BERRUTI - Raymond, 91, died on March 12, 2013 at his home in Copiague, N.Y. Mr. Berruti was born on November 19, 1921, to Ottavio and Josephine Berruti. He was a lifelong resident of Copiague. He graduated from Amityville High School and began his college studies at SUNY Brockport. In 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces. During WWII, he served with the 19th Weather Squadron in North Africa, and received an honourable discharge in 1946. After the war, Mr. Berruti completed his college education at Fordham University in the Bronx. He spent the majority of his career working as a chemist with Heterochemical in Valley Stream, N.Y. He was a lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church where he served as an usher. In recent years, he was a volunteer with the church's Outreach Program. Mr. Berruti is survived by his devoted brother Eugene and his wife Jacqueline, of Lindenhurst, his beloved nieces and nephews John Berruti, Carole Berruti, Gail Cambell, Andrea Yablon, Jean Bentley and Jacqueline Ingoglia, along with numerous other friends and family members whom were blessed to know him. Visitation will be held at D'Andrea Brothers Funeral Home in Copiague on Friday, March 15 from 2-4:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 16, at 9:45 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Copiague. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 1 Molloy Street, Copiague, N.Y. 11726.
Published in Newsday on March 14, 2013