Raymond J. Maccarone, Jr., 72, of Coventry passed on Friday, July 31st surrounded by his loving family in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Judith (Straight) Maccarone. They had been married for 18 years.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Raymond J. Maccarone and Evelyn (Rotella) Bucci. He was the step-son of the late Vincent Bucci. He had lived in Coventry for 3 years, previously living in Smithfield.
He was a graduate of Long Island University and the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. He was a member of the National Association Unemployment Insurance Appelant Board (NAUIAB).
Ray was a lifelong employee of the State of Rhode Island, serving as the Chief Referee of the Board of Review at the Department of Labor & Training. In his younger family years, he also worked part-time as a salesman at St. Onge’s in Cranston. He proudly served over twenty years in the United States Army Reserves, 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion. Ray was a lifelong fan of the New York Football Giants, New York Yankees, Providence College Friars, and all things Disney. Like his mother, he loved family, Christmas and Frank Sinatra, and he was always excited for a long road trip to vacation with Judy.
Besides his wife he leaves his children, Lisa (Maccarone) Goldstein (and her husband, Dan) of Cumberland, Michael R. Maccarone (and his wife, Aja) of Cumberland, his step-daughter Jennifer T. Short (and her husband, Kevin) of Coventry. He was the grandfather of Mira Maccarone, Sophia Goldstein and Robert Short. He also leaves his step-mother, Helene Maccarone and siblings, Julie Maccarone, Jo-Ann Maccarone, Gail (Maccarone) Stearns, Gary Maccarone, and Donna (Bucci) Zito.
His funeral was private. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or The Tomorrow Fund. The Tomorrow Fund