Obituary: Francis James ‘REM’ Ramelli, Jr., 80

Francis James ‘REM’ Ramelli, Jr., 80, of Saint Agatha, ME and formally of Southborough, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 4, 2015 at Cary Medical Center in Caribou ME.

Born in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Francis E and Eva (Lively) Ramelli.

Rem grew up in Southborough and was a graduate of the former St Peters High School, class of 1953. He joined the US Army in 1955 and was stationed in Germany where he met a German girl named Anita. They were married on June 23, 1956 and he brought her home to the Southborough. He worked for many years as a medical salesman traveling all over the USA. . In 1982 his job took him to Austria where they lived and traveled throughout Europe for a year.. In 1985 he and Anita sold their house in Southborough and purchased Camp Wapiti Sporting Camps in Patten, Maine which they owned and operated for 22 years until his beloved wife Anita lost her battle with cancer in 2002.

Frank was so devoted to Hunting and Fishing. His greatest joy was spending time at Camp Take It Easy in the Berkshires with the Southborough Coon Club and their “Mystery Rides”. Rem will be sorely missed at Camp.

He leaves behind his loving partner Arlene Gombatz who took the best care of Frank for many years; a son, Antonio J Ramelli and wife Laurieann of Sinclair, ME, a daughter, Karen E (Ramelli) Vanderhoef and husband, Cliff of Fort Kent, ME; 4 grandchildren, Tracy Chabot, Jessica Kelly, Samantha Ramelli and Kyle Duggan; 6 great grandchildren, Emma, Kaden, Nokomis, Giovanni, Serenity and Madison; a sister Judith Markey and husband Allen of Cape Cod and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Monday, Oct 12, from 4pm-7pm at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St.,Southborough

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, Oct 13, at 11am at St Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd, Southborough.

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(Obituary via Morris Funeral Home)

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