Raymond Joseph Kocor

January 4, 1925September 10, 2013
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Raymond Joseph Kocor, 88, beloved husband of Dolores (Teixeira) Kocor, passed away on September 10, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Ray was born in Fall River, M, January 4, 1925, a son of the late William and Barbara (Stephanic) Kocor. Ray served proudly in the United States Navy during World War II, he was an honored recipient of the Purple Heart Medal. He was employed for many years by and retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. He will be remembered for his quick wit, his great sense of humor, and ability to make anyone laugh. Ray will be dearly missed by his wife Dolores, and their children; sons Steven Kocor of Coventry, Raymond Kocor Jr., of FL., daughters Sandra Wilson and her husband Cowan of AL., Kim Cooks and her husband Scott of SC., Penny Barry and her husband Bryan of NC., 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to gather for a period of visitation on Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 12-2pm at the Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, CT 06108, followed immediately by a Memorial Service at 2PM. Services will conclude with Military Honors, all to take place at the funeral home. Burial is private and at the convenience of the family. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit


  • Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 14, 2013

Raymond Joseph Kocor

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Tom Forrest

October 1, 2013

To the entire Kocor family, my deepest condolences.
I worked with Ray at P&W, starting in 1975, when I was 19. Ray was my leadman in the RTV crib. I have many fond memories of Ray, and his great sense of humor.
It was an honor to work with him.

James Bivens

September 17, 2013


I loved Ray with all my heart and soul. Tear fill my eyes because we have lost another member of the greatest generation that will ever be on this Earth. Ray was a man for all seasons and lived life as he saw fit, never once looking in the rearview mirror. I'll always treasure the time that I spent with him, along with the many stories, his keen sense of humor and razor sharp wit. Though vertically challenged, he was a giant among men and I am honored to call him my friend. Grieve not for his passing, but celebrate his arrival in Heaven. No doubt he's smiling and telling a joke along the streets paved with gold. His memory will live forever and so will my love and admiration for him. I wish you and your family the very best, along with my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences.

Yours in Christ,

James S. Bivens, (Dubai, UAE)


September 13, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Irene Arabek

September 12, 2013

Dear Dolores and family, please accept my sincerest sympathy of the loss of your loved one. Mr. K., was a man with many adventures, He loved his wife and family - he was always busy doing something. he was not a man who wandered around the neighborhood, but, when you passed his fence, in the front yard, he would strike conversations with you. He was knowledgeable of what ever subject you talked about. He was a perfectionist - with all he did. Mr. K. I will miss you dearly, but, I promise you I will take care of Dolores. - Sandra,Kim, Penny, Steven, Raymond and your spouses, and grandchildren - sorry for your loss. May he R. I. P....... I will miss you, my friend. Love Mrs.Irene Arabek. Alps Drive East Hartford, Ct.