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Raymond J.C. Boggia, 72 of Cygnet, OH passed away peacefully on September 30, 2018. He was the loving husband of Mary (Cute) Boggia, they had been married for 48 years.
Born in Providence on March 10, 1946 he was a son of the late Eugenio and Raymonde (Goval) Boggia.
Raymond graduated from Tolman High School in 1964.
Besides his cherished wife Mary, he leaves his children, Mary Almeida of Coventry, Sherri Vulgaris of Coral Springs, FL, Christopher (Allison) Boggia of Woodstock, CT, Rosemary Boggia of Cygnet, OH and Elizabeth (Kevin Zuzik) Boggia-Zuzik of Bowling Green, OH; his sister Eugenia Mona of Cumberland, RI; his grandchildren: Matthew, Elsa, Zachary, Madelyn, Sophia, Hope and Noah; and his beloved dog, Dora.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and was the brother of the late Charles Boggia and Joseph Boggia.
Raymond served our nation proudly during the Vietnam War as a member of the United States Air Force as a Jet engine mechanic, obtaining the rank of Sergeant. He was a member of the Strategic Air Command which maintained America’s alert force of intercontinental missiles and jet bombers. He had previously worked for Electric Boat at Quonset Point as a radiographer. In 2014, he retired from The FRAM Group, in Perrysburg, OH where he held the position of Technical Specialist for 26 years.
He was a man of strong faith and enjoyed being involved in his church. He previously served as Eucharistic minister, lector and member of the Pastoral Council. He was an avid member of the NRA, Patriot Guard, and American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle, guns, airplanes, and tinkering around in the garage. He was a wealth of knowledge, could fix just about anything and will be missed by so many.
Raymond's funeral will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Road (Rte. 117) Warwick. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am in Saints John & Paul Church, 341 S Main St, Coventry, RI 02816. Burial, with military honors, will follow at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter. Visiting hours Friday, October 12, 2018 from 4 to 8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Rhode Island Veterans Home, 580 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809 in Raymond's memory would be appreciated.
Rhode Island Veterans Home
480 Metacom Avenue, Bristol RI 02809