We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Funk Funeral Home
Raymond M. DePatra, Jr., 93, of Bristol, widower of Dorothy (LaFlamme) DePatra, died on Friday (June 3, 2022) at home.
Ray was born in Brockton, MA on May 7, 1929 and was a son of the late Raymond M. DePatra, Sr. and Mary (Harrington) DePatra.
A lifelong Bristol resident, he was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. The Private experienced combat action in Korea and was awarded a Purple Heart medal.
After his service he went to work for Superior Electric for 46 years before retiring. He was a member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was a parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Parish attending St. Ann Church.
Ray was predeceased by his beloved wife of 66 years, Dorothy, and all his siblings: Josephine Benger, Gladys Geremia, Geraldine Kinosh, Frank DePatra, Doris Fortier, Walter DePatra, and Leon DePatra.
He leaves many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews, including Julie Wood who helped to care for Ray.
Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, on Wednesday (June 8, 2022) between 8:30 and 9:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebration at St. Ann Church, 215 West St., Bristol at 10 AM. Burial, with military honors, will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Please visit Ray’s memorial website at www.FunkFuneralHome.com.