(Asbury Park Press)
RAYMOND BREE VALERIO
AGE: 57 RED BANK
Raymond Bree Valerio, 57, of Red Bank, passed away suddenly on October 6, 2010 at Cornell Hospital in NY. He was born in Neptune on September 17, 1953 and was raised in Wanamassa and Sea Bright. He graduated from Shore Regional High School as well as Syracuse University and later went on to receive an MBA from Monmouth University. While Raymond was working for Time Warner, he began to dapple in antiques. His first venue was a space in the Red Bank Antique Center. He resigned from Time Warner to open his first shop in Fair Haven, it was there that "The Lamp Lighter" became a big part of the business. In April of 1994 he purchased the building at 147 Broad St. Being a long dime "doer," he turned it into it's present state. With his talent for interior decorating and design, his business flourished.
Raymond is survived by his parents Victor and Anne (Bree) Valerio, his brothers Donald, James and his wife Marianne, Vincent and his wife Susan, and Daniel and his wife Carolyn; 13 nephews and 6 nieces and his long time friend Craig Cardy. Raymond also leaves behind his faithful staff, Nancy Orsini, Lynn Hickson, Maria Johnson, Helen Ellison, Marge Bertrand, Victoria Bruno, William Orellana, Roberto, and many cherished friends.
Visitation will take place on Friday October 8, 2010 from 4pm to 8pm at the John E. Day Funeral Home 85 Riverside Ave. Red Bank, NJ 07701. A Funeral Liturgy will take place on Saturday at 11am at St. James RC Church in Red Bank. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Raymond's name to The Ronald McDonald House 131 Bath Ave. Long Branch NJ 07740. Please visit Raymond's memorial website at www.johneday.com
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 8, 2010