Raymond D. Mountain Jr.

Date of Passing:

May 10, 2022

Mountain, Raymond D. Jr., 92, of Henry Street, Cranston, died peacefully on May 10, 2022 at the Hope Hospice Hulitar Center, Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Mary T. (Connors) Mountain.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Raymond D. and Nina (O’Donnell) Mountain, he lived in Cranston since 1968.

Mr. Mountain was a Quality Control Engineer for the former Okonite Wire & Cable Company for 40 years before retiring in 1991.

Raymond was a graduate of East Providence High School Class of 1947, one year post graduate at Moses Brown in 1948 and graduated from Providence College Class of 1952.

Mr. Mountain was a communicant and eucharistic minister at St. Paul’s Church, Cranston. He was a member of the St. Paul’s Council Knights of Columbus.

A sports enthusiast, he enjoyed golfing and was a beloved Providence College Basketball fan.

Raymond was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.

Besides his wife of sixty eight years, he is survived by his children, Raymond D. Mountain III and his wife Marybeth of Cranston, James J. Mountain and his wife Elaine of Situate, Martha L. Solitro and her husband Anthony of Warwick and John J. Mountain of Warwick; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Lois Painchaud.

His Funeral will be held on Friday May 13, 2022 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Paul’s Church, One St. Paul Place, Cranston at 10 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will be held in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, South County Trail, Exeter.

Calling hours are Thursday 6-8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Raymond’s memory to Little Flower Home, P.O. Box 40216, Providence, RI 02940 or St. Paul’s Church, One Saint Paul Place, Cranston, RI 02905 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Mr.Mountain , a true bearer of Gods light and love to his family, friends and Gods unborn children. My prayers and sympathy to his family during this difficult time.

    All my love In Jesus,

    Aunt Teri and Nana

  2. I’ll miss giving him communion at the Saturday Vigil Mass.

  3. My deepest condolences to all of Rays friends and family. I had the pleasure of being mr Mountains neighbor for a few years while living on Henry street. What a fantastic neighbor and friend. May he Rest In Peace.

  4. My thoughts go out to the entire mountain family and their friends. Although we were young living next to each other in barrington, I often remember the neighbors and fun times we had. I have covid so could not attend the wake, but my prayers are with all of you.

  5. To Martha and family, we were so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad, please know that are prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this very difficult time. May he rest in eternal peace.

    Pat Squatrito and family

  6. I would like to express my sympathy on Ray’s passing. I remember well his kindness when we had a loss in our family. He will be missed.

  7. Remembering Ray in Rumford where we were neighbors, long ago. When I would bump into him he was always so nice. The entire Mountain family was wonderful with all the “youngsters” on Thatcher St. which I was one. My condolences to the entire Mountain family.

  8. Dear Mary and family,
    My prayers to you and your family.
    May Ray Rest In Peace .

  9. Dearest Mary, John, and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Mountain was truly a hero for me, and I knew I was at home in St. Paul’s whenever I saw Mr. and Mrs. Mountain! Indeed, I cannot imagine St. Paul’s without Mr. and Mrs. Mountain! I owe so much to you both, and your work in the St. Paul’s Pro-Life Ministry is still legendary. And, as you know John, your Dad recruited me as a collector at St. Paul’s and I did it faithfully for over 30 years because your Dad asked me to. I could go on and on about we “Edgewood” folks, but the one thing that keeps surfacing in my mind is this: Your Dad was a man of faith….and he was quick to reflect that rich and lasting eternal faith to me in all that he did. I recall when my parents died and your Dad said to me: “Bobby, it is a big loss to St. Paul’s, but it is a gain for Heaven. Now, they are your advocates in Heaven and they will pray for St. Paul’s too.” Your Dad’s words have ever resonated with me. And, we are P.C. men and our love for the Friars is deep in our St. Paul’s DNA! Go Friars! May your Dad’s beautiful soul rest in eternal peace and may the road rise up to meet him……Amen! Love and Prayers, Bobby Burns and Family, St. Paul’s! P.S. I have contracted Covid, and I am in Covid protocol. Forgive my absence but my prayers and Rosary are lifting you all up as you go through this time of great sorrow. Dear Mr. Mountain, please pray for us! Amen!

  10. Dear Ray, Marybeth and family,

    Our hearts go out to you at this sad time.

    Wishing you all peace and the comfort of family and friends. May memories lift you from grief.

    With love,
    Christine and John

  11. To Ray and the family: Sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. He was a wonderful man and will be missed. May he rest in God’s comfort and peace.

  12. Dear Martha and Family,

    I am so sorry for the lost of your dad.

    Don’t think of him as gone away
    his journey’s just begun,
    life holds so many facets
    this earth is only one.
    Just think of him as resting
    from the sorrows and the tears
    in a place of warmth and comfort
    where there are no days and years.
    Think how he must be wishing
    that we could know today
    how nothing but our sadness
    can really pass away.
    And think of him as living
    in the hearts of those he touched…
    for nothing loved is ever lost
    and he was loved so much.

  13. Mrs. Mountain,Ray, Jay and the Mountain family
    I’m sorry to read of Mr. Mountain’s passing. A great guy and treasured memory of growing up in Edgewood. I saw Mr. Mountain briefly at a city meeting about the proposed Cumberland Farms on the corner of Park and Warwick. He spoke briefly in opposition to it and got a laugh at the end by mentioning something alone the lines of he was done because his wife told him so.
    A great great guy.
    My sympathies and condolences

  14. Deepest condolences to The Mountain & Solitro Families, from Kathleen, Patrick, Liam and Seamus O’Connell in Glenside, Pa. We will keep you all in our prayers. Mr and Mrs Mountain were such a lovely and inspiring couple.

  15. So sorry for your loss. He was such a sweet man and will be sadly missed.

  16. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Mountain, a great guy. Our sincerest condolences to Mrs. Mountain, Ray and Marybeth, and the entire Mountain family.

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