Raymond J. Simone

Date of Passing:

August 9, 2022

Simone, Raymond J., 84, of Briarfield Road, Barrington, died peacefully on August 9, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Ann (Morrill) Simone.

Born in Paterson, New Jersey, a son of the late Joseph and Edythe (Botta) Simone, he lived in Barrington for 46 years.

Raymond was a graduate of Wesleyan University Class of 1959. He was a United States Coast Guard Veteran.

Mr. Simone was an executive with IBM for 30 years before retiring in 1997 and later was a real estate agent for Century 21 before retiring in 2022.

Raymond was a trustee, lector, communicant and member of the Young at Heart Club in St. Luke Church. He was past treasurer of the Barrington Republican Town Committee. He enjoyed golfing and reading.

Besides his wife of sixty one years, he is survived by three sons, Joseph M. Simone of Bristol, James R. Simone and his wife Karen of Seattle, Washington and John E. Simone and his wife Julie of Riverside; five grandchildren, Jackson, Nick, Andrew, Rachel and Sarah. He was the bother of the late Verne R. Hoff.

His Funeral will be held on Friday August 12, 2022 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 10:45 a.m. with a Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 12 noon. Burial will follow in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington.

Calling hours are Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Raymond’s memory to HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Dear Bambi:
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of Ray.
    His smile lit up any situation and his kindness shone through in his day to day actions. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

  2. Dear Bambi and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Ray’s death, He will be missed by many. He and Frank always enjoyed talking about the good old days. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. Bambi, I am So sorry to hear about the passing of Ray. I am so happy that I came to see you both the other day with the Quahogs. My sincere condolences to you Bambi, and to the family. Much love .

  4. As a St. Luke’s parishioner for many years I have enjoyed the sound of his voice as he did the readings. I remember him always having a smile when greeting other parishioners. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you take comfort that while he is no longer with us physically he will forever be in our hearts and memories.

  5. We were very saddened to hear of the loss of your dear husband, Raymond. May The Lord comfort and console you and your family during this most difficult time, and may you also be assured that one day you will be with your beloved husband, Raymond, once again.

    All of our love and prayers,
    Your sisters in Carmel,

    Sandra and Susan

  6. Dear Bambi’ I was so sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing…..I remember spending time with the two of you during our Republican Women’s Club gatherings…with Pat and Alex Arvanitidis…Pat just visited here from Seattle a few days ago..Years ago, we were at Nancy Kirkpatricks house…I believe it was Republican Women’s group..I may be wrong about that…I lost Richard 5 years ago, and my heart goes out to you at this sad time…..thinking of you…

  7. Dear Bambi

    So sorry to hear about the passing of
    Ray. Our heartfelt condolences, he will
    be dearly missed! Our thoughts will be with you and your children.

  8. Ray and I were on the Barrington Yacht Club for many years doing a lot of events at the club I am sorry for Bambi

  9. It was my privilege to get to know Ray from his steadfast presence at St. Luke’s Church. Ray was a great example of Christian devotion in spirit and dedicated action. May God bless Bambi and their family with peace, strength and comfort in this challenging time. God bless you Ray, and keep you, may His perpetual light shine upon you, and may He hold you in the palm of His hand. Godspeed!

  10. Bambi, Joe, Jamie and Karen, John and all family and friends. Laura and I send our sincere condolences on Ray’s passing. We sent a card with memories of our times together in Little League, St. Luke, BYC, Sophomores, Voting places, and other fun events. Please accept it as an expression of my dear affection for Ray. May he R.I.P.

  11. Dear Bambi and Family,
    When I moved from New Jersey to Barrington in 2011, you and Ray were one of the first people I met at 7:00 am Mass at St. Luke’s. How kind you were to welcome me and what wonderful role models you both were for all of us at church. Ray’s love for God and you and his sons is an inspiration for us all. My your cherished memories of Ray sustain you at this difficult time.

  12. My sincere sympathy to all members of the Simone family. I fondly remember Ray and Bambi’s start here in Barrington. Through all these years, Ray served admirably as a stellar citizen. You should all be very thankful and proud of Ray. May he Rest In a well earned Peace. John J. Fitta

  13. Dearest Bambi,
    Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Ray was the best and will be missed.
    Sending you our love,

    Phyllis and Larry Scalia

  14. I will miss Ray who was two classes behind me at Wesleyan University. My condolences to Bambi and his 3 sons

  15. Dear Bambi and Family. Ray was always the “voice” of the Church. I will continue to hear his voice lectoring and especially filling in at special Masses like the November Mass of Remembrance or funerals. Ray was the “hands” of the Church, flipping hot dogs at cookouts, making lunches for the Young at Heart events, and always saying Yes when asked to help out. Ray was the “spirit” of the church” with his faithfulness to daily Mass, his reverence for the Eucharist and his quiet charity. He of course remains the “love” of your lives, but I will also miss him greatly. May he now rest in glory and watch over you as he always has. Sincere condolences

  16. May God console you in your loss Bambi

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