Raymond Tetro, Jr., 80, of Plainville, passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday March 10, 2020, following a brief illness at Bristol Hospital.
Born in Bristol on October 25, 1939, he was one of five children to the late Raymond Tetro, Sr and Gertrude (Dorman) Tetro. The husband of Jacqueline (Durand) Tetro for 42 years, they settled in Plainville where they raised their six children. Ray’s career path was multifaceted, though mostly revolved around the outdoors and keeping his surroundings looking neat and clean. He worked for Aiudi and Sons for 15 years, before becoming the facilities manager at the former Subacute Center in Bristol. His retirement years were shared alongside his son as the owner/operator of JR & Son Landscaping, and most recently was an integral part of the grounds and maintenance team at Plainville West Cemetery. Ray’s greatest joy was his affiliation with the Plainville Fire Company, from where he retired after 41 years of dedicated service, remaining a constant fixture and familiar face around the firehouse and at their many events. His down time was spent surrounded by his family, and fulfilling his love for sports, watching UCONN, the NY Mets and NASCAR racing.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his children, Scott of Plainville, Brian and his wife, Sue of Bristol, Keith of Plainville, Gary and his wife, Debbie of Plainville, and Carrie Donnaroma and her husband Frank of Bristol; his many adored grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also leaves his brothers, Michael and William Tetro, his sister, Margaret Castle; and many nieces and nephews, including his nephew and godson, Raymond Castle. He was predeceased by his son, Timothy, and his brother, Bernard.
In lieu of flowers, Ray may be remembered with contributions to the Plainville Fire Company, 77 West Main St, Plainville, CT 06062 or to the charity of the donors choice.
Family and friends may gather in celebration of Ray’s life on Friday evening from 5-8 p.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by committal services at West Cemetery, Plainville.
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