Raymond E. Kelly Jr.

Date of Passing:

December 8, 2021

Kelly, Raymond Jr., 66, formerly of East Providence, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Raymond E. Sr. and Josephine (Sousa) Kelly. He lived in East Providence for the majority of his life.

Ray was employed by Electric Boat for many years before recently retiring. He was also the owner of the former Breakwaters Restaurant in Warren, RI.

A sports enthusiast, he was a devoted fan of the Green Bay Packers and Boston Celtics. He also enjoyed NASCAR racing.

The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Ray. He loved nature and enjoyed spending time camping, building campfires and kayaking. He was a history buff and appreciated a good book. He had a great sense of humor and lived life to the fullest.

He is survived by his daughters Kylene M. Arredondo and Kaitlyn R. Kelly both of Riverside. He was the proud grandfather of Sophia A. Kelly, Ashton N. Arredondo, Coen C. DeGuilio, Leo C. DeGuilio and Charles A. DeGuilio. He also leaves a sister Beverly Farrell and her husband Raymond of Cumberland, his companion Margaret DeGuilio, and many beloved friends and family members.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday December 14, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. In memory of and to honor Ray’s life, contributions may be made to The Independence Fund, 8349 Arrowridge Blvd, Suite R, Charlotte, NC 28273, an organization dedicated to assisting wounded, injured, or ill Veterans.

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  2. Dad, you are so loved.

    Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate our dad and to those who shared kind words and memories. It means so much.

  3. Ray, you have joined my family! I know mom was there to greet you! She loved both you and Peg so much!!!!

  4. You will be missed ..u were so funny and always made me laugh and a true gentleman it’s been some time since we seen each other but you were a good man to remember you and peg were the best together, R.I.P my friend ..another angel taken to soon !

  5. Kylene, Kaitlyn & family,
    So sorry for the loss of your dad. May he rest in peace. He will always be close in your hearts. Sincere sympathy.

  6. Thank you for sharing the beautiful memories of our dad. They have made us smile during this difficult time. We love and miss him so much. ❤

  7. Sorry for your loss. A great childhood friend from the Oldham school neighborhood. Rest in peace Ray.

  8. My condolences. I’ll always remember helping him build sledding runs down to the brook behind his house on cove street when we were kids. He was always a gracious person. S sorry about your loss.

  9. Kylene, Kaitlyn and family… I am so so sorry for the loss of your Dad. My deepest heart felt condolences to you all. May he Rest In Peace.

  10. My condolences to you Peg and your family ?❤️?

  11. My condolences to Peg and the whole family. Prayers. ???. He was a great man. Laura & Kevin.

  12. Dear Peg & family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Ray, he. was a funny guy ! May he Rest In Peace sending prayers to help you through this difficult time!

  13. So sorry to hear the loss of Ray he was a great man.
    My deepest sympathies to Peg and his family & friends..?

  14. My deepest condolences on the loss of a great man.

  15. Kait and family,
    Thinking of you during this difficult time?

  16. Ray, although we haven’t seen each other in years, you have a firm spot in my childhood and early adulthood memories. We got into a lot of trouble together, as friends do. Rest in peace, buddy.

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