Nickerson Funeral Home

87 Crowell Road, Chatham, MA


Raymond Bulin

August 5, 1942February 27, 2020

Raymond E. Bulin passed away on February 27, 2020 at Wingate in Harwich Nursing Home at the age of 77.

Ray was born in 1942 in Manhattan, NY being the youngest of 5 children to Florence and Frank. He was an Infantryman in the National Guard from 1963-1969. He subsequently moved to Union City and Bogota, NJ before moving to Chatham, MA with his wife, Karen.

Ray was a Real Estate Agent and Broker for 54 years. He owned and operated Bulin Associates in Union City, NJ. Ray held numerous positions including President of the Liberty Board of Realtors and the Hudson County MLS. He was awarded "The Legend" Award for his years of involvement in the Real Estate community from the Liberty Board of Realtors in 2017. Ray was also very much in his church activities at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bogota, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Maywood and Trinity Lutheran Church, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ in addition to St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Harwich.

Ray very much enjoyed volunteering his time. He coached youth baseball in Bogota where he enjoyed working with the children. He also volunteered his time with Hospice both in NJ and in Chatham. One of Ray's most enjoyable events was portraying Santa at St. Joseph's School for the Blind in Jersey City. He relished giving the children their gifts and seeing their growth each year.

Ray most enjoyed opera, especially those by Puccini, fishing and traveling. He most enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends.

Besides his wife, Karen, he is survived by 3 children; Michael Phillips (Margaret) of PA, Tara Buckley (Stephen) of Suffern, NY, and Adam Bulin (Lindsay) of Hackensack, NJ as well as grandchildren Brianna, Melissa and Michael. He is also survived by his sister-in- law, Martha and his sister and brother-in-law, Lynne and Lou. He also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Ray will be missed deeply by all his dear friends whom he loved very much.

A private ceremony for the family will be held Sunday, March 1 followed by cremation. A celebration of Ray's life will be held at St. Peter's Church in Harwich on March 14th at 11am. The service at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ on March 28th has been postponed out of an abundance of caution for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of choice.

For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 14, 2020


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Ed and Allison Lucas

March 5, 2020

We have always found Ray to be a wonderfully kind, generous man. He was very helpful several years ago when I had open heart surgery.I. Ray was a member and supporter of the Ed Lucas Foundation. He will be missed by many.

Diane Tagliabue

March 3, 2020

It is a great loss for all that knew and loved Ray. We were all blessed by his wisdom, kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness and giving ways . Never selfish, always forgiving, a role model for all, young and old. I was so blessed having such a man in my life especially when I was going through a rough divorce. He was such a strong and positive father figure to my two young boys . A strong voice of reason and truth guiding me and my boys. Thank you my friend. Ray, you are now an angel among us. Love, Diane, Mark and David

Cheryl Beebe

March 2, 2020

We will always remember Ray for his passion in helping others. One of many fond memories relate to his advocacy for the Trinity Lutheran Church school. He saw the vision of helping children and their families become part of the church in an effective outreach program.
We would banter back and forth in friendship as to who would be in heaven scrubbing bathrooms. We would always smile and laugh
We had many good times over food and wine whether in God’s house at communion or at a restaurant or at one of our homes.
We are truly blessed for having known Ray and will meet again in heaven.
God Bless
Cheryl and Jim