TROY – Raymond Michael Valerio, 84, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the Troy Center. Raymond was born in Cohoes, the son of the late Erasmus and Carmella Carnibucci Valerio. He lived in the area all his life. He was a graduate of Philip Schuyler High School and attended SUNY Fredonia. He was employed for many years by the NYS Dept. of Motor Vehicles. Ray was a musician, playing trumpet, flugelhorn and cornet and a member of the Albany Musicians’ Association AFM Local 14. Ray was an avid hunter, car aficionado and had a cheery persona and a wonderful sense of humor.
Raymond is survived by his daughter Myrlin Valerio of Croton-On-Hudson; his sister Vincenza Davis (Douglas) of Albany, brother Franklin van Valkenburgh of Amsterdam; and grandchildren Amelia Coccaro and Nicolas Coccaro. Raymond was predeceased by his brother, Gennaro Valerio and nephew, David Valerio Stott.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Monday morning at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Sunday from (3-6 pm). Interment will follow the service in Memory Gardens, Colonie. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, (https://www.mhopus.org/ or American Heart Association (www.heart.org). To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .
Click here to view Raymond’s resting place in Memory Gardens, Colonie, New York (zip code Albany, NY 12205).
Thank you for showing me how to do things like tuning a car, small engines, working on electrical and bending conduit. For imparting on me how to tell jokes, making goofy faces, getting people to laugh and yes, even how to properly screw down food. Every bit of this has been put to good use over the years and you have always been with me.
Thank you for being my childhood hero! You will not be forgotten.
Fondly and affectionately, your protégé,
My condolences to the Valerio family. Fly high Ray! May you rest in peace. ♥