OXFORD – Raymond Neslusan, 84, passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2021, after a period of declining health.
Ray was born in Whitinsville to Edward Sr. and Anna (Mikolajczyk) Neslusan, and was raised in East Douglas. He called Oxford his home for the past 44 years.
Ray graduated from Douglas High School in 1955 and spent over 40 years working as a computer programmer. Later he worked in the electrical department at Home Depot in Oxford before retirement.
Ray had many hobbies, but he most enjoyed gardening and watching the Red Sox and Patriots. He delighted in planning holiday get-togethers for his family, always being sure to carry on the tradition of baking his mother’s nut bread and potato bread recipes for the event. He was a past Scoutmaster and Committee Chair of Boy Scout Troop 273 in Dudley and coached his son’s Little League teams. Ray found peace and comfort in the Catholic Church and regularly attended Mass until his declining health prevented him from doing so.
Ray’s greatest joy in life came from his family. He cherished time spent with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. His unconditional love and support will stay with them always.
Ray leaves behind three children, Linda Charlton and her husband Edward of Thompson, CT, Paul Neslusan of Oxford with whom he lived, and Peter Neslusan and his wife Serena of Oxford; his grandchildren, Amy Charlton, Sheryl Horniak, Edward Charlton, Matthew Charlton, and Christian Collette; seven great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Janet Ouillette of Douglas; and several beloved nieces and nephews. Ray was predeceased by three brothers, Edward Jr., Francis, and John; and his sister, Kathleen Burroughs.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at St. Roch’s Church, 332 Main St., Oxford. Burial will follow at North Cemetery in Oxford. Calling hours are Saturday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford, prior to the Mass. Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troop 273, c/o Scoutmaster Diane Anderson, 14 Raymond St., Dudley, MA 01571.