Let the memory of Raymond be with us forever
  • 57 years old
  • Born on May 10, 1958 .
  • Passed away on July 8, 2015 .

                                      Raymond T. Walsh, Sr.

Chicopee- Raymond T. Walsh, Sr., 57, was called home, Wednesday, July 8, 2015 after his very courageous battle with cancer. Born in Springfield on May 10, 1958, he was a son of Ida C. (Terzi) Walsh-Robinson and the late John J. Walsh, and step-son of the late Buster “Bus” Robinson. Ray was a graduate of Roger L. Putnam High School in Springfield and worked for over 25 years as a printer and for maintenance, most recently for Sullivan Paper Company in East Longmeadow. His love for fishing, football, trips to the beach in Rhode Island, and spending time with his children, granddaughter, and family were just some of the ways he lived his blessed life. Married to the love of his life, Linda L (Forgue) Walsh, whom passed away August of 2003, Ray continued to be an amazing father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend to all who knew him. He leaves his two children, Aimee Michon and her husband Stephen, and Raymond Walsh Jr. and his wife Lucia; his precious granddaughter, Ava Loren Walsh; his six brothers and sisters, Ann Marie Carestia and her husband Paul, John J. Walsh, Christopher Walsh and his wife Darlene, Joy Marie Benoit and Ed Robinson, Rose Marie Barrett and her partner Kelly Green; his two sisters-in-law, Joanne Lopez and Mary Jane Caraballo and her husband Manuel; many nieces and nephews; and his fishing friend Ed Lemieux. Ray was predeceased by his brother Kenneth Walsh. A funeral home service will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10am at Ratell Funeral Home, 200 Main St, Indian Orchard followed by Rites of Committal in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 421 Tinkham Rd, Springfield. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 16th from 5-8pm. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Patient Services Fund at Sister Caritas Cancer Center, 271 Carew St, Springfield, MA 01104 in care of Yvonne Pola. For further information please visit ratellfuneralhome.com.

                                        Ratell Funeral Home
                                            (413) 543-3836

Posted by Brenda Glennie on 15th July 2015
A brother, friend and awesome cousin taken from our family to soon. I know God has a purpose for taking you from us such that others may live. I've lit this candle so u can show us the way to live, to love, and to laugh again as we continue our journey until we meet again you will be sadly missed by all whose hearts you've touched. Godspeed my cuz, Godspeed
Posted by Anne Marie Carestia on 9th July 2015
my brother the oldest in the family..Love you so much..I know your up there with Ken and everyone else..Finally at Peace and not hurting...Will miss you always!!!!
Posted by Darlene Bracci on 9th July 2015
I'll never forget your laugh, your smile, your kind heart Ray....You were an amazing person who loved your family so very much...I'm so glad I had the chance to know & love you for all these years....Rest In Peace Ray...I Love you. <3

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