Raymond Joseph Dell’Aquila

flag  Westfield-Raymond Joseph Dell’Aquila, age 73, of Bel Air, MD, formally of Westfield, MA, passed away on October 15, 2015 at Lorien Riverside in Belcamp, MD while surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Eleanor V. Dell’Aquila (Drohan); son, Michael Dell’Aquila of Westfield; daughters, Christine Hagan of Baltimore, MD; Katherine Dell’Aquila and Dave Malo of Easthampton; and Mary E. Dell’Aquila and Jeffry Croteau of Abingdon, MD; grandchildren Andrew D. Hagan of San Diego, CA; Alexis and Mikaela Dell’Aquila of Westfield, Cheyanne and Dylan Croteau, and Felicity Laerke Dell’Aquila-Croteau of Abingdon, MD. Raymond is survived by two brothers, Michael Dell’Aquila and his wife Theresa of Aubrun, MA; Fiore Dell’Aquila of Worcester, MA; sister Rosemarie Flagg and her husband Arthur of Worcester, MA; and many nieces and nephews. Four brothers, Lawrence, Dominic, Joseph, and Santo Jr Dell’Aquila, and four sisters, Jennie Silva, Catherine Santoro, Victoria Zaparaska, and Josephine Rickheirt pre deceased him. Raymond was born in Worcester, MA, a son of the late Santo and Katherine (Tozzi) Dell’Aquila. He grew up in Worcester where he attended public schools. After graduating from high school, he proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Raymond moved to Westfield in 1972 where he lived with his wife and children until he moved to Bel Air, MD in 2014. He worked in area factories in the Westfield area, retiring from Micro Abrasives in 1995.  Raymond was an avid Red Sox fan, he loved playing cards, especially Cribbage and Pitch, and he enjoyed solving crossword puzzles. He had a passion for cooking, and enjoyed cooking for family and friends. He greeted everyone with a smile, and always had a joke in hand to make you smile. His family was his biggest pride, especially his grandchildren.  He spoke about them endlessly, always with a smile. The family wishes to thank all of the staff at Lorien Riverside in Belcamp for their  support and  kindness. Calling hours are at Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street, Westfield, MA 01085, Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 5 to 8 PM. Funeral services will be at Firtion-Adams on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. with burial to follow at the Veterans Cemetery in Agawam, MA. Those who desire, in lieu of flowers, may make a contribution on behalf of Raymond to Muscular Dystrophy Association MD Chapter, 8501 LaSalle Road, Suite 106, Towson, MD 21286 or Lorien Riverside Activity Fund, 1123 Belcamp Road, Belcamp, MD 21017.                    


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