Raymond G. Wallace, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Massachusetts. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 5, 1931, he was the son of the late Peter J. Wallace, Jr. and Mary E. (Dowling) Wallace. He was raised in South Boston, where he graduated from South Boston High School with the Class of 1948. Following his graduation, Ray enlisted in the United States Navy, proudly serving his country during the Korean War. He was stationed aboard the USS R.H. McCard, serving as a Radioman.
Upon his honorable discharge, Ray returned to South Boston, where he married his beloved wife, Eleanor L. Foy, on January 13, 1952. Together they made their home in South Boston and Ray took a position with the Stern Can Factory. Ray's career brought him to the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, where he served at the Deer Island House of Correction. In 1967, Ray moved his family out of the city, settling in the small suburban town of Sharon, Massachusetts. He continued working at Deer Island until his retirement.
In his off time, Ray enjoyed spending the day on the golf course with his family and friends and played in a few golf leagues. He was a lifelong Bruins fan, and he watched them faithful whenever they took the ice. Most of all, he loved being surrounded by his family and was delighted to earn the title Grandpa, after his grandchildren were born.
Beloved husband of the late Eleanor L. (Foy) Wallace. Loving father of Michael Wallace and his wife, Laurie, of Falmouth, Robert Wallace and his wife, Maureen, of Wrentham, the late Raymond G. Wallace, Jr. and his surviving wife, Lisbeth Frisbie Wallace, of Francistown, New Hampshire, and the late Diane Wallace.
Cherished Grandpa of Gregory Wallace and his wife, Jennifer, Christopher Wallace, Justine Lovell and her husband, Shawn, and James Wallace and his wife, Cassi: and Great Grandpa of Zoe Lovell. Brother of Peter Wallace of Florida and late Janet Nawn formally of Tewksbury. Brother-in-law of Norman and Patricia Foy of Jacksonville, Florida.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Ray's Life Celebration on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 4 to 7 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.
All are invited to gather in the Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM prior to Ray's Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated in Our Lady of Sorrows, 59 Cottage Street, Sharon at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Sharon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Jimmy Fund c/o Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.