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Raymond I. Cesario Veteran
October 17, 2022


Raymond I. Cesario passed away peacefully at the Lahey Clinic on October 17th, with loving family at his side. He was 90. Raised in Boston’s West End, Ray was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Holden) Cesario.

After graduating from high school, Raymond served in combat with the US Army during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, Ray embarked on a long career as a quality control expert in the aero-space industry. While working with several industry giants, he participated in the Apollo Project at RCA and several missal projects with GTE. Although he enjoyed great success in his professional life, he excelled with his family. A devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, Ray loved to spend time with family and friends. He had a special affection and connection with his grandchildren which lasted throughout their lives.

A Reading resident in recent years, Ray and Elaine lived in Lexington for many years and kept a home where all were welcome. Ray loved to cultivate his garden and enjoyed many carpentry and woodworking projects. He enjoyed fishing and Cape Cod summer days on the ocean, surrounded by those he loved. He and Elaine enjoyed travelling with family and friends, whether it be grand tours of Italy or cruising through the Caribbean. He relished listening to jazz and listened to it all the time, opening up his family to the greatness of music. He was a well-loved man who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

The beloved husband of Elaine E. (Tutela) Cesario, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage, Raymond was a devoted father to Raymond Cesario and his wife Connie of Chelmsford, James Cesario and his wife Jacqueline of Reading, David Cesario and his wife Lori of Naples, FL. Raymond was a loving papa to Carolyn and her husband Tim, Stephanie and her husband Jim, Jessica and her husband Matt, Vincent, James and his fiancée Abbilyn, Anthony and his fiancée Victoria, Nicole, Alyssa and Sophia as well a loving great-grandfather to Lily. The dear brother of Gerald, Richard, Robert and the late James and Joseph Cesario, Raymond is also survived by survived by many, many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit at the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, on Friday, October 28th from 10 AM – 11:30 AM with a funeral service in the funeral home at 11:30 AM. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Raymond’s name to The West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street Suite 7, Boston, MA 02114.

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Dello Russo Funeral Service
306 Main Street
Medford, MA 02155