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.

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

Reverend Ramon Luis Cordero

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Richard Vidot

February 13, 2019

Quero darle gracias a Dios que pude conocer a una persona como Ramon Cordero.
Aunque no lo conoci tanto como los demas que lo an conocido, lo poco tiempo que pude conocerlo para mi fue un placer y un honor.

Quisiera hablar sobre la cadena de la "salvacion". Por que atravez de algunos que son verdaderamente servidores de el Senor, es que muchos son salvos. Y de alli sigue la cadena, atraves de esa persona a quien le sirve a Dios.

Yo quiero decir que yo fui una de esas personas que fui bendecido en ser parte de esa cadena que fue empesado por el hermano Ramon Cordero. Porque atravez de una persona que fue convertido al Senor por medio de Cordero, y era amigo de el, yo tambien fui convertido y entragado al Senor, en conociendo a esa persona quien es Juan Rivera, que fue amigo de Cordero, y ahora es mi amigo tambien.

Y por eso es que le doy gracias a Dios por cordero, por que si no hubiera sido por el, mi amigo Juan quizas no hubiera sido salvo, y tampoco yo, porque no hubiera oido bien el mensaje de la palabra que fue enviado hacia mi por esa cadena espiritual.

Y por eso quiero darle gracias a Ramon Cordero, pero mas que nada, darle gracias a Dios que atraves de lo que Dios hizo con Cordero en sembrar las semillas de Dios y empesar una preciosa cadena de Dios para salvar a la gente, quisiera dedicar estas pocas palabras en honor a ese gran servidor de Dios que sabemos que ahora mismo esta disfrutando de la Gloria de el grande y todo poderoso Dios Jesus, el verdadero cordero que fue sacrificado para la salvacion de nosotros.

Gracias Dios por todo, y gracias por darnos un sirviente y hermano y amigo como Ramon Cordero.

abel y blanca marquez

February 12, 2019

Ramon L Cordero (Corderito) mi Pastor, mi mejor amigo , mi maestro , mi mas preciado modelo de persona . En mi corazon quedo un espacio vacio el dia que te fuiste . te conoci tal como eras , humilde , sincero , amable , y sobre todo mi mejor maestro y sobre todo me llevaste por el mejor camino el cual todavia practico como hombre dedicado al sevicio de Dios . Jamas y nunca podre olvidar las experiencia vividas como amigos y hermanos en la fe , pero el mayor privilegio que me queda fue el poder acompanarte en tu lecho de enfermo el ultimo dia de tu linda vida terrenal .

Ese gran privilegio vivira con este servidor todos los dias de mi vida , hasta que nos volvamos a ver en el cielo . Siempre te quise con todo el corazon y tus ensenansas han sido el mejor legado que me dejaste como una huella infalible en mi vida . Mi esposa al igual que yo se une a este pensamiento inequivoco y con mucha tristeza , dolor y alegria te decimos que tu fuiste, el mejor de los amigos que hemos conocido en nuestras vidas . No te decimos adios , sino hasta luego , buen amigo , hermano y pastor . descansa en paz . tus hermanos y amigos del alma Abel y Blanca GRACIAS RAMON LUIS CORDERO POR TU GRAN AMISTAD WE ALLWAYS LOVE YOU . AMEN

Norma L. Cordero

February 11, 2019

Amado Corderito:
Que mucho te extrañamos. Tanto Sindo como yo hemos vivido muy agradecidos de ti, por la persona que siempre fuistes. Tenias un corazon tan dadivoso, y lleno de amor. Fuistes un excelente Pastor. Gracias a Dios por la guianza Espiritual y llevarnos al excelente camino del Señor . Te preocupabas a que entendieramos mas clara la palabra de Dios. Fuistes un ser muy especial un hombre integro y sabio, dando fruto del Espiritu y viviendo lo que siempre predicastes. Agradecere siempre como te comportastes tan excelente con la familia fuistes de gran bedicion para cada uno de nosotros. Impactactes nuestras vidas, no tan solo con palabras sino con tus hechos. Gracias por haber sido un buen Esposo con mi Hermana y un gran padre con tus hijos. Cuando nos reuniamos gozabamos de tu precensia y con esa gracia que hacias las cosas en gozo y en amor.
Estaremos eternamente agradecidos de Dios porque tu llegastes a nuestras vidas. Se que estas gozandote con el Senor, y nos veremos, nuevamente y asi junto estaremos por siempre. Te amamos y nunca te olvidamos.
Tu cunada Norma y Sindo

Carmen Fuentes-Murray

February 10, 2019

Tio Gui
You were an amazing Son, Brother, Uncle, Husband and Father. You always took care of everyone you knew. I loved when you would play your guitar and sing. You had an amazing voice. You were taken too soon, but I know you are no longer in pain and have met your maker. I will always cherish the memories of you coming to visit us. You had a heart of gold and a beautiful smile. I can only hope and pray that Titi Maggie and your sons find comfort. You will never be for gotten and you will always have a special place in my heart. Till we meet again.
Love you always,
Your Niece Carmen Fuentes-Murray

Courtney Gencarelli

December 6, 2018

As I read the fond memories and love everyone shares for Ray, I can't help to think how much I would have loved to get to know this kind and wonderful man. I have only had the pleasure to meet him once and upon meeting him that one and only time, I could honestly feel what a kind, loving and gentle soul he was. Maggie has shared with me the wonderful memories that her and Ray shared together, the beautiful family they have and the love the shared is something couples dream about. So even though I met him only once he has forever impacted my life and touched my soul. To will be greatly missed and may you rest in peace.

Carmen Morales

December 5, 2018

Tio Cordero,
The empicable impact you lefted in our lives left behind a lasting gratification of what a beautiful loving and careing person you were as a husband, a father an uncle and a friend. Your dedication to the church as a Pastor, always praying for the sick and given support to families in need. You filled our lives with beautiful memories.
You left this world but never our hearts! Your Deeply Missed and Loved.
Ceci and Edgar Morales

Luis Lugo

December 5, 2018

I remember the first time I met Cordero, They say that when you meet someone for the first time, first impression are the ones that can tell what type person he or she is. I knew that he wasn't just your ordinary person, he was very humble, polite , caring, made you laugh , a family man and most of all , a man of God. I could tell that by the way people talked about him especially my mom Maria Lugo and my aunt Maggie (his wife). He always blessed us with his words and prayed for our safety. Cordero was always there when the family needed him , during family gatherings or times of sadness due to a loss in the family. He served as a pastor for many people including my family. Gave special serments during our family funerals. When ever I had the chance to see him he always was happy to see me and my family. I'm sad that I was not able to see him one more time before he was called upon by god to keep serving in a better world. I always will remember one of the times he told me that "Having god in your heart and faith in him" that was most important thing. I know that he is looking up above us and keeping us safe as one of gods angels. Cordero, thanks for all of your prayers and blessing you have given us. We miss you .. Luis and Enid Lugo Jr.

Annette Chameroy

December 5, 2018

We are honor to have him marry us 32years ago. One of our fondest memories is when we got together to celebrate our anniversary and auntie Maggie birthday.
Ron and Annette Chameroy

Luis Fragoza

December 4, 2018

My Uncle,my Pastor, I write this with the upmost respect for you and all loved ones.As a child growing up I remember going to church services.My uncle invited everyone he knew and didn’t know to church.He welcomed anyone with open arms and open hands.A pure demonstration of what it is to be a leader.My uncle always had words of wisdom for anyone that encountered themselves in good and bad times.Numbers 6:24-26 - The Lord bless you and keep you;the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.I will always Love You Uncle Ray- Luis

Caroline Fragoza

December 3, 2018

Caroline Fragoza
Dear Uncle Ray:
You were a great Pastor, a great uncle and a great teacher. I am thankful you guided me thru the Lords path. I love you so much and I miss you, I wish you were here with us. But I know that you are with the Lord.
I am grateful for the service you did for my daughters funeral, I will never forget it. Your kindness and love for others were very expressive. You lived what you taught. I am so thankful that my aunt Maggie married you because you were such a AWESOME man, you were a great husband and a father. You were someone we can model after. Thank you for being my spiritual guide.

Love you always, and we will be together again for eternity.
Missing you, "Merry Christmas"



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