We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Spencer Funeral Home
Raymond R Maselek Sr, 94, of East Hampton, CT, entered into eternal peace on Friday, June 10, 2022, with family by his side at the Chestelm Health and Rehabilitation Center. Ray was born February, 16, 1928 in Wilson, CT. the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Najduct) Maselek. He proudly served our country in the United States Army from 1946- 1947 with the 78th Quartermaster Base Depot in the Philippine Islands. Following his time in the service he worked several jobs with his favorite as a route delivery man for Sealtest Foods. He also spent several years as a life-lesson instructor with Dale Carnegie Associates where he received several awards for his leadership and service. He retired in 1991 after working as a service dispatcher for Automatic TLC Oil Company. Ray enjoyed traveling, spending summers at the beach and golf. He was also a handyman and spent countless hours in his workroom making, fixing or creating furniture and other items. Of all of these, his favorite thing to do was spend time with his family. When he wasn’t with them, he was talking about them. He was proud to talk about his kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren and did so wherever he went. Ray was predeceased by the love of his life, Anna C Maselek, in 2007. Since her passing, he volunteered at the Chestelm Health and Rehabilitation Center, where he became part of their family. He helped the staff and patients, entertaining them with his stories, jokes and smiles. After struggling with his own health issues, he moved to Chestelm in 2018 and he continued to volunteer every day.
He is survived by his children, Linda Demick and her husband Alan, Lori Lechowicz and her husband Paul, all of East Hampton. His son Michael of Pittsfield, Ma. and Raymond R Maselek Jr and his wife Laura of Manchester, CT. His grandchildren, Jarad Demick and wife Avery, Kristen Brazile and husband Rob, Kaitlin Finn and husband Daniel, Erin Hurd and husband Sean, Kristen Tortoriello and husband Matthew, Brendon Maselek, Justin Maselek, Tyler Maselek and fiancé Colleen Grady, Jennifer Beer and husband Michael and Raymond R Maselek III and wife MacKenzie. His great-grandchildren, Robbie Brazile, William Finn, Gabriel Finn, Tobias Finn, James Finn, Annmarie Finn, Riley Hurd, Conner Hurd, Caleb Tortoriello, Jackson Maselek, Greyson Maselek, Arianna Metzger, Faith Beer, Parker Maselek and Adam Maselek.
The family would like to express their most sincere love and appreciation for the care Ray received from Brenda and his friends and family at Chestelm. They treated him like family and he loved his time there.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for calling hours on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 8:30- 10:30 at the Spencer Funeral Home, 112 Main Street, East Hampton, CT. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 AM at St Patrick Church, 47 W High S, East Hampton, CT. Burial with Military Honors will follow at St Patrick Cemetery. At Ray’s request, the wearing of masks would be greatly appreciated and there will be no reception following his services. Family and friends are encouraged to spend time together to remember him.
In lieu of flowers, Ray and his family would appreciate donations, in his name, to The Alzheimer’s Association of Hartford, https://www.alz.org/ct.