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Obituary for Raymond H. "Ray" Moulton Jr.

Raymond H. “Ray” Moulton, Jr., 78, formerly of Charlton and Oakham, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at the Lutheran Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center, with his loving wife by his side.

He leaves his beloved wife of 21 years, Sheryl (Nicholson) Moulton; daughters Carolyn Y. Moulton of Anacortes, WA and Tracy L. Moulton of Poulsbo, WA; sister Patricia Moulton of San Diego, CA; stepdaughters Annie Hammond (Jeffrey), Amanda Parker, and Ashley Parker; stepchildren Kelly Hitt (Steve) and Timothy Morris; grandchildren Austin and Travis Baker, Ethan and Owen Peterson, Sophie Loss, Aiden Parker, Mya and Madison Hammond, Derek, Jeanne, and Tyler Raymond Hitt, and Jenna Morris; several nieces and nephews; and many close friends and hunting buddies.

Ray was born in Southbridge to the late Raymond H. and Lorraine (LaFleche) Moulton; he was raised and educated in Charlton. He graduated from Charlton High School with the Class of 1962. He then joined the U.S. Navy, where he trained as an electrician, and was honorably discharged in 1965.

During Ray’s 36-year career at New England Telephone, he held many positions such as lineman, cable splicer and supervisor. He was a member of the elite “Killer Bees,” a spirited group of innovative high-tech telecommunications system operators. Ray retired in 2001 to pursue his outdoor passions full-time.

Ray was an avid lifelong outdoorsman. He began fishing and deer hunting as a young boy with his late father. He excelled as a water skier on Glen Echo Lake in Charlton. In his younger years he loved traveling all over the East Coast with the Springfield Motorcycle Club, winning many trophies in enduro races. Ray had a competitive spirit in all things outdoors, but his true passions were hunting and filming. He traveled all over the U.S. and Canada tracking turkey, deer, mountain goats, caribou, and bear. He was a precision archer and in 1987 he won ‘Champion Archer of New England’ for the largest black bear ever taken with a bow in Massachusetts. His love for the outdoors inspired him to start Creative Video Productions with a friend. Ray’s filming and producing led to a position filming professional hunters on the Wildlife TV Network. In the 1990’s he also began filming for Bass Pro Shops.

Ray was an accomplished skier well into his 70’s. He also enjoyed the simpler things like landscaping with his tractor, chopping wood, planting food plots for deer, and growing flowers and vegetables. He loved watching the animals and birds that visited his yard, and always had his binoculars at the ready. Ray loved to laugh and tell stories of his adventures. His contagious smile will be missed by everyone who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (

A Celebration of Life will be held for his friends and family in the future.