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Dear Friends in Christ,
I write with the sad news of the death of Rev. Scott Raeburn early Sunday morning.
Scott served Forest Street Union Church in Methuen and on the Andover Committee on Ministry and Periodic Support Consultation Committee. Additionally, he convened the Andover Clergy fellowship on a monthly basis. As you can tell, Scott was a leader and a gift to the Andover Association. He will be greatly missed.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, May 18 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at West Parish Church in Andover. The service will immediately follow at 3:00 p.m. followed by a reception.
For information about the church you can go to www.westparishchurch.org
In the meanwhile, let us give thanks for Scott’s service through the church and for the blessing of his life to us all. Our prayers of resurrection power go with him and to his son Craig.
Rev. Wendy Vander Hart
Associate Conference Minister
MA Conference, United Church of Christ
230 Second Ave. #110
Waltham, MA 02451
Rev. Craig “Scott” N. Raeburn, 74, of North Andover, passed away on Saturday May 12th.
Scott was born, raised and educated in Waterbury, CT. He received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Connecticut and went on to graduate from Hartford Seminary.
Early in his career he served in Glastonbury, CT at Buckingham Congregational Church for over 10 years. He went on to serve the community of Norwich, CT at Taftville Congregational Church and then in New London, CT at the Second Congregational Church prior to his retirement.
Most recently, Rev. Raeburn returned to serve as interim pastor at Forest Street Church in Methuen, prior to his final retirement in August of 2011. He was recently attending West Parish Church in Andover, MA.
Over the course of his career he was a devoted volunteer with various hospice organizations.
Scott is predeceased by his wife, Joy E. (Reese) Raeburn and a daughter, Traci McNulty. He leaves his sons, Craig N. Raeburn Jr. and his wife Maura of Farmington, CT and Geoff Baron of Niantic, CT and a son-in-law, Joseph McNulty of Andover, 8 grandchildren, Rose, Dylan and Cody Raeburn, Nicholas, A Lillian McNulty and Gill and Katie Baron. He is also predeceased by a sister, Patricia Peterson.