Mr. Raymond J. Kasidas Sr., 79, of Watertown, passed away peacefully Tuesday November 29, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Marlene C. (Charette) Kasidas who passed away April 7, 2016.

Ray was born on November 22, 1937 in Waterbury, son of the late Raymond C. and Anna (Paulikonis) Kasidas. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School. He was the founder and owner of Roll Grinding Corporation of Watertown until his retirement in 2007. He was an avid classic car enthusiast and had a vast collection of wrist watches. He loved spending time with his family and loved and adored his grandson.

He is survived by a son; Raymond J. Kasidas Jr. and his wife Victoria, a daughter; Kristen Ariola and her husband Thomas all of Middlebury, a brother; James Kasidas and his wife Catherine of Watertown, a grandson; Dylan Kasidas of Middlebury, several nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends.

Ray’s family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Victor Chang and the staff of the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center and the entire staff of Waterbury Hospital especially the emergency department and the 9th floor for the exceptional care and comfort given to Ray and his family during his illness.

Arrangements: A Mass of Christian Burial with his cremains present will be celebrated on Saturday December 3, 2016 at the Shrine of St. Anne of Mothers at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Raymond’s memory to:

Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center
1075 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708