Raymond M. Beagan Jr.

Date of Passing:

October 31, 2021

Beagan, Raymond M. Jr., 79, of “Harborview”, Pawtucket Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully at the Philip Hulitar Center on October 31, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Raymond M. and Patricia (Potter) Beagan, he lived in Riverside for the past 40 years.

Mr. Beagan was a machinist for the Leesona Corporation for 15 years.

Raymond was a member of the Bristol County Hot Rod Club. He enjoyed painting and hot rod cars.

Mr. Beagan was a United States Air Force Veteran.

He is survived by a brother, Gerald L. Beagan and his wife Laurie of Warwick and his sister, Sheila K. Russolino and her husband Joseph of Warwick; several nieces and nephews and his longtime companion Margaret Holt of Riverside.

His service will be private. Burial with Military Honors will be held in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Contributions in Raymond’s memory to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence RI 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Wendy, Ethan and I were very sad to hear of Ray’s passing. I really enjoyed all the time I spent with him, mostly talking about cars of course. If there’s a hot rod heaven, Ray’s in it.
    God bless.

  2. The old car hobby gang from Riverside will miss Ray. We always got all the latest scoop from Ray and enjoyed hearing about his trips out of state in his old Ford. Lord knows he got the most out of it that anyone and enjoyed every minute. Keep a lookout Ray we’ll be along soon.

  3. Gerry, sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  4. Gerry, sorry for the loss of your brother. Your in my prayers.

  5. Jerry. Very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing.

  6. To Gerry and Sheila on behalf of the Friel Family our deepest condolences on Ray’s passing.

  7. Dearest Peggy,

    Nick,Jocelyn and I are so very sorry for your loss. Ray will always be remembered as a wonderful man.
    We are praying for your peace, Peggy.


  8. To the family of Ray Beagan (Also to include Peggy Holt his close friend and longtime roommate), I am very sorry for your loss. Ray was well liked, especially in the Old Car Hobby. I met Ray when he began working at the Providence Post Office in the late 1980’s and since then we remained friends for many years.
    We continued to stay in contact even when Doreen and I relocated to Florida 12 years ago.

    Hey Ray,”Do me a favor, Save us a Parking spot up there!”… RIP my old friend!

  9. We’ll always miss the good times we shared and your wonderful art work.Rest in peace.

  10. May you be with the angels Ray
    God give you the rest that you deserve and you will be missed…I enjoyed working with you at First Student and we sure shared a bunch of laughs over the “Bridgewater Triangle”

  11. Peggy
    I’m very sorry for your loss..
    My thoughts and prayers are with you..
    I will remember Ray as a amazing guy..
    Always very nice.. Polite…
    May The Force Be With You…

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