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Raymond Hassett

Raymond Hassett

Wednesday, May 18th, 1932 - Saturday, July 11th, 2020
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Raymond “Ray” Hassett, 88, of Glastonbury, entered peacefully into eternal life in the presence of his family on July 11, 2020.
Born in Queens, New York, to Irish immigrants, he worked to help put himself through private high school and St. John’s University, graduating in 1954. On Feb. 4, 1956, Ray married the love of his life, Teresa (Soden) Hassett, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage, until her passing from a long illness in 2012, during which he provided unconditional love and daily devotion. Shortly after their marriage, he was drafted into the Army due to the Korean War, where he served in Texas before his honorable discharge and returning to Queens.
His accomplished insurance career ultimately took him through promotions to Springfield, Massachusetts, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Wethersfield, and culminated in the Baltimore, Maryland home office of the USF&G insurance company as a senior vice president. Ray earned many individual insurance recognitions and achievements, as well as his C.P.C.U. and C.L.U. designations. He was a beloved manager and executive with unfettered loyalty to his co-workers and company. He was particularly known for his welcoming smile, outgoing personality, and positive demeanor. His wonderful sense of humor endeared him to everyone he met.
He was proud of his Irish heritage and music. He enjoyed time with family, traveling, fishing, billiards, darts, cards, and an occasional trip to the casino; in retirement he took up golf.
Throughout his life, he volunteered with numerous organizations and churches, always wanting to help others, however possible. His spirit and character were infectious.
Ray leaves behind his beloved and devoted daughter, Colleen and husband Jim Heneghan of South Windsor; his adoring son, Raymond and wife Denise Hassett of Glastonbury; his cherished grandchildren (and their spouses/significant others), Owen Heneghan (Meghan Heydt), Caitlin Clyburn (Matt Clyburn), Colin Heneghan(Jenn Heneghan), and Erin Heneghan; as well as Andrew Hassett (Christiane Lee), Meghan Hassett and Danny Hassett; great-grandson, James Clyburn; his sister, Bridie Murphy of New York; as well as numerous nephews and nieces in the U.S. and Ireland. He will be forever remembered and missed.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 34 Beaver Road, Wethersfield, with calling hours on Friday, July 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear face masks and adhere to social distancing in the funeral home.
Due to COVID restrictions, a private Mass of Christian Burial shall be celebrated in St. Paul Church, Glastonbury, followed by interment. The general public is welcome to join the family for the graveside service, at 11:15 a.m. in Holy Cross Cemetery (Section 2), 17 Wickham Road, at the corner of Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, on Saturday, July 18.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Trinity Mission Church, 53 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106.

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Janet P. Hill

Posted at 12:39pm
Colleen and Jim and your family,
Peter and I just wanted to send our condolences to all of you. Colleen, I know you were close with your dad. We also remember him from church. Having our faith, I know he's in God's arms now.

Sincerely, Peter and Janet Hill
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Sebastian Testa

Posted at 12:43pm
Ray, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I remember visiting my grandmother at Vernon Manor a few years ago and frequently seeing your father visiting with your mom; what a sweet guy he was. My sincere condolences. Sebby and Nancy Testa
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Dick Boccaccio

Posted at 09:41am
As you know I worked with Ray for many years. In that time I never heard him raise his voice when dealing with a sensitive
Negative issue. Respectful, courteous, fairness are his examples to follow.
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your great Dad.
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Carol Celio

Posted at 07:37am
Ray Jr and Family
We are very sorry to read of the loss of your Dad and Grandpa. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
With deep sympathy
the Celio Family
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Barbara Marderosian

Posted at 11:45pm
Dear Bridie, Ray, and Colleen,
Ray and my father, Leo Boliver, were cousins. Ray was the first person in the extended family I called when my father passed last summer. I will always remember his vivacious personality and sense of humor. What wonderful traits and what wonderful memories you must have of him. I hope that will bring you some solace.
May the roads rise up to meet you, Barbara (Boliver) Marderosian
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