J. Raymond Fairman ’56 died on December 19, 2011, in Granby, Connecticut.
He was born in Stafford Springs, Conn., on February 28, 1935, and prepared for college at Melrose (Mass.) High School. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. In 1956, he began a 40-year career at CT General, serving as a director of corporate real estate. He enjoyed restoring antique wooden boats, his historic home, and a number of cottages on the islands of Lake Winnipesaukee, N.H. In 2006, he began working at Beman’s Hardware in Granby. He is survived by his wife, Mary Fairman; two sons, Mark and Richard Fairman; three daughters, Laura Waldron ’81, Lisa Fairman, and Samantha Fairman; six grandchildren; three sisters, Rosalie Jones, Judith Rhome, and Katharine Eaton; and a brother, Charles Fairman. He was predeceased by a sister, Faith Conrad.