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Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc.

321 South Main Street, New City, NY

OBITUARY

Raymond Jose Quinones

August 4, 1995January 6, 2020
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Raymond Jose Quinones of Delray Beach FL (formerly of New City NY) passed away on Monday January 6 after a courageous 7 year battle with Substance Use Disorder. Ray was born August 4, 1995 to Jose and Susan Quinones. In addition to his parents he is survived by his sisters & their husbands: Shalamar & Lance Eagel, Serina & Michael Barkley and Alexa & Michael Brennan. His beloved nephews and nieces: Emily, Vincent, Veronica, Vivian and Danny and a large extended family who loved him. Ray is predeceased by his grandparents Maureen Olinto & Pasquale Olinto and Jose & Ernestina Quinones from West Haverstraw.

Ray will be missed by so many lives he touched over the years in both Rockland and Florida. Ray was a graduate of Clarkstown South and attended RCC and FGCU. Ray was working on a CASAC and Psychology degree to help those suffering from co-occurring disorders. Raymond was sensitive, kind, smart, funny, and handsome. He loved all animals especially his rescue dog, Chance. He loved traveling, music, & the beach. He spent 3 weeks traveling in Spain, Italy and France with People to People as a School Ambassador. Ray touched many lives in his short time on Earth. He was passionate about helping people and was instrumental in eliminating the stigma associated with substance use disorder. In September of 2014 Ray decided to advocate and support Senator Carlucci’s public effort to ensure life saving antidote (narcan) would be widely distributed to people in need and help save lives. This public outreach by Ray also helped address the stigma associated with Substance Use Disorder and hopefully encouraged many to seek treatment. The last few years while he lived in Florida Ray was committed to helping to rectify fraudulent treatment facility practices that were spearheaded by his heroine Lissa Franklin (Executive Director at Delray Beach Drug Task Force). Lissa was Ray’s protective angel and a blessing from God who our family will always be indebted to and now consider a family member. We admire her passion in believing that recovery is possible and that fraudulent practices that prey on the vulnerable must be eliminated. Ray often expressed his appreciation for all those who offered him love & hope through his difficult journey and our family commends those including Pastor Pete Brayda and our Brothers & Sisters from Living Hope Fellowship, Pastor Mike Plunket and our Brothers & Sisters from Risen King Alliance Church, and family & friends who supported Ray and our family. Our family acknowledges the ordinary people who come together to do extraordinary things to prevent further loss of life from the horrific disease of Substance Use Disorder: RCADD, FOR-R, Rockland Recovery Homes, Hope not Handcuffs, Shatterproof, Drug Crisis in our Backyard and last but not least Dr. Dale Reiger-Butler DNP Director & Founder of Walk by Faith Ministry-Risen King Alliance Church in New City NY.

Visiting will be Monday 4-8pm at Higgins Funeral Home Congers, NY. Celebration of Life on Tuesday 10am at Risen King Alliance Church in New City NY.Interment to follow at Gethsemane Cemetery Rockland Lake, NY.

In lieu of flowers our family is asking for donations to one of the following organizations: •RCADD, Inc. 25 Smith St #101 Nanuet NY 10954 PLEASE INDICATE ON CHECK FOR-R IN MEMORY OF RAY •Rockland Recovery Homes Inc. 4 Timmel Lane Stony Point NY 10980 •Risen King Alliance Church 15 Third St New City NY 10956… PLEASE INDICATE ON CHECK WALK BY FAITH MINISTRY

Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service, Inc.

113 Lake Road East

Congers, NY 10920

845-268-6665

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Cindy Allen

January 14, 2020

My daughter Jenna Allen shared with me how kind and understanding he was to her in youth group ( Awana). She said he cared about her and was interested in how she felt. Which was something she didn’t typically experience among her peers ! Thank you Ray ! A tremendous reflection of Jose and Susan! Thank you both for sharing Ray with us!

Brandy TenEyck

January 14, 2020

We met Raymond thru my daughters and he spent a lot of time at our home, he was so sincere, loving-my kids adored him. He would come just to spend time w Malachi or chat.
There is not enough I can say to explain the incredible character, wonderful ways Raymond had.
While we are missing him I am blessed to know Jose and Susan and be able to share the blessing of knowing Raymond and will continue to help erase the stigmas that are associated with addiction. Love to you all!!

Mirian Alonzo

January 11, 2020

One of Tia Maira My Condolence to you and your family. R. I .P angel. 🙏🏽💐🐾

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