Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ahoy, Capt. Ben!

Groton - Capt. Benjamin F. Rathbun of Noank set sail from this world on July 31, 2011.

Because he was quite uncomfortable with funerals, where he noted "most people, including the deceased, don't have any fun", in 2003, his family hosted a pre-demise "a-wake" celebration at the Latham Chester Store which included live music and a large assortment of food and drink shared by family and friends. Everyone there, including the not-yet-deceased Capt. Ben, had a great time at this uniquely unconventional gathering.

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