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Ramon “Ray” Cipriano

Funeral Services & interment were held privately due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, for Ramon “Ray” Cipriano, who died on Sunday, January 31st after a long illness at the Hawthorne Hill Nursing Care Facility in Danvers, he was 85 years old.

Ray was born & raised in East Boston. He was educated in Boston Public Schools. Ray entered the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict & served his country, when he returned, he knew his calling. Ray began his career working in a Mill Factory, & became a millwright, a trade that he mastered through years of work. Ray was a dedicated family man and was extremely hardworking so he could provide for his family. He & his wife raised their 2 daughters in East Boston, until moving to Peabody about 20 years ago. He also had his own business that he worked as a handy man doing various tasks such as carpentry, painting & whatever needed to be fixed. For many years, Ray made custom hand carved name plates, made from various types of wood. These name plates were carved and then hand finished with stains and polyurethane. They became so popular, that he had orders for dozens of them through the years.  Ray was an avid poker player. He enjoyed going to the Casino at Foxwoods to play poker but he also enjoyed the atmosphere. His favorite place to be was always with his family. He enjoyed holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or anytime that they were all together.

He is the beloved & devoted husband of 58 years to Angelina M. (Rizzo) Cipriano of Peabody. Loving father of Lisa Dallamora & husband James of Framingham & Dina Ruggiero & husband Mario, Jr. of Saugus. Cherished brother of Romeo Cipriano of Malden, Gloria Darragh of Peabody and the late Philip Cipriano, Ronald Cipriano, Dolores DiFiore, Nora Laurentano, Netta Joyce, Silvia Antonucci, Armando Cipriano, Olga Carnevale & Ann Silvaggio. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews.

Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-9959.


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  1. Diane Silvaggio
    Feb 5 2021

    Auntie Angie,Lisa and Dina , My heart and prayers are with you all at this difficult time .Uncle Ray will be missed ,working together for 25 years there are alot of great memories that will live on in my heart

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