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Raley, Raymond Leo

Birth: 1925-10-13 in Mechanicsville, Maryland
Residence: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Death: Monday, March 04, 2013
Laid to Rest: Friday, March 08, 2013 in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Morganza, Marlynad
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Click to see full size photoRaymond Leo Raley, 87, of Mechanicsville, MD, died March 4, 2013 in Leonardtown, MD. Born October 13, 1925 in Mechanicsville (Trent Hall), MD, he was the son of the late Benjamin Clyde and Louise Cecelia Knott Raley.

Raymond was married to the late Catherine Mae Cusic Raley who passed away on November 27, 1986 they were married on November 22, 1945.

Raymond is survived by his children; Brenda (the late Carl) Thompson of Waldorf, MD, Marilyn (Wayne) Wood of Mechanicsville, MD, and Jeffrey (Lenore) Raley of Mechanicsville, MD, siblings; Carl (the late Theresa) Raley of Mechanicsville, MD, Virginia (Roy) Knott of Chaptico, MD, and Margaret (the late Art) Chiarizia of Annapolis, MD, 9 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Raymond was preceded in death by his siblings; Elmer, Jimmy, Jack, Floyd, and David Raley, and Ethel Oliver.

Raymond was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County, after graduating from Margaret Brent Middle School, Raymond managed Cremona Farm in Mechanicsville for many years. He farmed, raised livestock and enjoyed hunting, fishing, crabbing and all other sporting activities.

Later in life, he moved to his current residence on “Oak Hill” in Mechanicsville and operated a painting business with long time friend Fred Greenwell. After Fred’s death he continued to operate “Raley Painting”.

Raymond was married to his wife Catherine “Kitty” Cusic Raley for 40 wonderful years. He enjoyed time spent with family and friends. He looked forward to his weekly outings with friends, to St. Mary’s Landing. Raymond was a very kind, gentle, loving father, and grandfather.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Mechanicsville, MD with Father David Wells officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery Morganza, MD. Pallbearers will be; Jeffrey Raley, Jr. Dan Raley, Robby Raley, Chris Thompson, Marvin Raley, and Jim Gray.

Contributions may be made to the Mechanicsville Vol. Rescue Squad P.O. Box 15 Mechanicsville, MD 20659 and/ or Hospice House St. Mary's P.O.Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD.

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