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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Allen Raymond ‘Just Wanted to Be in Westport’

By James Lomuscio

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Allen Raymond; “When I grew up, I wanted to live in Westport.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

In November, after the road leading to the new Westport Weston Family Y was renamed Allen Raymond Lane, Allen Raymond who died today at 91, seemed thrilled, though modestly so. He also displayed his signature, self-deprecting jab at self importance.

“I’ve been very involved, gave them some money for the expansion, and they gave a party,” he laughed.

Raymond donated $500,000 to the Y to facilitate its move from the downtown to its Mahackeno campus where the first phase of the new building is nearing completion.

“I’m impressed,” he said. “It was a very nice ceremony, and it was nice of them to do it.

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