FRAMINGHAM – Raymond P. “Ray” Munchmeyer, 71, passed away on March 26, 2018.
Born in Brooklyn, NY and spending his formative years in New Hyde Park, NY and Breezy Point, NY (Roxbury). Leaving NY for the University of Notre Dame where he graduated in 1968. He later earned his MBA from Northwestern in 1969 (accomplishing a 2 year degree in 1 year).
He served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant during the Vietnam War era from 1969 to 1971.
In 1969 he began his career with the Polaroid Corporation where he worked 39 years and retired as a Senior Production Planner.
For his son’s and daughter’s soccer teams, he coached for the Framingham United Soccer Club for over 10 years. He also served on the Board of Directors for the club as treasurer.
Munchmeyer was an athlete who ran and completed the NYC Marathon 3 times.
Later on in life, Ray developed a love for spin classes (indoor cycling).
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carmela (Zito), son Paul, Paul’s wife Amy, daughter Michelle Salvi, Michelle’s husband Matt and 4 grandchildren: Anthony (Ray’s best friend), Eric, Shay and Libby.
He lived a full life and touched many people. Whether it was “down the beach” at Roxbury, in college at Notre Dame, in Germany serving in the Army, working at Polaroid or at a spin class in NY or Massachusetts, he met and befriended almost a countless amount of people. If you became his friend, you were a friend for life.
Not one person was more important to him than his wife Carmela. Ray and Carmela met at 16 and were never apart after that. Together they traveled the world, loved each other and created a loving family. Carmela, Paul and Michelle felt an endless amount of love from Ray and all of us will miss him immensely.
Family and friends will honor and remember his life by gathering for visiting hours in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln Street in Framingham on Wednesday, April 4 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Funeral services and interment will take place in Queens in NY in the following weeks. Details TBA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the CJD Foundation at www.cjdfoundation.org or PO Box 5312, Akron, OH 44334.
For directions and online tributes, kindly visit www.mccarthyfh.com