Raymond W. Valeriana, Sr. – Johnston

Raymond W. Valeriana, Sr. – Johnston

Raymond W. Valeriana Sr., 76, of Johnston, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2020, of complications from Parkinson’s Disease with Lewy Body Dementia at HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care in Providence.

Born and raised in Providence, he was the son of the late Raymond J. and Jeannette (Rainville) Valeriana. A longtime resident of Scituate before moving to Johnston, he was the husband of Suzanne (Steere) Thornton Valeriana.

A graduate of La Salle Academy, Raymond worked in construction building houses right out of high school until he was old enough to work at the former Narragansett Brewery with his father. Working there for 16 years until the brewery closed, he then worked for Griggs & Browne pest control service for 17 years. From there, he worked for a time at Walmart as he was building his own business and went on to operate Ray V’s Pest Control until his retirement in 2006. He also was a volunteer firefighter in North Scituate in the early 1970s.

A lifelong sports fan, Raymond enjoyed rooting on the Dallas Cowboys, the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins. A fitness enthusiast and lover of nature and animals, he enjoyed lifting weights and going on long walks.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Raymond Valeriana Jr.; three stepchildren Stephen Thornton, Carolyn Thornton Iannuccilli (David) and Christopher Thornton, and two step-grandchildren David Iannuccilli Jr. and Emily Iannuccilli.

The second oldest of nine children, Raymond leaves two brothers, Michael Valeriana and William Valeriana, and three sisters Judith Wieland (Marc), Lora Reyes (Edwin) and Karen Huntley (Ernest), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his daughter Christina M., his brother David Valeriana and his sisters Janice Flynn and Maria Banks.

Raymond’s family is forever grateful to everyone at HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care for the tremendous care and support that they provided both to Raymond and the family during his final days.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care at 1085 N. Main St, Providence, RI 02904, or https://www.hopehealthco.org .

Due to COVID restrictions, burial will be private. For complete obituary and online condolences, visit www.TuckerQuinnFuneralChapel.com .