OBITUARY

Raymond Charles Oswald

September 14, 1940September 21, 2021

Raymond C. Oswald, 81 of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Cecilia T. (Ponte) Oswald with whom he shared 59 loving years of marriage.

He was born September 14, 1940, in New Bedford and was the son of the late Mary (Pimental) Morse and her husband Francis Morse. He was a graduate of New Bedford High School and was employed by Tichon Seafood as an Internal Accountant for 40 years until his retirement. Ray was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He and his lovely wife were regulars at many local restaurants and could often be seen walking hand in hand through Padanaram Village. His grandchildren meant the world to him, and Pa never missed a game, dance recital or art show. Although he was an avid Yankees fan, he truly enjoyed all of the New England sports teams and getting together with family to watch them.

Ray touched the lives of many young athletes in town while coaching his sons and grandsons’ baseball and basketball teams through the DYAA and CYO programs. He also loved and looked forward to family vacations to the Cape, New Hampshire, and Disney World.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his children, Michael R. Oswald and his wife Kerrie of Dartmouth and Raymond M. Oswald of Fairhaven; his grandchildren, Michael T. and Sarah M. Oswald; his sister-in-law Bernice Miller and his four nieces Deborah Gidley, Bernice Flanagan, Susan Clark and Karen Gillis.

A funeral service will be held in the near future. Arrangements are in the care of the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com

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Todd Sharek

October 5, 2021

Mike and Ray,

I was so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was so young at heart and so into Dartmouth sports. I hope you can take comfort that he was always such a big part of your lives for a long, long time.

Todd Sharek
Newton, MA

Lisa Benevides

September 27, 2021

Aunt Cecelia, Ray, and Mike;
I am so very sorry to hear of Uncle Ray's passing. Although it has been awhile since we haven seen each other, I have very fond memories of all of you. I hope your loving memories will carry you through this incredibly difficult time.

God Bless All of You
Love, Lisa A. Benevides

Marilyn Sullivan

September 27, 2021

Cecelia and Mlke

Ann Marie Ladetto

September 26, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. He was such a kind, wonderful person. He will be missed by many people.

elaine drace

September 26, 2021

Celia , I'm so sorry to hear about Ray's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sadness.

Susan Dupuis

September 26, 2021

Your Dad was a man of great faith! He was a friend to all and yet a quiet spirit who shed happiness among those who spent time with him. His humor was on of his greatest assets! May he Rest In Peace and May you find comfort in all the beautiful memories you shared. May God Bless the whole family!

Mae Lima

September 25, 2021

Celia, Mike and Ray. Words cannot express my deep sorrow at Ray’s passing . What a great guy! So many memories and so glad we got to speak lately and shed a few melancholy tears .
Celia, you and Ray will always hold a special place in my heart . Love you , Mae

Tony Luizinho

September 24, 2021

I knew Ray from my early days in the seafood Industry at Tichon seafood . Ray was a Man of HIGH INTEGRITY and always KIND to everyone who crossed his path ! My heart goes out to his wife, Son and family .
Thank you Ray for your extremely Positive and very Respectable influence on my life as a
young man !
Tony Luizinho

Freddy And Bev Frates

September 24, 2021

Celia, Mike,& Ray

So sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. I’ll miss seeing him at Sunrise and kibbutzing each other over mundane things. Rest In Peace.

Fred & Bev Frates

Jackie Morin

September 24, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Mr.Oswald was a wonderful person, he will be missed,

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Raymond C. Oswald, 81 of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Cecilia T. (Ponte) Oswald with whom he shared 59 loving years of marriage.

He was born September 14, 1940, in New Bedford and was the son of the late Mary (Pimental) Morse and her husband Francis Morse. He was a graduate of New Bedford High School and was employed by Tichon Seafood as an Internal Accountant for 40 years until his retirement. Ray was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He and his lovely wife were regulars at many local restaurants and could often be seen walking hand in hand through Padanaram Village. His grandchildren meant the world to him, and Pa never missed a game, dance recital or art show. Although he was an avid Yankees fan, he truly enjoyed all of the New England sports teams and getting together with family to watch them.

Ray touched the lives of many young athletes in town while coaching his sons and grandsons’ baseball and basketball teams through the DYAA and CYO programs. He also loved and looked forward to family vacations to the Cape, New Hampshire, and Disney World.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his children, Michael R. Oswald and his wife Kerrie of Dartmouth and Raymond M. Oswald of Fairhaven; his grandchildren, Michael T. and Sarah M. Oswald; his sister-in-law Bernice Miller and his four nieces Deborah Gidley, Bernice Flanagan, Susan Clark and Karen Gillis.

A funeral service will be held in the near future. Arrangements are in the care of the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com