Raymond Paganelli

Raymond Paganelli

Wednesday, November 21st, 1934 Monday, June 1st, 2020

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Obituary for Raymond P. Paganelli

Raymond Paul Paganelli was born In White Plains, NY to David A. Paganelli and Eva Furlani Paganelli on November 21, 1934. He passed away June 1, 2020.
Ray was a long-time resident of Silver Lake and more recently of White Plains. Ray is a graduate of White Plains High School. He was a master electrician and a stalwart member of Local 3, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Ray worked on projects as diverse as wiring the IBM facility in Armonk, stringing high tension transmission lines across the Hudson and training young electricians in their trade.
Ray’s pride was in the countless friends he made and brought together and in the many people whose lives he touched. He was best friend to many who knew him. He was affectionately known as “Uncle Ray” to half of Silver Lake.
Ray was known for his mechanical acumen and his ability to handle an emergency. When the basement flooded, when the electricity was arcing in the house, when an older friend had fallen and couldn’t get up, Ray was there to help. And if you were his friend, there is nothing he would not do for you. Walking with Ray in Silver Lake or White Plains was always a slow business because half the people on the street knew him, were glad to see him and wanted to talk endlessly about old times. On any given day, you could find Ray with his cronies at Aquario’s solving the problems of the world. Ray was a charter member of EATs (Electricians At Tables).
Ray’s brother David passed away in 2003. Ray is survived by his nephews David (Nancy) and James Paganelli, nieces Audra (Britt Conroy) and Jessica Paganelli and his grand-nieces Julia Paganelli Marschhauser (Brian) and Vanessa Paganelli Stam (Brian) and his great-grandnephew Ryder Stam. Ray is deeply mourned by his beloved relatives and by his best friend Irene Motto Kaufman, her husband Colin and his “adopted niece” Elizabeth Kaufman.
A memorial lunch will be held in the near future.

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I met Raymond through Irene Motto Kaufman. He was always such a gentlemen; kind, thoughtful and considerate. He helped everyone he knew. He will be missed, a wonderful person.
Gloria Wilburn
Comment | Posted at 03:32pm via Condolence


Ray was good friend and mentor .He was the first guy I met and he taught me when I started in the trade in the late 50s.We remained good friends thru the years with alot of good memories hunting upstate N.Y.Rest in peace my friend.Bob Buscher
Comment | Posted at 07:16pm via Condolence

Colin Kaufman

My friendship with Ray was based on mutual respect.

Our strengths complemented each other. Ray was a genius with his hands – he could make, fix, build absolutely anything; my capacities were the polar opposite – I am a danger to myself and others with a screwdriver, but I’m a word person – a lawyer, so when Ray needed a letter done or a bad deal gotten out of, I was able to help.

Ray was like an older brother to me and my wife and has been an integral part of our family. When my daughter took trips to look at colleges and I had to work, Ray was there to make sure it all went well and that Irene and Elizabeth got home safe. We saw him nearly every day. For thirty years, there was seldom a Christmas, a Thanksgiving, a birthday, when Ray didn’t celebrate with us. Ray’s passing leaves a hole in our family and in my heart. Farewell.
Comment | Posted at 12:06am via Condolence

Ray & Jan Naldini

Ray was a friend and neighbor. He was a great help to me in caring for my father, Miggs, in his later years. He would stop by to have dinner or a grappa or a glass of wine or both. They would talk about the Romagnoli in the old days of Silver Lake. When Miggs needed something fixed, Ray was there, sometimes with a Rube Goldberg touch, but always to code. Ray would get it done. He was a perfectionist. He was a special person who touched many people. Most of all, he did it "his way". Our sincere condolences to the Paganelli Family.
Comment | Posted at 10:57am via Condolence

Fred Riguzzi

Ray was a great man, one of a kind and I'm glad he was a part of my life! He will be missed.....
Comment | Posted at 08:03am via Condolence

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