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Raymond Mackey

October 3, 2006

Raymond E. Mackey, 81, of East Seventh St., Wyoming, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Wyoming, he was a son of the late Roland and Mary (Harnan) Mackey. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Exeter, and was a graduate of Wyoming Memorial High School. Ray was a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier for 27 years, retiring in 1987, and was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers. He had served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II on board the aircraft carrier USS. Langley (CVL-27).

He was preceded in death by his wife, Antoinette Torregiani Mackey, to whom he was devoted during her long illness; a brother, James Mackey; and sisters Kathleen (Ethel) Mackey, Regina Grinley and Claire Mackey.

Surviving are his daughter, Barbara, and her husband, Robert Bullions, Wyoming; grandchildren Robert Jr., Michael and Elizabeth Bullions; brother Patrick (Bob) Mackey, Flemington, N.J.; sisters-in-law Delia Torregiani, Wyoming; and Ellyn and her husband, Jerry Ragantesi, Wyoming.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at 9 a.m. from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Exeter, with the Rev. Joseph Sibliano officiating. Interment will be in Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming.

Friends may call Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Ray will be fondly remembered by those whose lives he touched as a kind, caring and generous person.

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