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Raymond Donnelly

Raymond E. Donnelly

Monday, March 8th, 1954 - Monday, January 25th, 2021
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Obituary

Raymond Edward Donnelly passed away on January 25, 2021 at the age of 66 in Philadelphia, PA. His incredible love of life, family, and friends, gave him the courage to fight his battle with cancer with the same strength and tenacity with which he lived. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.

Ray was born and raised in Southwest Philadelphia, one of six children born to Veronica Reid and Bernard Donnelly. He graduated from Drexel University with a B.A. in accounting in 1977. He had a tremendous work ethic and worked as a civilian employee for 18 years at the Navy Shipyard and then 25 years at the US Army Corp of Engineers as the Philadelphia District Financial Manager until he retired in December of 2019.

Ray was a dedicated and loving father to his two children, Lori and Russ. In 2011 he met Tanya Saylor while at a local establishment in Delco, and soon after she moved from Massachusetts to Pennsylvania to be with her love. They then moved to graduate hospital in Philadelphia, where they raised two fur babies, Stella and Miles. They married in a beautiful ceremony in Key West on May 10, 2016. Ray enjoyed the simple things in life: his feet in the sand, beautiful sunsets, and delicious dinners with his family.

Ray had an infectious laugh and was loved by everyone who met him. He was also an amazing uncle, brother, son, friend, and mentor. He joins those who passed before him, including his mother and father, brother Bernard, sisters May and Florence, brother in law Bob, and the family that he chose, including Wajih.

Raymond will be honored at at a viewing/gathering at Pennsylvania Burial Company, 1327-1329 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 5-8pm and Saturday January 30, 2021 8:30-9:30am. A funeral mass will follow on Saturday at 10am at St. Rita of Cascia Church, 1166 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA. 19146. Interment SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Healthwell Foundation at https://www.healthwellfoundation.org.

There will be a zoom link to the funeral mass for those who prefer to participate virtually. For those who prefer to attend in person, COVID 19 precautions will be taken. City, State, and Federal guidelines for COVID 19 will be followed at Funeral Home and Church including capacity limits. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 29th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 29th, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Pennsylvania Burial Company, Inc.
    Address
    1327-29 S. Broad Street
    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, January 30th, 2021 | 8:30am - 9:30am
    When
    Saturday, January 30th, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am
    Location
    Pennsylvania Burial Company, Inc.
    Address
    1327-29 S. Broad Street
    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 30th, 2021 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 30th, 2021 10:00am
    Location
    St. Rita of Cascia Church
    Address
    1166 South Broad Street
    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19146
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  • Interment

    Location
    SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery
    Address
    1600 South Sproul Road
    SPRINGFIELD, PA 19064
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Dear Tanya and Family, Our hearts are with you through this difficult time.
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Tom McDonnell

My sincere sympathy and prayers to the entire Donnelly family. Ray was a great boss and so much fun to be around. I fondly remember the many times when Ray and I were the last people leaving the District after fiscal year-end and he was so kind as to drive me home. He will certainly be missed by all who knew him.
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In memory of a great father, husband, and son-in-law.
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Christine Ryder

Posted at 06:56pm
Tanya and Russ, So sorry to hear of Ray's passing. What a great guy! Russ, I will always remember the great times we had at RP's on Sunday's. I really miss those days and Ray will be dearly missed. Take care and please accept our sincere sympathies. Fred and Christine Ryder
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