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“Andrea, Mike, Peter and Mr. & Mrs. Mike Lally:I am very sorry for the loss of your uncle and your brother.God be with you at this very difficult time...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Kerri Egan - Chelmsford, MA

“My sincere sympathy on the loss of Ray. I'am so sorry I was not able to attend his services. Ray was many things, but an individual foremost. As were...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Harriett Lally - Falmouth, MA

“Beautiful video, I wish I could have given Uncle just one more hug. He has eyes of an angel. Miss you already ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Andrea Belcastro - Leominster, MA

“Dear Karen, Jack, Ryan and Patrick,I'm so sorry for your loss. I know he was a big part of your lives. Again, my condolences.Sincerely, Nancy Falter ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Falter - Pepperell, MA

One of the many walls that Ray built! “Ray, You were someone we all looked up to and forever will. Thank you for completing our first home project in our very first home. Thank you for...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Kim & Hartley Holden - Charlton, MA

“I knew Ray first through his friendship with my parents at the breakfast club of Andros Diner, but he eventually came to feel like an adopted family...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Taya Weiss - Santa Monica, CA

Ray 1973 “Ray has been in my life for over 45 years. I have always known him to be a man gentle of soul, but strong of character. He was always kind and...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Rhonda Lally - Marlborough, MA

“My Dad, Tom Lally of Allston is Ray's cousin. I remember Ray as a smiling adventurous spirit who would come to visit unexpectedly while I was...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Patrick Lally - Jamaica Plain, MA

“I will miss Ray but will never forget his message to me: Be good to the kiddos. Never mind that my students are adults in college; to him they were...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Hayat Weiss - Belmont, MA

“Ray, you are a legend now. We met at Andros Diner decades ago, then at My Oher Kitchen. Some may not know that your philosophical questions on our...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Joe Weiss - Belmont, MA - Friend

“A Sweet & Generous Man ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Virginia Lally-Hughes - ME

“Rest in peace ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Frank&Rian van der Schoot

“You were an amazing man Uncle! You will be missed xoxo ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Ditmars - Signal MT, TN

Waltham – Mr. Raymond M. Lally, of Watertown, died peacefully on Friday, June 8, 2018 in Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. He was 92.

Ray was born in Boston on October 6, 1925, a son of the late John and Kathryn (Hickey) Lally, and was raised in Waltham. During World War II he served with the United States Navy.

In 1950 he married Waltham native Ann M. Fitzpatrick in Saint Mary's Church and six years later the couple moved to Watertown. Until his retirement Ray worked in construction as a bricklayer for Local 3 in Boston.

Ray was always very active and skied right through his 89th year despite having Parkinson's disease. He backpacked the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, had hiked the thirteen highest peaks in Colorado and was a proud "Adirondack 46'r". For years he loved his daily breakfasts at 'My Other Kitchen' and before that at Andros Diner, both in Belmont . . . and he will long be remembered for growing way too many tomatoes in his backyard.

The husband of the late Ann M. (Fitzpatrick) Lally, he leaves his son, John J. 'Jack' Lally of Watertown; his daughter-in-law, Karen Lally of Watertown; his grandchildren, Leeann, Ryan and Patrick Lally; his siblings, Jacqueline Sears of Concord, Mary Abeyta of Sun City West, Arizona, John Lally and his wife, Patricia, of Wildwood, Florida, Patricia Mahoney of Waltham, Michael Lally and his wife, Katherine, of Leominster and Judy Sarto and her husband, George, of Dennis and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ray's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, June 13th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Patrick's Church, 212 Main Street, Watertown where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Concord.