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...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Sherry & Arnie Willhite - CT

“We are sorry to hear about Ray. was a very kind man.he will be miss.Rip Ray. ”
2 of 34 | Posted by: Sittnick family SITTNICK

“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...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: Nancie Nancie Strout and family

“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...Read More »
4 of 34 | Posted by: ROBERT MORIN - NAPLES, FL

“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...Read More »
5 of 34 | Posted by: Alex Zawadzki - Wallingford, CT

“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 ”
6 of 34 | Posted by: Christopher Totzke - Unionville, CT

“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...Read More »
7 of 34 | Posted by: Jen Short - Wallingford, CT

“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". ”
8 of 34 | Posted by: Susan Spinato - Wallingford, CT

“To the entire Porto family we are so sorry for the loss of your dad/grandfather.Diana & Mike LaRock ”
9 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“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...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: Lou St. John & Family

“To David, Donald and Family. I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. He was a truly amazing man who will be missed by many. May you...Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Paul Lamoureux - Gilbert, AZ

“A wonderful man. Rest in peace Mr. Porto. ”
12 of 34 | Posted by: Marie Donlon - Yalesville, CT

“To the sweetest man who brought light and love to everyone he touched. You will be missed dearly. ”
13 of 34 | Posted by: debi raffles - wallingford, CT

“We would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the Porto family. For all the years we have known Ray, he was the epitome of kindness and good...Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: Ed & Michele Hevey - Wallingford, CT

“Truely the best man I ever met. An angel on earth. ”
15 of 34 | Posted by: Eva Mooney - Monroe, CT

“Dave and family sorry for for your loss. ”
16 of 34 | Posted by: Matt Wiedemann - Middletown, CT

“The rest of the world could take a lesson from the life of Ray.If you had a bad day, just seeing him could fix that fast. A truly great man. ”
17 of 34 | Posted by: Kevin Coane - Wallingford, CT

“What more can be said of Ray. It seems we all feel the same about him.I've been going to him for many years as I have arthritis in my hands and he...Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: lois mcclure - wallingford, CT

“So sorry to hear about your dad, he was such a wonderful man ”
19 of 34 | Posted by: Sandy Fields Derouin - Albany, NY

“A wonderful man who always had a smile.With sympathy for your loss. ”
20 of 34 | Posted by: Donna and Mark Schnitker - TX

“David and Donald and Family. So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. What a remarkable man. He was so loved by everyone and you know my Allen...Read More »
21 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Always with a smile. Such a gentleman. I will miss him and his saying. "Have a sparkling day" young lady" R.I.P. Mr. Porto.. ”
22 of 34 | Posted by: Lorraine Sullivan

“Dear Dave and Donnie,So sorry for the loss of one of the greatest men I've ever known. He'll be sorely missed. He was always so good to our family....Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Anne Stabile - Grants Pass, OR

“My condolences to the Porto family. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Ray was a wonderful person.Cheri (Fields) Woodfield ”
24 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“So very saddened to hear of your Dad and Grandpa passing. Ray was a wonderful man and his smile will be missed. My thoughts are with you at this...Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Joann Andreas - North Haven, CT

“So sorry for your lost,your patriarch, father and grandfather. Your Dad will be missed. ”
26 of 34 | Posted by: Michael DelGuidice - CT

“I will miss talking with Ray : deepest sympathy to the whole family, ”
27 of 34 | Posted by: Carole Poste - Wallingford, CT

“To the Porto Family , please except our deepest condolences on your loss. Ray was an outstanding Gentleman , I remember , being fortunate enough to...Read More »
28 of 34 | Posted by: Henry Kowalski - Waddell, AZ

“Ray was always smiling, and made me feel happy when he said "you have a sparkling day young lady!" I will miss him when I go to the station for gas....Read More »
29 of 34 | Posted by: Elaine McDunnah - Wallingford, CT

“My condolences to the Porto family. Ray was truly special, with a ready smile, happy nature and "sparkling" personality. He will be missed by so...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: Rosemary DeAngelis (Dee) - CT

“My condolences to all of Ray's family and friends. He was a wonderful man and his presence will be missed by all that knew him. May he rest in peace. ”
31 of 34 | Posted by: Lisa Koski - Wallingford, CT

“Our hearts are broken. We will miss this amazing gentle man. His ready smile, his kindness and his famous "Have a sparkling day", will keep him in...Read More »
32 of 34 | Posted by: Dave & Rosie Gelo - Wallingford, CT

“I will truly miss Ray w/his famous saying, we all know it well, & his great smile. His son's, grandson & co-worker, are always so kind & thoughtful...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: Pat Piasecki - Wallingford, CT

“My deepest condolences to the Porto Family. I hope it brings you some comfort and peace to know that Ray was respected and loved by so many. I have...Read More »
34 of 34 | Posted by: Jean Abbate - Wallingford, CT


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Raymond was born on August 16, 1924 and passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017.

Raymond was a resident of Wallingford, Connecticut at the time of passing.

He was a U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II stationed in England.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. directly at Most Holy Trinity Church. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery in Wallingford. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the Masonic Charity Foundation, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the Masonic Charity Foundation, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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