren, Amanda Kruger, and Kaitlyn, Jillian, Joseph and John Badlato. He was predeceased by his brother, the late James Kruger.

Funeral services will be held at a later date.

Donations in his memory may be made to Rochester Council on Aging, 67 Dexter Ln., Rochester, MA 02770 OR Community Nurse and Hospice Care, 62 Center St., Fairhaven, MA 02719 OR Alzheimer’s Association Mass. Chapter, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham. To leave a message of condolence, visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com

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