Nunziante "Ray" Navarro
Jun 19th, 2020
Nunziante “Ray” Navarro 87 of South Yarmouth and formerly of Saugus died Friday June 19, 2020, after a short illness.
He was the husband of the late Charlotte Longfellow Navarro who died in 2009. Married for 41 years, Charlotte was the love of his life.
Born in Boston, Ray was the son of the late Roberto and Rose Mazzeo Navarro. He was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School and later attended Ana Maria College where he received his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
Ray served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was passionate about his musical abilities and played the saxophone and clarinet in the military band. He later played in his own band, “The Ray Navarro Orchestra”.
For over 30 years, Ray worked for the Everett Police Department and was a Sergeant at the time of his retirement.
An avid golfer, Ray enjoyed cooking, spending winters in Florida, summers on Cape Cod, and he was happiest when he was spending time with his family and friends.
Ray is survived by two sons, Robert and Albert Navarro; a daughter, Deborah Jimenez and her husband, Scott; a stepson, David Merritt and his wife, Phyllis; a stepdaughter in-law, Janis Merritt; a sister, Jennie Labonte; a stepsister, Susan Petrone; a stepsister in-law, Adele Petrone; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends, including his longtime companion, Mary Connors; and his two special friends, Frank Ramos and Doug Rice. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a son, Anthony Navarro; a stepson, Alan Merritt; two sisters, Mary Lattanzio and her husband, Alfred, and Suzy Kunkel; a half brother, Al Navarro; and two stepbrothers, Aldo and Michael Petrone.
Funeral services at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett will be held at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation for Cape Cod Hospital, P.O. Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601.