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Raymond Carl BrienJuly 20, 1950 ~ April 11, 2017 (age 66)
Raymond Carl Brien, age 66 of Norwalk, Ct. died peacefully at Norwalk Hospital on Tuesday, April 11th after losing his battle with cancer. He was the loving husband for 17 years of Svetlana Rodina-Brien. Raymond was born in Providence, RI on July 20, 1950, the son of Raymond Leo Brien and the late Theresa Cartier Brien. Ray spent most of his youth in Providence, RI, attending St. Charles followed by Bishop Hendricken and Classical High Schools. In between, he attended the Marist Preparatory Seminary in Bedford, MA. and, following high school, graduated Providence College in RI, where he also served as a junior officer in the Army ROTC. Thereafter, Ray lived locally in Connecticut for most of his life and worked in New York City in accounting and finance. His most recent employment was as a Financial Analyst for Financial Services Volunteers Corps (FSVC), a not-for profit, private-public partnership that helps build financial systems in transition and emerging market countries. Ray loved travel, history and mathematics and was also an avid reader, coin and stamp collecting enthusiast, and self-taught guitarist. He volunteered his time for many causes, both domestic and international. A selfless and loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend who would help anyone needing someone to listen to or a helping hand. He had an appreciated dry sense of humor and an energy that always brought smiles to those that he encountered. He will be deeply missed by all.
In addition to his wife and father, Raymond is survived by his 14-year old son, Daniel David Brien, his siblings Anne Brien, Elaine Andrade, Normand Brien, Robert E. Brien, Michele Workman, Theresa Sweet and Paul R. Brien, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Raymond’s life will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, 1 PM at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk, CT. His immediate family will receive extended family and friends from 12 noon until services begin at 1:00. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Eastern Regional Medical Center, 1331 East Wyoming Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124 (http://www.cancercenter.com/eastern/) or Financial Services Volunteers Corps (FSVC) at 10 East 53rd Street, 36th Floor, New York, NY 10022. (http://www.fsvc.org)