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Raymond MacDonald

Raymond F. MacDonald

Tuesday August 10, 1943 - Thursday December 26, 2019
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Obituary

Loving Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather

Raymond F. MacDonald, 76 of Belleville, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019. Born in Newark, the son of the late Willis Joseph and Marie Pauline (Barnett) MacDonald, he was a lifelong resident of Belleville. Raymond retired as a salesman for PC Richards & Son in Wayne, as well as several other locations. After his retirement, he worked as a School Crossing Guard for the Township of Belleville.
He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus of Belleville and also Past Exalted Ruler of the Belleville Elks #1123

The beloved husband of the late Marie Celine (Kelly) MacDonald, Raymond is survived by his daughter, Anne Marie Pruznak and her husband, Michael; 2 brothers, Greg and John MacDonald; a sister, Joan Czekalski; 4 grandchildren, Ryann Girovasi, Sean Pruznak, Geraldine Pruznak, and Aidan Pruznak; and 3 great-grandchildren, Samantha, Xavier, and Levi. Along with his parents and his wife, Raymond was also predeceased by his brother, Paul “PJ” Mac Donald.

The funeral will be Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 9am from the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home, 267 Centre St., Nutley.

The Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Church in Belleville at 10am.

The interment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Belleville.

Visitors will be received at the funeral home on Monday from 5-8pm.

Please omit all flowers, memorial contributions will be accepted at the funeral home.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home
    Address
    267 Centre Street
    NUTLEY, NJ 07110
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  • Service

    Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Peter's Church
    Address
    155 William Street
    BELLEVILLE, NJ 07109
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Peter's Church Cemetery
    Address
    William Street
    BELLEVILLE, NJ 07109
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Affiliations

  • Celtic Cross
  • Elks Lodge

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Lori Mac Donald

Posted at 03:53pm
My Dear Brother-in-law Ray, Rest In Peace now with your beautiful wife Marie! I will cherish the lunches we shared together at Janet’s house. I have wonderful memories at PJ’s Tavern and all the holidays we spent together at Mom and Dad’s house. You will never be forgotten!! I love you Ray. We had lots of good times at the Elks Christmas Party for our kids.
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Maryann

Posted at 11:39am
So sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. Condolences to his entire family. I first met Ray when he was a crossing guard at the corner of my street. I spent a couple of years waving to him and occasionally chatting with him. It wasn’t until I became a crossing guard myself on the next block up that we discovered he was good friends with my late father-in-law. He shared many very funny stories of the shenanigans that they got into together. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations. Ray is a wonderful person. God Bless you and rest your soul Ray. I hope you and Big Mac keep the shenanigans to a minimum.
 

AnneMarie MacDonald Posted at 11:15pm

Thank you for your kind words...AnneMarie MacDonald-Pruzank
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EDWARD BERGAMINI

Posted at 09:45am
So sorry to here of the passing of Ray. As a member and past Exalted Ruler of the Elks I remember Ray and his Danny another of the Past Exalted Rulers and the fun we had back in the 60's. He was a great person and will be missed by all but we still have the memories
 

AnneMarie MacDonald Posted at 11:16pm

Thank you, AnneMarie MacDonald-Pruznak
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