St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens

701 W Virtue ST, Chalmette, LA


Raymond Joseph Conaway

March 11, 1937March 5, 2020

Raymond Joseph Conaway, a veteran of the U. S. Army who proudly and honorably served his country, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2020 at the age of 82. He was the beloved husband of Patricia O. Conaway. Loving father of Michael Conaway and Pebbles Chauppetta (Richard). Brother of Lynn Conaway (Dana) and the late Elmenia Spera (Louie). Proud grandfather of John and K’lee Simmons. Great grandfather of Jeremiah and Parker. Son of the late Warren and Evelyn Conaway. He is also survived and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Raymond was born in New Orleans, LA and was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish where he enjoyed a long career with the New Orleans Postal Service and retired after 40-years of service. He was a Golden Glove boxer who rarely missed an opportunity to go fishing or enjoy his life through his simple pleasures. His love for spending time with his family and friends was surpassed only by the love for his grandchildren. Raymond was well loved and affectionately known for his good nature and generous heart. He will be deeply missed by his family and by all those whose lives he touched.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Saturday, August 15th from 11:00AM – 1:00PM, followed by a memorial service in Raymond’s memory beginning at 1:00PM. He will be laid to rest in a private ceremony.


15 August


11:00 am - 1:00 pm


15 August


1:00 pm - 1:45 pm



Raymond Joseph Conaway

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July 23, 2020

Condolences to all who loved and had Raymond in their lives. He was a superior human being who always put others before himself. So many times the angels among us may not get the recognition they deserve on this earth. Raymond will be forever missed and always fondly remembered. I know without a doubt Raymond will rest in Heaven, where he is surely welcomed. Thank you Raymond for being there for so many. You were and always will be a great man in our eyes. I will never forget you sharing your birthday week with John Sr, and my husband Calvin for so many celebrations. Words alone can’t thank you for the goodness you brought to everyone. Thank you for all you did in your life.
Love Lori and Calvin.

Kay Gibson

March 7, 2020

Ray was such a special man. Always had a tale to tell and a smile to share. He will be missed and always fondly remembered. Our little neighborhood will not be the same without him.