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Judy Donnelly posted a condolence
Monday, April 9, 2018Ray was an important part of our family; our Mother, Gladys Donnelly, took him under her wing after his Mother (Aunt Fran) passed away. My Mother adored Aunt Fran, as she was an amazing lady who taught Ray to be 'self sufficient' and to live on his own after her passing. Ray was with the Donnelly Family every holiday. My Mother, Gladys, took care of his checkbook, finances and everything until eventually Kevin Donnelly took over this caring for Ray. On holidays, Ray drove himself to Gladys's house in Oxford from Parsippany. He always brought his accordion and played it for us. He was always joyful and happy to be with us as we were his family; he will be missed by us! Clover Rest Home (the small home with a big heart) was Rays very close family during his final years; they went over and above themselves caring for Ray. The people who worked there took great care of him with love. He passed with them by his side. We are forever grateful to the Clover Family.
Thomas Burtnett posted a condolence
Saturday, March 31, 2018On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 11:07 AM, Thomas Burtnett wrote: > (I'm sent this to the current DSB email list as well as all the email addresses I have for former members who may have overlapped with Ray.) > > Several of us long-time DSB members remember Ray Carter. For many years he was a loyal DSB accordion player who attended rehearsals regularly and most DSB jobs. In fact, he was on the DSB board for several years. I am pretty sure if you look at the Member of the Year plaques you will find Ray Carter for one of those years. I remember he also loved trains, not model trains but real ones, and would go to "railfan" events in the area. > > The DSB was supportive to him. I know at least one of our former members helped him with financial matters and low-income housing paperwork. He lived for several years at Brookside Senior Citizens, an affordable housing community in Parsippany. In searching my old emails, I find that Ray's last performance with us was at Franciscan Oaks in February 2013. In late February many DSB members took Ray out to a "farewell lunch" which he appreciated. > > Those of us who knew him pause and recall our interaction with Ray as our modest tribute to his life. May our involvement with the DSB be as meaningful and enjoyable as it was for Ray Carter. ----------------------------------- On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 11:19 AM, Laura wrote: > Thanks for letting me know Tom > Laura On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 11:30 AM, Lee Evans wrote: > I remember Ray. Sometimes we sat next to each other at rehearsals or gigs. Sorry to hear of his passing. Lee On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 12:29 PM, Mitchell Andrus wrote: > Sorry to hear that. > Mitch On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 12:30 PM, Penny & Don Pitt wrote: > Hi Tom - > Thanks for letting us know. We have many fond memories of Ray. > Best - > Penny & Don On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 1:35 PM, dan schworn. wrote: > A very nice write up for Carter. I appreciate you letting every one know. He will be remembered in our prayers. Thank you Regards Dan S. On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 3:58 PM, Brian Janosy <email@example.com> wrote: Ray's favorite tunes > Jungletown > Carolina in the Morning > Bosom Buddies > There was a polka that you guys played in the Ukies.... my baby Polka? or something like that On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 4:44 PM, Betty Comora wrote: Hi Tom, Thanks for including me in this mass emailing. I certainly remember Ray. A very friendly and upbeat guy…despite his challenges. I have fond memories of being part of the Denville String Band...and just recently told a friend about how I had no idea what the group was all about. I was given a banjo and someone suggested I go there to learn to play along with other musicians. A WHOLE NEW WORLD opened up to me. I MARCHED....and played....at the same time.....not to mention almost passing out from the heavy hot uniform… Stay in tune, Betty On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 5:24 PM, Ron Owens wrote: R.I.P. Ray. I often drove him to/from rehearsals or concerts. He was enthusiastic about the accordion. I shall remember him fondly. Ron On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 5:55 AM, Karen Tonnesen wrote: > This email was very touching! And I'm sorry to hear about Rays passing. On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 10:17 AM, Russ Koch wrote: Thanks for the information and nice tribute you paid to Ray Carter. Unfortunately I never had the privilege of meeting or playing with Ray but from what you wrote about him I'm certain that I would have enjoyed his company as a DSB member… Ray must have felt the same way as evidenced by his dedication to the group. Russ K. PS.... He was also an "accordion alumni" which makes his contribution to the DSB even more special for me. On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 10:31 AM, Alan Lindner wrote: So sorry to hear this news, but really appreciate you letting me know. Your message said it all and well written. Thank you.
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Barbara Donnelly posted a condolence
Friday, March 30, 2018Ray, We had many fun times. You were always special and welcome in our home. Remember the many birthdays we shared together on June 13. We were kindred spirits for sure. Education was so important to you. I was proud to have you at my college graduation in 2016. Rest in peace my friend, Love, Barbara Donnelly
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