NAUGATUCK — Raymond C. Gabani, 74, husband of the late Patricia M. (Wityak) Gabani, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at Waterbury Hospital.
Mr. Gabani was born in Waterbury on April 26, 1941, son of the late Carlo M. and Lena D. (Patignelli) Gabani. A longtime resident of Naugatuck, he was a graduate of Naugatuck High School in 1959, Post College and the University of New Haven. He retired from Engineered Sinterings and Plastics of Watertown and had also worked for many years at Timex and Grolier Book Company. Ray served in the Connecticut National Guard, was a member of the Naugatuck Elks Lodge and a communicant of St. Mary’s Church. He enjoyed carpentry, golf and ballroom dancing.
Ray is survived by his son, Craig R. Gabani of Naugatuck; his grandson, Brandon K. Gabani; his sister, Jacquelyn Adler Byrne of Waterbury; and several nieces and nephews, Darren Adler, Heather Varrone, Tammy Hanson and her husband Gerald, and Lori Santopietro and her husband Frank. He was predeceased by his sister, Christina Gabani.
His funeral will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 at 9:15 a.m. from the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck, to St. Mary’s Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. The Naugatuck Elks Lodge will perform their ritual at 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway Waterbury, CT 06708.
To send an online condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.