Obituary: Raye Virginia Reale


MIDDLEBURY — Raye Virginia Reale, 69, of Middlebury, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014 in the VITAS Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Raye was born Dec. 18, 1944 daughter of the late Hollis R. and Mildred (Gray) Ackley. She was employed as a dispatcher for many years at Eastwood Towing in Waterbury. She was an avid Red Sox fan, a former Girl Scout leader and a member of the M.V.F.D Auxiliary. Raye’s hobbies included reading, music, girl’s field hockey and listening to her grandchildren laugh. She was an animal lover above all else.

Mrs. Reale is survived by a daughter, Susan Reale and Dennis Young of North Reading, Mass.; two sons, Russ Reale and his wife Syndi of Temecula, Calif., and Daniel Reale and Sara Iadarola of Middlebury; her son-in-law Mark Wither of Prospect, her grandchildren, Alex Kindle of Bethlehem, Spencer, Rylie, and Nicholas Reale of Temecula, Calif., and Christian and Kyleigh Favale of Middlebury. She was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Reale Wither. She also leaves behind her beloved cat Malarky.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Road, Prospect. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 2 to 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, 1075 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, CT 06708; H.S.U.S., 2100 L St., N.W., Washington, DC 20037; Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 17th St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036; ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St, New York, NY 10128; American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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