Raymond P. McNamara, 79, of Watertown Massachusetts formerly of Newton died peacefully at home with the love of his life, Denise, by his side on Jan. 11, 2022.


He leaves 5 children, Michael and wife Diane of Sudbury; Joseph of Newton, Brian of Waltham, Charles Cardillo and wife Leslie of Texas and Anne-Marie Cardillo of Watertown; 12 grandchildren; his sister Mary Ciraso, his late brother Robin, his brother Kevin and wife Maureen and sister Marcia McNamara and many nieces and nephews.


Raymond is a retired injured lieutenant of the Newton Fire Department and a US Navy Veteran. He was an avid Red Sox fan; knew every song written in the 50’s and 60’s; and would remember details about you that even you didn’t remember.


A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bernard Parish, Washington St., West Newton, Saturday, January 15th, at 11:00am. Followed by his entombment at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Waltham. All attendees at church are asked to wear a mask.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


A celebration of life will be held post-pandemic