September 11, 1926 – December 26, 2020
ANGELONE, Renato “Ray” Agapito, of Framingham, MA, passed away the evening of Saturday, December 26, 2020. He was 94 years young, and had fully intended to live to see age 100.
Ray is reunited with his beloved wife, Dorothy, of almost 50 years. He was so proud of his family and that was how he defined his own success in life. Ray valued the pursuit of education and work ethic and was a loyal employee of Raytheon and an Army veteran. He generously shared his hard-earned wisdom to instill such values in his children, grandchildren, and extended family and friends. Ray loved to garden and was well-known for perfect tomatoes, which he himself did not like to eat, but was eager to share with his family and friends. He had a brilliant mind for mathematics and enjoyed reciting the multi-digit value of pi as well as running complex calculations in his mind for relaxation. He enjoyed playing cards, monitoring the stock market, and writing letters to politicians to share his opinions. A true Boston sports fan, watching the Red Sox and Patriots brought him much joy. Above all, his greatest pride and joy in life was seeing his family, extended family, and friends be successful in life.
He will be missed by his daughter Julie Hamm and her husband Richard, his son Raymond Angelone and his wife Stephanie, and his daughter Kathleen Mitchell and her husband David; as well as seven grandchildren who were his pride and joy: Brian, John and Lauren Hamm, Aeden and Lilia Angelone, and Owen and Abigail Mitchell. Born in Newton, MA to immigrants Agapito and Domenica Angelone, he was the beloved brother to the late Luigi Angelone, the late Leticia Angelone, Bertha D’Ercole, Gino Angelone and the late Rita Angelone. Ray also leaves his extended family and friends who will miss his love, intelligence, and encouragement.
Funeral service will be Friday, January 8 at 10:00 at Saint Anselm's Parish in Sudbury. The funeral in the church is private to family but will be live broadcast. If you would like to attend remotely, please email a family member for the link to attend virtually. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Hope Walks (https://nwh.rallybound.org/hopewalks/Donate).
January 7, 2021
Ray was always the perfect gentleman and a very dear friend to my mom, Alice, at Fairview Estates. He was always looking out for her and caring for her and that was very comforting. I had the honor of getting to know Ray, many times sitting out on the front porch, discussing everything from politics to finance to horticulture - and then my wife would call wondering when I was coming home... He was the nicest guy and quickly became a bit of a role model for me on how to live graciously. Our best to his family and we will keep him/you in our prayers. God Bless...
January 7, 2021
My deceased husband, Ray, and I shared many happy times with your parents. St. Anselm’s was a special place for all of us. Your Mom and Dad were great people. Peace and prayers to the family they loved. Kathy Middleton
January 5, 2021
To Ray and family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. May your memories provide some peace during this difficult time.
January 4, 2021
Julie, my condolences to you for the passing of your Father. My thoughts and prayers with you and your family during this difficult time. Losing your Dad can be extremely difficult because you are losing a source of strength, stability, and consistency in your life.
Wilmington Band Parents
January 2, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mitchell and their extended family during this difficult time.
Katie Duggan Bolles
December 31, 2020
Julie, Raymond, and Kate I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was such a kind man. Reading his memorial I could instantly picture him in his garden when we were kids. May he live on in your hearts, memories and stories forever. Take care.
December 30, 2020
We were so very sorry to hear of your father's passing; he was a wonderful man. With sincere sympathy, Vincent and Karen Napoli.
December 30, 2020
On behalf of the many people who played cards (Pitch) with Ray on Wednesday evenings our sincere condolences. Ray was a true gentleman and a wonderful guy, who was quiet but very passionate when playing cards. He will truly be missed by all of us. Our thoughts are with you.
The Pitch League from the Ashland VFW and Ashland Legion.
December 28, 2020
How Dick and I loved sharing family events with Dot and Ray .... weddings, showers, anniversaries. They were always there for us, enjoying our mutual love of Ogunquit, Maine. We miss them both.