Chesterton Tribune

Raymond Francis Raffin dies at 22

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Raymond Francis Raffin, age 22, of Porter, passed away Monday, June 28, 2010.

He was born July 21, 1987 in Hammond and was the son of Albert L. and Patricia N. (Dunn) Raffin, both of whom survive in Porter.

Ray is also survived by his siblings Katherine, David and Christopher Raffin of Porter; maternal grandmother Sue Dunn of Porter; paternal grandparents Rich and Bernadette Raffin, of Jackson Township, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Ray Dunn in 2000.

Ray was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Chesterton High School Speech and Debate team for four years and was a National Qualifier in his event, competing in Texas.

He was also a 2006 graduate of Chesterton High School where he was voted Class President of the Senior Class. His passions were journalism, broadcasting, media arts and music.

There will be a private visitation at the White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick Church in Chesterton with Father James Meade officiating. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Chesterton.

The family prefers memorials in Ray's name to St. Patrick School.



Posted 6/30/2010