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Joseph Raymond Rios of Norfolk and formerly of Walpole, age 85 years died on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Raymond was "Special Needs" and attended Walpole Grammar Schools and Wrentham State School until 1954. Since that time, he worked in various positions including Blanchard Lumber until 1973. After being involved in a serious accident, he worked in a workshop, Norfolk Industrial Services, now called Lifeworks in Norwood, MA which helps the mentally challenged find jobs. Ray had been employed by Stop and Shop in Norwood since their opening in 1998, retiring in 2008. An avid sports enthusiast, he closely followed all Walpole High School sports. His little portable radio was always on listening to a game., whether it be Walpole, the Bruins, the Patriots or the Red Sox. In his younger years, he would always be on the Walpole High bus going to the Boston Arena to cheer them on. The last few years he spent time in the Maples in Wrentham and Mirimichi Group in Plainville. He lived in Norfolk with his sister, Mary Gould, and is pre deceased by his mother, Mary Rios Hutchinson, father And- rew Rios, sisters Rose Gould and Alice Rios. Besides his sister Mary, he is survived by his cousins Lucy, Andrade, Madeline Cirasa, and Edward Moreira of New Jersey, Edward Sanchez of Wakefield, and Delores Palazzolo of Revere. He is also survived by his dear friends, the Higginbothams, of Winthrop, and Bob Berard of Attleboro and his new puppy Hallo. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church East Street (Route 27) at Diamond Street Walpole on Saturday at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours are Friday from 3-7 in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home 48 Common Street Walpole. Interment will be in Saint Francis Cemetery in Walpole. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: SNARC 789 Clapboardtree Street, Westwood, MA 02090.

Published in Walpole Times from June 11 to June 18, 2013
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