Raymond A. Maiorano

Raymond A. Maiorano

December 29, 1931 - March 04, 2013

Raymond A. Maiorano

December 29, 1931 - March 04, 2013


Raymond Anthony Maiorano of Laguna Woods, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2013 surrounded by his family.

He was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois in 1931 to Michele and Gilda Maiorano. He grew up in a traditional Italian family, with his younger siblings Joseph, Lavina, and Rose. He attended church at St. Rocco’s, and graduated from Bloom Township High School.

After graduation he joined the US Airforce and served bravely in Korea and Japan with the 315th Air Combat Cargo division. After returning home he attended Purdue University, eventually moved to California and graduated from Woodbury University with a Bachelors degree in business.

Ray remained active through out his life is many patriotic and community service organizations including the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. In more recent years he remained active in the various community groups in Laguna Woods.

Most of his working career, was spent in the shipping and distribution industry. Early in his work life, Ray worked as an editor for the LA Times and Norwalk Call. Through all his career he always remained a dreamer, and optimist and generous even when he did not have the means. All who met him will fondly remember Ray As a kind sole, reserved outwardly , but deeply caring

He is survived by his wife Noreen, and children Dante, Joe, Tony, Denise, Heide, Donna, Barry, Brian, Patrick, Sean, and 15 grandchildren. He is preceded by his sister Rose Wetzel, and sons Liam Meuse Maiorano, and Kevin Meuse Maiorano.

Services will be held March 9, at 9 AM, at St. Nicholas Parish, Laguna Woods.

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9 responses to Raymond A. Maiorano

  1. I remember when Liam and I were young, we decided to pull a prank on Papa because he always did it to us. we took an empty gum wrapper to look like it had gum in it, and we gave it to him. He looked us both in the eye and said “if I open this, will gum be inside?” His grim and laugh will never leave my memory. Then, Liam and I ran away to hide as we laughed because we knew he knew there wasn’t gum inside.

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  3. Kayla Meuse says:

    Hello Hello Hello Papa,
    I miss you and love you so much. I will always remember when Kelsey and I would come to visit and you’d Always take us to get donuts in the morning before Nana would wake up. I’m going to hold closely to all the stories you told, and how you always told me to tell people if they ever were mean or broke my heart that I “have an italian grandfather that knows people”. I miss your smile and it’s been at the front of my mind.
    You showed us how to love by being the most wonderful example of Love to Nana and for that I’m so thankful to have witnessed. You were an awesome man, and I know that you will live on in our hearts forever.

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