Robert Martin Raleigh Jr., 75, Brandon

BRANDON — Robert Martin Raleigh, Jr, age 75, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, following a long illness, with his family by his side.

Bob was born in Rutland on September 7, 1946. He was the son of Mary (Delehanty) and Robert Raleigh Sr. He was a lifelong Brandon resident and graduated from Otter Valley Union High School, class 1964. 

In his earlier years, he worked at Ken Mohan Mobil Station in Brandon. Later, he joined his father in Raleigh’s Fuels. When his father retired, he began working for Bill Peck at Brandon Fuels. He was eventually forced to retire from General Electric in 2003 due to illness following several years of service. 

He served as Assistant Fire Chief at the Brandon Volunteer Fire Department and was an honorary member at the time of his passing. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, NASCAR, and more, especially visiting with family, friends, and neighbors.

He is survived by his wife; Joanne (Wetmore) Raleigh of Brandon, whom he married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on June 1, 1968; his son, Christopher Raleigh, and his wife Danielle of Virginia Beach, VA; his daughter Catrina Brutkoski and her husband Scott of Brandon; his grandson Nick Raleigh, and granddaughter, Savanna Raleigh. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Michael Raleigh, and his sister, Mary Margaret Cunningham.

Respecting Bob’s wishes, a private graveside committal service and burial will take place in the family lot in St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date.
 Instead of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in his memory to the Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763.

The funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

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