OBITUARY

Raymond Stephen Celona

February 2, 1947January 9, 2021

Raymond Stephen Celona, 73, passed away on January 9, 2021 at his home in North Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Jacqueline (Messineo) Celona.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Stephen and Antonetta (Grieco) Celona.

He was a lifelong master carpenter who was a perfectionist in his trade.

Raymond was the outstanding father of Kristin Marie Coia and her husband Kenneth and Raymond L. Celona and his wife Karen. He was also the brother of Michael Celona and his wife Maureen of Bonita Springs, FL.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM in St. Anthony Church, 1413 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence. Mass may be viewed via livestream.

A private graveside burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ray's memory to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI. 02904. A livestream of the Mass may be viewed at 11 AM and will end at 11:45 AM at www.saintanthonychurch.org.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

Memories

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Carol Vannieuwenhuize

January 20, 2021

So sorry to read about Ray. May he Rest In Peace.
Carol and Richard Van

Mark M. Morrissey

January 17, 2021

Very sorry for your loss.

Helmut Reinhardt

January 17, 2021

Our deepest sympathy of the passing of Raymond. He was a good person to all.

Your next door neighbors.

Robert Cordeiro

January 14, 2021

Kristen and Kenny, Iā€™m so sorry for your loss. My sympathy goes out to your family during this very difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. šŸ™šŸ»

Andrew and Gina Marsh

January 12, 2021

Gina and I are sending our condolences. I have such great memories growing up with our families being so close. I remember getting to visit your new house near Twin Rivers as Ray was building it. He was so happy to show us kids around the worksite. To a kid it was so fun to watch a house as it was being built; it's a very fond memory of mine. Sending you love and prayers.

Kristin Coia

January 11, 2021

My heart is forever broken. RIP daddy I love you

Eric and Mary Marsh

January 11, 2021

Mary and I have wonderful memories of times with the Celona family as neighbors, raising our children on Elizabeth Drive, and New Years Eve get togethers at their house for many years! We will miss Ray very much!

Alan Ceprano

January 11, 2021

Ray was a decent good man. I remember hanging out with him and some friends in the early 1970ā€™s . I ā€˜m very sorry to hear of his passing.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Raymond Stephen Celona, 73, passed away on January 9, 2021 at his home in North Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Jacqueline (Messineo) Celona.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Stephen and Antonetta (Grieco) Celona.

He was a lifelong master carpenter who was a perfectionist in his trade.

Raymond was the outstanding father of Kristin Marie Coia and her husband Kenneth and Raymond L. Celona and his wife Karen. He was also the brother of Michael Celona and his wife Maureen of Bonita Springs, FL.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM in St. Anthony Church, 1413 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence. Mass may be viewed via livestream.

A private graveside burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ray's memory to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI. 02904.