1929 – 2017
Pomfret – Raymond Navarro, 88, of Freedly Rd., died Friday December 8, 2017, at Westview Healthcare Center. He was the loving husband of the late Ann (Donlon) Navarro. Born in N. Grosvenordale, he was the son of the late Sabato and Giovanna (Leo) Navarro.
Mr. Navarro was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the United States Army where he received the Good Conduct Medal and Army Occupation of Germany Medal.
Raymond was united in marriage to the former Ann Donlon on October 2, 1954, in Most Holy Trinity Church in Pomfret, she passed away on November 26, 2008.
Mr. Navarro worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator for the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation.
He was a lifetime member of Putnam Lodge of Elks 574, Pomfret Lions, Albert J. Breault VFW Post 1523, Thompson American Legion Post 10088, and the Quinnatisset Country Club. Ray was fondly known as the “Mayor” of Cady’s Tavern in Chepachet. He enjoyed playing cards, was a life long golfer achieving nine holes-in-one, listening to live music, and he loved to dance.
Ray is survived by three sons Raymond Navarro and his wife Donna, Daniel Navarro and his wife Sandra, and David Navarro and his wife Katrina all of Pomfret; two brothers John Navarro of Dayville and Danny Navarro of Pompano Beach, FL; and ten grandchildren Nicholas, Patrick, Drew, Alison, David, Elizabeth, Anthony, Dan, Ben, and Elisse; and three great grandchildren Olivia, James, and Kiera . He was predeceased by his daughter Lisa Navarro, a sister, and seven brothers.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Raymond’s family from 4:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin in the funeral home on Friday, December 15, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in Most Holy Trinity Church, 568 Pomfret Rd., Pomfret, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.