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June 5, 1942 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Raymond (Ray) Long, departed this life on May 25, 2022. Born on June 5. 1942 in Clair, New Brunswick to Gertrude and Albany Long, the youngest of seven children. Ray was most recently a resident of Yorktown, Virginia.
Ray made his living as an amazingly talented carpenter/ contractor.. He worked very hard and devoted his life to his craft.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Albany and Gertrude Long, his two brothers; Ronald and Gene Long, and his sister Delores Cyr.
Many of Ray’s fondest memories were of fishing and hunting with his father and brothers, spending long hot summers at the camp with family picking strawberries and eating his mom’s home cooking. Ray lived for ice hockey. He began skating at a young age and became good enough to play for the Long Island Ducks as a young man. His favorite team was the Boston Bruins. Aside from ice hockey, Ray loved to spend time with his best friend Glenn LaFrance hunting, fishing and gardening. Ray enjoyed baking apple pie and fresh peanut butter cookies.
Ray is survived in death by three sisters, Doreen Lavoie (Felix), Stella Beleckis, Louise Walters (Stan), and a multitude of loving nieces and nephews. Ray is also survived by his two daughters Corinne D'amato and Tara Donkers (Duane). Ray was blessed with five grandchildren Corinne Daly (Pat), Kaleigh D'amato (fiancee, Adam Johnson), Gabriella D'amato, Michael Donkers and Sarah Donkers Ray was additionally blessed with six beautiful great- grandchildren, Audrey, Gannon, Charlotte, Dylan, Pepper, and Maple.
The family would like to thank Dr. Jacob Almeida and the wonderful Hospice team from Medi-Home Health and Hospice, especially Melody, Chavon, Monica and the many other nurses and staff that cared for Ray for the last two years. In addition, the family is very thankful to the wonderful staff at Dominion Village (Poquoson) for all the loving care given to Raymond at the end of his life.
Revelation 21:4 ESV
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
Arrangements and heartfelt guidance through Claytor Rollins Funeral Home.