Raymond A. LeCara

January 17, 1948 ~ March 1, 2022 (age 74)


Mystic – It is with great sadness that the family of Raymond Anthony (Ray) LeCara announce his passing on March 1, 2022.  Ray was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 17, 1948, the youngest of seven siblings, to Joseph P. LeCara and Jennie (Villano) LeCara.


Ray is survived by his two sons Ray, Jr. (Andera) Seattle, WA and David (Sarah) Worcester, MA. His brothers Kenneth (Joyce) Niantic and Philip (Linda) Biloxi, MS, several nieces and nephews and his companion Melissa Hand. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Joseph LeCara, II, Ronald LeCara, sisters Vera Mura and Joan Tuzzillino, and two nephews John Mura and Mark Tuzzillino.


Ray graduated from Norwich Free Academy in 1967.  In 1968 Ray enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp and he was a combat veteran in Vietnam.  Several years later, Ray went on to complete an A.S. Degree in Science.  He was able to attain his personal goals in the Chemical Division of Pfizer and received praise from Pfizer as “continuing to go the extra mile while maintaining high standards and producing a quality product.”


One of Ray’s favorite hobbies was classic cars.  He had a good eye for the cars he chose to own, wanted everything to be original and kept them immaculate.  He also took pride in the classic model car collection that he meticulously put together.


Ray had a lot of hills to climb and in the end, he fought the good fight.  We will miss you.  Rest well on your journey.  Semper Fi brother Ray.


Ray’s family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Vanessa Johnson and her Hospice Team for excellent care and support they gave to Ray and us.  In the end, there were special moments that will be treasured.  They were the best.


At Ray’s request, there will be no calling hours and burial will be private.  The Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT has been entrusted with the private arrangements.  For online condolences please go to


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CT Wounded Warriors Project or a charity of the donor’s choice.



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