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Raymond R. Raiani, 62

Mr. Raiani was employed by Verizon for 30 years. He was a father to five sons.

Raymond R. Raiani, 62, of West Caldwell, died on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. 

Visitation will be on Sunday, Jan. 6, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Dancy Funeral Home, 9 Smull Ave., Caldwell.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m., in St. Aloysius Church, Caldwell, followed by the interment at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. 

Born in New York, New York, Mr. Raiani lived in West Caldwell for 27 years.

He was employed as a technician for 30 years with Verizon before retiring in 1998.

Mr. Raiani served in the Army National Guard.

He was a local umpire and official for I.A.A.B.O., as well as a recreational coach for baseball, basketball and soccer.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Helen (nee Leaycraft); sons, Anthony, Albert, Raymond, Richard and James; brother, Jerry; and three grandchildren, Jake, Julia and Allison. He was predeceased by a brother, Allan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Essex First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 662, West Caldwell, NJ 07006.

erin wacha January 04, 2013 at 01:17 AM
rest in peace ray. great man and great friend to our family helen and boys, you are in our prayers
donna dente January 04, 2013 at 02:37 AM
It's a very sad day when you lose a good guy like Ray. Only good , fun memories! The Dentes
peggy January 04, 2013 at 11:53 AM
I just want to give my deepest sympathy to the family and always remember what a wonderful man he was. He was one person who never gave up. Rest in peace Ray.
Alice Velasquez January 04, 2013 at 06:30 PM
My condolences to the Raiani family. I was neighbors of yours from 149 sullivan street. May he rest in peace. Alice
Ellen Flynn January 05, 2013 at 12:23 AM
. My heart felt sympathy to the entire family. Raymond had a personality that absolutely sparkled. All will miss him, but memories never die. Rest in peace Ray. Ellen Flynn

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