February 21, 1943 - November 16, 2018
Raymond Russell Rainville Sr. passed away today November 16, 2018 peacefully at home surrounded by his loving and devoted wife Patricia and many of his 5 children and 11 grandchildren. Being surrounded by those he loved was his greatest joy. Anyone who had the great fortune of knowing Ray knew that his family was his heart and his pride. Ray’s love and passion for a life well lived can only be surpassed by his love for his wife and the extraordinary family they created together. His kind and generous spirit can be felt in the countless lives he has touched throughout the years. Although Ray didn’t embrace being called doctor, receiving his Ph.D. from Fordham University was just one of his incredible accomplishments. This long list also includes Deacon of St. Agnes Church Atlantic Highlands, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at St. Peter’s University, published author, leading expert to the NJ Supreme Court on child welfare, Director of St. Anthony of Padua’s Christian Youth Organization, mentor and advisor to countless children and friends in the community. Whether he was engaging in a spirited talk about religion, politics or social issues that concerned him, Ray could always be found surrounded by people who were eager to listen to his thoughts and were enthralled with the passion he expressed when speaking about things that mattered to him. Perhaps his only regret apart from more time with his family was only visiting 48 of the countries 50 states. Ray was also an avid traveler of the world and he shared this joy for adventure with his wife along with students whom he would take on trips around the world. As we say goodbye to our beloved husband, dad, pop pop, uncle and friend, we are comforted by all love and support we have received from those whose knew and loved him. Ray is predeceased by his mother Irene and his brothers William and Robert. He is survived by his wife Patricia of Red Bank, his daughter Dawn of Shrewsbury and her husband Paul, his daughter Denise of Red Bank, his son Ray Jr. of Shrewsbury and his wife Heidi, his daughter Lisa of Atlanta, GA and her husband Paul and his son Anthony of Phoenix, AZ.. His is also survived by his loving grandchildren Paul Jr, Rebecca, Matthew, Frederick, Marc, Margeaux, Nicholas, Raymond III, Christopher, Robert and Gabriele. In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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