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Thursday May 3rd, 2018
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Ramon "Ray" Troiano

Ramon “Ray” J. Troiano of Kingsway Court Apartments, Schenectady, New York passed away suddenly on Sunday April 29, 2018 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany after a brief but valiant fight against cancer.

Born on June 24, 1943 in Jersey City, New Jersey he was the son of Lenore (Rodriguez) Troiano and Joseph A. Troiano.  For over sixty years, Ray resided in Bogota, New Jersey, where as a devoted son, he cared for both of his parents until their passing.

After working in the printing industry for twenty-years, in 1979 he joined the United States Department of Defense as a contract manager where he worked until his retirement in 2010.

Ray was an avid skier and a lifelong hockey fan of the New York Rangers.  In the early 1980’s he was a season’s ticket holder of the New York Cosmos soccer team enjoying countless matches at Giants Stadium with his family.  His varied interests included photography, meteorology, and astronomy.

Among the most treasured memories of his youth were summers spent at his grandparent’s resort in Cairo, New York.  It was there that the guests who returned yearly became part of an extended family. Later in life, he enjoyed many vacations at the Eastover Resort in Lenox, Massachusetts.

His love of nature, and all animals defined his life and brought him much joy.  It included caring for a colony of feral cats that he rescued and brought to a sanctuary in Walton, New York.  Rusty, Pogo and most recently, Oliver and Benjy, were all beloved feline companions.

In 2013, Ray moved to upstate New York to be closer to his family.  The joy of his life was his great nephew, Roman, whom he adored.

Ray is survived by his twin sister, Diana T. Cichello, brother-in-law, Francesco A. Cichello, niece, Francesca A. Cichello, her husband, Adam Daily and their son, Roman.

Calling hours will be Thursday, May 3 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

at the McLoughlin and Mason Funeral Home, 8 109th Street, Troy, New York.

On Friday, May 4 at 10:00am, a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Saint Clement’s Roman Catholic Church, 231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York. Interment will be in Saint Peter’s Cemetery in Saratoga Springs.

Donations in Ray’s memory may be made to Alley Cat Allies, 7920 Norfolk Ave., Suite 600, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 or, at www.alleycat.org. Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.

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It was a pleasure to have known Ray. I find memories of time spent together and laughs shared to be a comfort in trying times. His love of family and life still warms my heart. A favorite saying of his "what me worry?" serves as a guiding light still.Rest in Peace Ray.Tom Hemming

Thomas F Hemming Mar 31 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Diane , Frank andFrancesca, I am really sad to hear this news.I consider it a privilege to have know Ray and to have served him by making glasses for him. Ray was always a positive man and in a good mood when he visited me , and thanks for introducing him to me.I will always remember his ever present smile and bright personality.To all of you , his family that he loved, my deepest condolences. I know you have the strength to always remember him and keep his love in your hearts. Richard CheccaCon amore

Richard checca May 3 2018 12:00 AM

Ray, you were one of the best friends and co-worker anyone could ever have. Vaya Con Dios, Ramon, Go with God!Ed Barkowski, Hartsdale, NY

Ed Barkowski, Hartsdale, NY May 3 2018 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace

Bob Siegal May 2 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sadden and shocked bythe loss of my very good friend Ray... I worked with Ray for many years at DCMA and we shared an office when we were stationed atLoral Electronicsat Ridge Hill. Ray was alwayspositive, friendly, helpful and had an excellent sense of humor once you got to know him. Ray and I often went to lunch with one another and always enjoyed a few laughs over a good meal.I knew Ray was a devoted son and helped his father outtremendously during his last years...Later on, we would get together for our annual reunion luncheons in Westchester. We reallydid have a lot of laughs!! I will miss my friend very much... May he rest in peace. - Bob Siegal

Bob Siegal May 2 2018 12:00 AM

My wife Linda Konikoff and I, Dana Konikoff were so shocked and heartbroken to learn of the passing of our dear friend Ray. It was such a pleasure to have become a co-worker of Ray, a blessing which allowed Linda and I to become lifelong friends with Ray. In recent years a group of Ray's former co-workers,Linda and I got together with Ray for our annual reunion luncheons in Ridge Hill, Yonkers. Great times were had by all. We will miss Ray so much but are comforted by knowing that our beloved Ray is in Heaven.

Dana and Linda Konikoff May 1 2018 12:00 AM