On April 9th, Raymond J. Gelormini passed away peacefully, after a short illness, at home with his loving family.
Ray was born to Raimondo and Aida (Chicarello) on July 20, 1933.
He was the loving husband of Arlene (Wilson) for 48 years and the beloved father of Kyle (and wife Kara) of Medfield, Corey (and wife Pam) of Southborough, and Craig (and wife Lisa) of N. Reading. He was the proud Grampy and Binky to his “Fab 7” grandchildren, Anna, Jason, Eric, Jack, Luke, Ellie, and AJ. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Mary Ann (Ron) Uberti. He leaves his brothers William (Mary Ann) of Burlington and Joseph (Josephine) of FL, sister-in-law Susan (Lou) Magnarella of FL, and many nieces and nephews.
After graduating from Somerville HS he joined the Army and was a Corporal in the 5th Infantry Division and served in Germany. Upon graduating from NE School of Art, Ray was employed at Pray’s Furniture Store. He designed furniture showrooms for numerous stores, including J’Homestock where he hired his future wife, Arlene. Puritan, Summerfields, O’Coins, and Marty’s were just a few where he was known for his “little hammer.”
Ray enjoyed being with his loving family, watching the Celtics, Red Sox, and Patriots, and coaching Little League and Youth Basketball in Bedford. Some of his fondest memories were trips to Italy, Cape Cod, NH, and Good Harbor Beach.
A “Celebration of Life” will be celebrated at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VNA Hospice & Palliative Care 199 Rosewood Drive Suite 180 Danvers MA.