OBITUARY: Patrick K. “Rick” Ray

Patrick K. “Rick” Ray, 67, husband of 44 years to Judith Pierson Ray, a resident of Sarasota, Fla., for more than 32 years, died May 3.

He was born in St. Louis, Mo., and was a senior utilities engineer for the City of Sarasota, Fla. Rick loved his family and friends with his most kind and generous heart. He was the devoted father of Eileen R. Bascombe (Chris), John P. “Jack” Ray (Evelyn), Shannon R. Dromgool (Adam), Bridget Ray-Bryant, and Michael O. Ray; grandfather “Paddy” to Hannah, Jonah, Olivia, Emma, Sean and Hope; and brother to Michael C. Ray, Anne Murphey, Susan Southrada and Katherine Stephens.

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A memorial mass was held on May 6 at Incarnation Catholic Church, with a celebration of life following at the Parish Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Incarnation Catholic Church or TideWell Hospice.

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