Sandra Petro posted a Condolence
| September 29, 2015
How do you describe Ray? There aren't enough words out there to even come close. One of a kind sums it up probably the best. I think of him everyday,from the time i wake up until the time i go to sleep at night. There isn't a moment that passes that he doesn't cross my mind. My brother was my world, my protector, my best friend. There are no words to express the loss that is felt everyday. It's been 9 months and it's as fresh as it ever was, and I imagine it will stay that way. I never met someone like him in my life and i doubt i ever will. Ray was a one of a kind person, beautiful soul. He lit the room up just walking into it, and he could turn a bad day for me in to one of the best days i ever had. His jokes, his big smile, and his unforgettable laugh matched his big personality. There is an emptiness that just never goes away and it never will. He taught me many lessons about life, love, and about myself and to never let fear get the best of you; If you want something, you just have to believe in yourself and do it. He taught me the importance of carrying yourself with confidence even if you're not sure if you can do something, because if you don't have confidence in yourself, how can others? How can you be successful in your life? This is part of the key to success. It's believing you can do it. When people die, they seem to always be remembered as a hero, but my brother was my hero from the time i was a child. I wanted to be just like him growing up. Instead of the sadness, I try to remember all the smiles, the laughter, the love, and the sloppy kisses he'd give me on my cheek when he knew i was having a bad day and because he wanted to make me smile.. I wasn't big on sloppy drool kisses at the time, and he did it more as a way to tease me and get me to smile. I could share a million memories on this page and it still doesn't compare. You would have had to have known him to truly understand what a huge loss this is. He really was my best friend, and not how people just throw the term around. I was his best friend and I'm honored to be. He'll always be my best friend, my brother, my confidant, and my guardian, and I take him with me wherever I go. If i could have one wish, one conversation with someone, one visit, one hug... If i could hear one joke, or even hearing someone's laughter again, if i could just have one more moment with anyone in this entire world and i could pick anyone, any celebrity or famous person, there is NO WAY I'd pick ANYONE other than RAY. He means the world to me and he always will. I love you Ray. Never goodbye big brother... only love..I'll hold you in my heart, until i can hold you in heaven.
Your cousin Jackie posted a Condolence
| January 04, 2015
I still don't believe its real! So much going through my mind since I heard the words you were gone! I will miss you until the day we meet up again! My sincerest sympathy to you all Sandy, prayers to all Raymond this Superbowl is for you go Patriots!All the way!