RD2 (Petty Officer Second Class) - Navy
Ray N. Pagliarulo, a beloved father, brother and friend to many, and a longtime resident of Stamford, peacefully passed away at Stamford Hospital after a hard fought battle with health issues. Ray was born in Cleveland, GA on February 27, 1945 to the late Charles and Ada Rachel (Partin) Pagliarulo.
After graduating from Stamford High School in 1964 Ray enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving aboard the aircaft carrier USS Kearsarge. He was proud of his service to the country and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War, the Catholic War Veterans and the Disabled American Veterans. Ray spent his career as a restaurant and janitorial supply salesmen, retiring from Strauss Paper Company. He was an avid collector of trains and war memorabilia. Ray made friends easily and widely and he was affectionally known as Uncle Ray to many.
Ray was preceded in death by his beloved wife and best friend Marilyn J. (Dudley) and is survived by his loving daughter, Rachel Pagliarulo and her fiancé Dante Pomponi; his brother Charles Pagliarulo and wife Dory; his sister Carol Pagliarulo; his sister Mary Magnini and husband Bob; his brother-in-law James Dudley and wife Debbie and many nieces, nephews and extended family. He is also survived by his grandpup Rocket whose snuggles and kisses brought Ray much joy.
Friends and family may call on Tuesday, June 8th from 4pm to 8pm at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford, CT 06902. The interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Ray's name to:
K9s for Warriors, an organization that trains shelter dogs to be Service Dogs for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. https://www.k9sforwarriors.org/
Fischer House Foundation which provides housing to military & veteran families while a loved one is in the hospital. https://www.fisherhouse.org/
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