2/22/2017 – Raymond W. Papin, LaFargeville

Mr. Raymond W. Papin, 92, of County Rte. 3, died Tuesday at Samaritan Medical Center. Per his request there will be no calling hours. There will be a Memorial Service on Sunday at 2pm, at the Omar Methodist Church, with Reverend Steven Garrett, his Grandson, officiating.

Ray was born August 25th, 1924, in the Town of Clayton, the son Peter G. and Gertrude Luffman Papin.

He attended Watertown Schools.

On August 17th, 1954, he married Joyce Baltz in Baltimore, MD.

Ray farmed his whole life. He was a horseman, and he bought and sold many farms around the area.

He was a former member of the LaFargeville Lions Club.

Surviving besides his wife Joyce are five children, Ted and Dale of LaFargeville, Peter (Joyce) of Redwood, Rick of Watertown, and Ronda Jones and her companion Justin Halladay of Croghan; numerous grand and great grandchildren; one sister, Patricia; one brother, Robert (Nancy) of North Carolina; nieces and nephews.

One son John, died in 2011. Also, one brother James, and two sisters Bea Robinson and Mable Schwander, died before him.

Donations can be made in his name to a charity of ones choice.



  1. Gwen(Sanford) Kirkby Posted

    Joyce and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in Gods love.

  2. Ada McCracken Bartlett Posted

    Joyce and family. I am so sorry for your loss. The last time I saw Ray he told me I had a lot of my Dad in me. He was one of the few people around that still remembered Dad. I was glad he could see the resemblance.

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Ada McCracken Bartlett

  3. Jayme Spearnock Posted

    Dear Joyce, Dale, Ted, Rhonda and Pete,
    So sorry for your loss. I always thought a lot of Bud. Know you’re all in our thoughts and prayers!
    Sincerely, Jayme and Bruce

  4. Rhonda Chambers Posted

    Thoughts and prayers for the Papin Family. Ray will be missed greatly.
    love the Chambers Family

  5. JIM TUCKER Posted


  6. Mabel Morris (Luffman) /Dale Barber Posted

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the Papin family in this difficult time. Our visits to my Uncle Buds farm each time we were in New York were very special. We always looked forward to the wonderful stories he had to tell. I often said he should write a book. He was a very special man and I know he will be truly missed by his family and friends.

  7. Charles Luffman Posted

    Luffman Family of Arkansas: Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Uncle Bud was a fine man and we will always remember him with laughter. He was Charlieboy’s cousin, his uncle, then back to his cousin, but always our friend. (you figure it out) We have fond memories of visiting the FARM and everybody there (never knew who was going to be there). Of course had to stay for a little something to eat. Of course it was usually something pretty big and GOOD). We send all of our love to all of you: JOYCE, Pete,Ted, Rhonda and any one else we have forgotten’) We will never forget Uncle Bud.

  8. Paula (Robinson) Lines Posted

    My thoughts and prayers are with you , Aunt Joyce and family. I know my Mom will welcome him with open arms (Beatrice Robinson), they were so close. He will be missed by many.

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