Raymond A. Simon-Vermot, age 72, died peacefully with his family by his side at his home in Norwalk, CT on Sunday, March 14th, 2021, after a long and courageous battle with leukemia.
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Raymond was born in Switzerland in 1948, the son of René and Madeleine Simon-Vermot. He grew up on a small farm, one of 8 siblings, before his adventurous spirit took him on travels around the world, where he learned to speak five languages and made countless friends along the way.
He met the love of his life, Barbara, in Davos, Switzerland, and they married in 1977. They embarked on many adventures together, eventually settling in the US to raise their three children.
In his professional life, he began as a banking apprentice as a teenager and went on to have a long and successful career at UBS that spanned over 50 years and across numerous positions, including Head of UBS Private Bank Americas. He was highly respected by his clients and colleagues alike.
Raymond had a zest for life and unrelenting energy. His positive outlook and sense of humor spread joy to all those around him. He was a devoted husband and family man, who adored his grandsons and cherished the time he was able to spend with them.
He was an avid skier who shared his love for the sport with his family, as well as a passionate gardener and nature-lover. More recently, he became a prolific bread baker and amateur beekeeper.
Raymond will be greatly missed and is survived by his wife Barbara, his children Olivier (and wife Sara), Carole (and husband Spencer) and Marc (and wife Theresa), and his seven beloved grandsons.
Due to pandemic restrictions, a private service will be held for his immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Raymond’s name can be made to Yale New Haven Smilow Cancer Hospital (www.givetoynhh.org/closertofree) or Be the Match (www.bethematch.org). To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hardingfuneral.com.