Raymond O. â€śRayâ€ť Duval of Northport, Fla., formerly of Bristol, Conn., passed away peacefully on Saturday March 3, 2018, after a long but valiantly fought battle with cancer.
Ray was born in Bristol on Aug. 17, 1957, to Robert R. (deceased) and Eddie â€śCayâ€ť Duval. He attended Bristol Schools prior to his enlistment in the USAF. After leaving the military he spent his life driving long distance trailer trucks all over the United States until his retirement due to illness.
To deeply mourn his passing, Ray leaves his mother Cay with whom he made his home and his sister and her husband, Leilani and Tom Oâ€™Connor of Bristol. Ray also leaves his cherished and totally adored nephews and their families, Tommy and Jacki Oâ€™Connor of Jeffersonville, Vt., and their children, Devin and Kennedy and Ben (Rayâ€™s Godson) and Erin Oâ€™Connor of Stanhope, N.J., and their children, Kylie, Lucas and Sarah.
His faithful and devoted fur companion Sequoia was with him throughout his illness.
In accordance with Rayâ€™s wishes, there will be no formal services. His family will hold a private memorial in the spring. Rayâ€™s family is eternally grateful to the angels on earth from Tidewell Hospice who tended him in the most loving and caring way for the last few months of his life. Memorials and remembrances for Ray made be made to Tidewell Hospice at 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota FL 34238.