Raymond Jelliffe, Sr. age 75, beloved husband of 53 years to Sharon (Steele) of Milford, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019 peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family after a long illness.
He was born on October 26, 1943 in Bridgeport and was the son of the late Charles and Katherine (Hissner) Jelliffe. Raymond was self employed as a carpenter for over 30 years. He was an avid card player and never shied away from a road trip to the casino. His greatest joy was found in the time spent with his wife and family; especially his grandchildren. Ray was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Those who truly knew Ray will remember his generosity, caring spirit, and sense of humor and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his devoted wife, he leaves his loving children, Marie Jelliffe, Laurie Jelliffe (fiance James Cirillo), Sherrie Breving, Raymond Jelliffe, Jr. (fiance Remy Wegrzyn), four grandchildren, Bruce Jelliffe, Alyssa Jelliffe, and Amanda and Olivia Breving and his great grandson, Cameron Jelliffe and several nieces and nephews. His sister and brothers, Marie Koether, Clarence, Chuck, Hank, Richard, Fred and Robert Jelliffe predeceased him.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at 11 a.m. at the GREGORY F. DOYLE FUNERAL HOME, 291 BRIDGEPORT AVENUE, MILFORD. Interment to follow in King's Highway Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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