Raymond A. Playe Sr.

Date of Passing:

May 29, 2023

Playe, Raymond A. Sr., 81, formerly of Willett Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on May 29, 2023 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Janet F. (LaRoche) Playe.

Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Rene H. and Anita E. (Deslauriers) Playe, he lived in Bristol for the past year, previously residing in Riverside for 44 years.

Mr. Playe was employed in the Jewelry Display Industry for over 40 years.

Raymond was a member of the Abundant Life Church, Swansea.

Mr. Playe was a United States Air Force Veteran serving during the Vietnam Era.

He was a mechanic, model train enthusiast and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, playing board games, watching movies, go-carts, bowling, playing pool and listening to Elvis Presley music.

Besides his wife of fifty five years, he is survived by two sons, Raymond Albert Playe Jr. and his wife Marae of East Providence and Michael Edward Playe and his wife Marcie of Riverside and three grandchildren, Kasey Alexis Playe, Ryan Michael Playe and Daniel Christopher Playe. He was the brother of the late Rene G. Playe and Paul E. Playe.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Saturday June 3, 2023 at 11 a.m. in the Abundant Life Church, 135 New Meadow Road, Swansea, MA.

Calling Hours and Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Raymond’s memory to the Abundant Life Church, 135 New Meadow Road, Swansea, MA 02777 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Our condolences What an amazing legacy of faith and service to the Lord. Ray ‘s smile and sense of humor were contagious. Praying for God’s comfort and peace for you all.❤️Len and Carol

  2. Sending prayers and love to Janet and family.
    Our sincere sympathy,

    Michael and Karen Rebola

  3. Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. We will truly miss Ray’ s quiet demeanor and warm smile. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love you folks.

  4. Janet and Family. My condolences over the passing of Ray. Ray had a nice warm smile and I always felt peace when I was in his presence. It is wonderful for you folks to know that he is with Jesus! What a comfort!
    May God bless you and strengthen you during this time.

  5. Our church family sends it’s deepest condolences. We love you!
    Ray will be greatly missed. His handwriting is literally on the walls of our church.
    Peace & comfort,
    Pastor Bob Lavallee &
    Your Abundant Life Church Family

  6. My deepest condolences to the entire family. I am truly sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all

  7. Ray, you had the most beautiful smile ever! Right about now, I’m sure you’re in Heaven, catching up with my hubby, Ken. You were certainly one talented man, for sure, and I know Heaven is rejoicing at your “homecoming”. Much love to your whole beautiful family. ❤️

  8. I’m sooo sorry for your loss of your sweet father… Mr Ray was a kind sweet gentle giant of a soul. Great Sense of humor and was so loved by my family.. We may mourn on earth but we will rejoice in heaven with Jesus. Mr Ray thank you for always putting a smile on my face and showing who Jesus is through you.. You will be dearly missed but never forgotten. Sending prayers and love to the Playe family… I love you all… ❤️

  9. You both will always have such a special place with us. We love you! Thinking about Ray, home, walking with Jesus. What a hope. Praying for you all so much!

  10. Charlie and I are both so very sorry for your loss and are thinking of you and your beautiful family also remembering all the good times we had together. God Bless you.

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