Raymond L. Porto

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Our thoughts and prayers to the Porto family. Filling up the gas tank and enjoying a conversation about a UCONN game or the Yankees was all part of the visit. A nudge on the shoulder and Have a Sparkling Day was the send off! Will me him so much.

Posted by: Sherry & Arnie Willhite - Wallingford, CT   Dec 12, 2017

We are sorry to hear about Ray. was a very kind man.he will be miss.Rip Ray.

Posted by: Sittnick family SITTNICK - Conn and florida   Dec 12, 2017

Your dad had added a "sparkling day " to my life ever since I met him 24+ years ago
I am so sorry for your families loss and that I only found out a little to late to be there in person to give you all condolence hugs in person. May he have the best Christmas ever in heaven, at the son of Gods birthday party, reunited with his bride!
Live happily ever after, Mr Ray! Sparkling afterlife to you

Posted by: Nancie Nancie Strout and family    Dec 09, 2017

Ray was a beautiful human being. He was one of the people who made Wallingford such a wonderful town in which to live. Our heartfelt condolences to the Porto Family on behalf of the entire Pascale Family. May Ray Rest In Peace. Bob Morin

Posted by: ROBERT MORIN - NAPLES, FL   Dec 09, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ray. A one of kind person God put on this earth to make every person he came in contact go away smiling and feeling good.

That's what he did for me. Getting gas there was more to see Ray then the gas.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Dave, Don and the Porto family.

God has another Angel in heaven. He will be missed here on earth.

God bless...

Alex Zawadzki

Posted by: Alex Zawadzki - Wallingford, CT   Dec 08, 2017

One of the hardest working men I have ever had the privilege to meet. You will be missed. My prayers and sympathy go out to the entire family

Posted by: Christopher Totzke - Unionville, CT   Dec 08, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Porto family. He will be our "Ray of Sunshine" forever in our hearts. I will always remember Taylor and Tre asking me to get gas where the man like Grandpa works - he was in their eyes another Grandpa to them and for that matter - to all that met him, Love to you all, Jen, Ed, and Tre Short

Posted by: Jen Short - Wallingford, CT   Dec 08, 2017

I will miss his smiling face, such a kind and gentle man. Rest in peace my dear Ray, I know that now all your days will be "Sparkling Days".

Posted by: Susan Spinato - Wallingford, CT   Dec 08, 2017

To the entire Porto family we are so sorry for the loss of your dad/grandfather.
Diana & Mike LaRock

Posted by: A friend   Dec 08, 2017

I enjoyed listening to Ray tell stories like how customers would gather at the station on Tuesday nights to watch the Milton Berle show. When my kids were little, he'd peek in the car window to see how many lollipops to bring back out. And, of course, they remember him telling us to "have a sparkling day." It must have meant a lot to him to work alongside his sons and grandson for so many years. Such a wonderful life,

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Posted by: Lou St. John & Family    Dec 08, 2017