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Reverend Ramon Luis Cordero

August 31, 1949May 29, 2018
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NORWICH – Rev. Ramon Luis Cordero, 68, met his personal Savior face to face early Tuesday morning while a patient at Backus Hospital.

He was born in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico on Aug. 31, 1949 to Francisco and Rita Cordero. He worked for Electric Boat Groton for 40 years retiring as a STO Technician. On Sept. 2, 1989, Ray was united in marriage at the Norwich Rose Garden to Margarita Fragoso. She survives him.

Ray’s heart and soul belonged to the Lord and his entire life was dedicated to serving Him. His street ministry drew many to know the Lord changing their lives. His voice, musical abilities and evangelism were all gifts of the Spirit of God. He pastor the Bread of Life Church in Norwich from 1991 to present time.

He is survived by his bride, Margarita, sons; Carlos and Alexander, and daughter Janexie, one brother, four sisters, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 3pm – 7pm at Church & Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem St., Norwich, CT. Memorial Funeral Services will begin at 10am on Monday at Norwich Alliance Church, 35 Wawecus Hill Rd., Norwich meeting directly at the church. Burial will immediately follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Norwich.

To leave a condolence or share a memory, please visit www.churchandallen.com

Services

  • Calling Hours / Visitation Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • Memorial Funeral Service Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Interment Monday, June 4, 2018
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Reverend Ramon Luis Cordero

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Amarilys Rodriguez

September 11, 2018

Thank you for always being a father figure in my life. You treated me as one of your own. Thank you for all the laughs and happy memories. From trips to Pennsylvania, to apple picking, Sunday pillow fights with Alex and breakfasts with mama, trips to Olde Times to order your favorite lobster omelette, and taking me to my father-daughter dance in Middle school. I will always hold those memories close to my heart. You were a special, one of a kind man. I love you and miss you, papa

Hilario (Yayo) Torres

September 4, 2018

Amado Pastor:
Gracias por haber sido mi amigo, mi guia espiritual aqui en la tierra. Siempre te recordare con mucho carino.
Gracias por darme el amor de Pastor, nunca te olvidare.

Hecho de menos tu sentido de humor. Que alla en tu morada celeste, estes cantandole a Dios, estes gozandote con los Angeles y amando aun mas que cuando estuvistes aqui en la tierra.

Feliz cumpleanos amigo mio,
Yayo

Maria Lugo

September 4, 2018

Querido Pastor:
Estoy tan agradecida por todo lo que me ensenastes de la Palabra de Dios y todo lo bueno que fuistes conmigo y el tiempo que compartimos en salir a dar servicios en diferentes lugares. Fuistes una personas comprensiva, amorosa, dadivosa y tan respetuosa. Seguire viviendo todo lo que me ensenastes.

Te hecho de menos, pero tambien se que donde tu estas es el mejor lugar donde estar. Dios quiso mandarte a buscar porque el te necesitaba en su morada celestial. Ya que tu mission aqui acababa, alla comensabas una nueva.

Eres y seras para mi el mejor y amado Pastor, que nunca dejo de importarle sus ovejas, cual amaba con todo su Corazon.

Gracias por el ejemplo que me distes de ser un hombre entregado a Dios y a su familia. Fuistes mi Pastor, mi consejero y por eso estare eternamente agradecida. Se que un dia no muy lejanos nos volveremos a ver.

Feliz Cumpleanos mi querido Pastor!
En el Amor de Cristo
Mandy

Marilyn Clark

August 7, 2018

You will be missed Tio more than words can say, your gentle soul, your Loving heart, and the way you have touched so many lives will be forever etched in our hearts. I was privileged to have you in my life along with so many, God saw fit that it was you time to go home, Heaven has gained Angel, and even tho you are missed by those of us left behind, we know that you are in a better place, I bet your singing in the Angels choir, I bet you dancing in the sky, Heaven is lucky to have you. RIP "Always in my heart.

Your Niece Mara

Michael & Shawna Hannan

July 30, 2018

June 1, 2018
Maggie and family please accept our condolences and prayers for the passing of Senor Ray. He was always a great pleasure to meet and chat with. Rest in peace kind gentleman.

Michael & Shawna Hannan, Quaker Hill, CT

Raymond Hamilton

July 30, 2018

SELFISH TEARS
(I Eulogize My Beloved Mother - March, 1989)

Today we cry...must admit they're selfish tears.
You see...our faith assures your journey's done.
But it's not for you we mourn, at all, my dear;
It's for those of us you've left behind...alone!!!

We share your joy...share your happiness at rest,
Your painful fears now for forever stilled.
You've fought the good fight, passed the final test,
But you've left behind a hole that can't be filled!!!

So, until we each rejoin you some someday,
And, while your memory buoys us through those years,
We'll miss you...but continue on our way,
And, from time to time, we'll cry our selfish tears!!!

Our loving condolences and prayers,
This is from the above message!

Ray & Mindy Hamilton, New London, CT

Raymond Hamilton

July 30, 2018

June 1, 2018
Mi querida hermana en Cristo, Maggie, Carlos, Alexander, Janexie, y todos los familiares y amigos de nuestro hermano, Rev. Ramon. I'm an old friend of Maggie's from work. We're very close, the kind of close you find in prayerful, loving fellowship. She and Ramon have been in the prayers of our mutual prayer circle for a long, long time. Knowing that our amazing Lord answers all prayers, our faith assures us God wanted Ramon more than we needed him, hard as that must be at the moment. And God knows our grief; even just before miraculously raising Lazarus, Christ wept for Mary and Martha's grief.
Having lost both parents myself, know, all too well, this very special loss! Understanding the hole left behind, regardless the inevitability or forewarning, pray this helps some wee bitto allow...enable...the grief! And this grief will come...and linger; indulge it because it is necessary...it is how God built us...it reflects the measure of whom you've lost...and I know that's much!
So truly sorry to hear about your husband, dad, grandfather...spiritual guide. At least now he's at peace with our Lord definitely keepin' y'all in my prayers!
When my mother died, even after a years-long battle with cancer, I was shattered by the loss...inconsolable...she was my mentor! I like to think that I got my character from my father, but my mind and its capacity from m'dear sainted mother!!! BUT, "If your faith assures you she's in heaven, then what are the tears all about?!?" I hold eternity dearly close...a cherished, hard-won prize...but, in the interim, that answer lies below.

Alice Bauman

July 30, 2018

June 3, 2018
Maggie and family, Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all for peace, strength and comfort during this very difficult time. Ray was such a wonderful kind and gentle man and will be missed by many. May he Rest In Peace.
Sending prayer and love ,

Alice Bauman, The Villages, FL

Luz E. Rivera

July 30, 2018

June 4, 2018
Sorry for the lost. In God's hands.

Luz E. Rivera, Mee London, CT

Doreen Schmoegner

July 30, 2018

June 4, 2018
Maggie and family, my condolences and prayers to you.
Doreen Schmoegner, East Lyme, CT

Biography

My Biography, My Legacy:
Ramon Luis Cordero was born on August 31, 1949, in the city of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico. Son Of Francisco Cordero Pacheco and Rita Rivera Cordero of Santa Isabel. Ramon Luis came from a family of ten. He completed to 2 years of college and also 4 years in Hartford Bible Institute, which he graduated with honors.

Before becoming a devoted Christian, Ramon Luis was a professional singer, he entertained thru TV Shows and singing to the world in different areas in the Island. He was a Musician, Singer, Composer, an Artist, Teacher, Preacher, a Missionary and then he became a Pastor. Because he was a singer and a composer he dedicated the rest of his life, writing songs and singing to the Lord. He would sing in a way that touched many life's, he was so spiritual, his beautiful voice, accompanying the melodies touched by the Holy Spirit people would cry to the Lord.

In September 2, 1989 he married the Love of his Life, Margarita Fragoso. Ray had 3 children, Janexie Cordero, Carlos Perez Jr. and Alexander Cordero.
He was a devoted husband, a loving father a great grandfather. He worked for Electric Boat for 40 Years. He piloted small aircraft and his dreams were that someday he would go and preach the gospel in Central and South America.

Ray helped change the world by giving HOPE to many thru Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. His messages were always about the SON of GOD and his love for humanity. Many came to Christ by him giving meaning to the cross and what it stood for. His messages where powerful, but at the same time they were simple, full of humility. He taught how to live by faith, and how to walk in the spirit. He spoke of Hope, and forgiveness.

His ministry reached many with humbleness, he was soft, gentle dedicated, but always steadfast in what he believed. He preached the message which the core was the work of the cross. He would say my life has been full of surprises some experiences of pain, others with happiness. Even in the painful moments, the Lord has put joy in my heart to share with many.

He touched many lives thru his ministry, by TV programs, Prison, and Hospitals ministries. He was a praying man, an intercessor for others. He would travel to central and South American to preach the Truth that sets people free. In our own church he would give the most powerful message of Christ and his resurrection. Causing many people to be free from bondage and dedicating their entire life’s by serving the LORD.

He aimed for God to approve his way. He reached large audiences as well as small congregations. He always mentioned how Gods LOVE was unconditional for every individual and everlasting. He would say, thank you Lord for the blood of Christ, you have done all this thru grace for the benefit of mankind.

He was not famous, but he is remembered as a Loving pastor devoted, caring for his flock. He might not receive much praises while being alive, but never had he expected recognition. To him the biggest reward was to see how God would changed a life.

Ray will never be forgotten, because he touched so many lives thru his message of Christ or by his life style, of a Christian man walking with God. He set those examples so many who knew him can model after him and carried on with the word of Faith in Christ our Lord.

In many of his messages he would say, “He who does not have the Son does not have the father, so let this stir your heart - today is the day which salvation has touched the windows of your heart and your mind, so let your decision be wise, as mine was many years ago".

He would always say to the congregation. I feel so small, for the responsibility which GOD has instill in me. Is a great privilege because to lead people for that which Christ has loved and paid a price for, has to be done, with honor, wisdom, understanding and above all, LOVE.

He would say His best sermon and most rewarding were when he preached on the street. He would say God does not like sin but he LOVES the sinner”. Making people realize how important they were to GOD. To him GRACE was the fountain, the PEACE of GOD Flows down from that fountain.

His favorite phrase was “without faith is impossible to please GOD” and lived by that rule, until the end of his days. He always gave GOD the Glory and Honor in all of his doing. He would emphasize how everything was made by GOD and for his glory.

I never met someone with such dedication, so selfless full of love and passion for everything God stands for. He gave this love with a contagious smile to all of those which came across his path.

Today we say thank you for your hard work in the Lord and fruit of the spirit which you instill in us to live and walk by the faith you taught. I couldn’t ask for a better husband, provider and father for my children. I ask God to give me a good husband and GOD gave me his BEST! He gave me Ramon Luis Cordero.

I shall not say Good Bye to my beloved it, but instead see you later! Now is time for you to rest!

Written by Margarita Fragoso-Cordero