Raymond V. Fuoco, Sr., beloved husband of Ann Marie Esposito Fuoco of Cheshire, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2015, with his loving family by his side at the Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Southington. Born in Philadelphia, PA on February 12, 1942, he was a son of the late Vittorio and Mary Coppola Fuoco. Before his retirement Ray was a Plumber with the UA Local 777 Plumbers & Pipefitters for over 40 years and then went to work for the State of Connecticut with the Department of Consumer Protection as a Trade Inspector. He was a longtime member of the Campania Club of New Haven and a lifetime member of Hamden Fish & Game. In addition to his wife Ann Marie of 52 years, survivors include his loving children, Raymond Fuoco, Jr., Cristina Fuoco and her husband Stamatios Bizanis, ‘poppy’ to his three cherished grandsons, Ethan, Jack and Max, aunts, Florence Salvatore of NJ, Clelia Fuoco of Italy and Rose Fuoco of NJ and a sister, Lucille Pileggi of PA as well as many close friends, cousins and nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the day program and the staff on 2A at the Alzheimer’s Resource Center for all the care, compassion and love they gave to Ray during his time with them. Friends are invited to meet directly in St. Bridget Church, 175 Main St., Cheshire on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Beecher and Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Interment will take place in All Saint’s Cemetery, North Haven. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Connecticut Frontotemporal Dementia, PO Box 462, Marion CT, 06444 or to St. Bridget School, 171 Main St., Cheshire, CT 06410.


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  1. Ann Marie and family. We are so sad to hear about the passing of Ray.He was a wonderful man and his smile and kind ways will be missed by all that knew and loved him.Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Bob & Liz Alberino

  2. Ann Marie and family: Condolences to you and your family from Anne Caiafa and the Caiafa family. We are deeply saddened by the loss; he will be truly missed and we will include him in our daily prayers.

  3. Ann Marie, I know my Mother had so much love for Raymond and he will be missed. My fondest memory was listing to his stories of hunting trips.

  4. To the Fuoco family, I am so very sorry for you loss. I remember Mr. Fuoco from years ago and he was always a .ball buster.! A really great guy. May all your beautiful memories help you get through this difficult time. Vicky Mills and family

  5. Marie, Chris, and Ray; I’m so sorry for your loss. Ray was a sparkling, laughing, shining light in this world that I will forever be thankful to have known. Love Diane

  6. My sincerest condolences to you Marie, Raymond, Cristina and your families. I am so sad to hear of Ray’s passing and sincerely sorry I missed the wake. I was traveling for business and didn’t hear about it until after the wake. May he rest in peace. Love, Scott D’Aniello

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