Obituary : Raymond J. Moreis
Raymond J. Moreis Sr., 80, of Oak Bluffs died on Saturday, April 25, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Raymond was born in Vineyard Haven on November 27, 1928, and attended the Tisbury Elementary School. He helped out the family at a young age by scalloping.
Ray enlisted into the Army in March of 1951 during the Korean War and was discharged from the Army Reserves in 1957.
Upon returning from the service, he worked at Grant Brothers and worked security in the Campgrounds. Ray was employed in the construction of the bulkhead and of the schoolhouse on School Street in Oak Bluffs. Ray later started painting and finally owned his own business, Ray Moreis Painting. Ray retired from the Oak Bluffs Landfill Station.
He enjoyed hunting, gardening, and spending time with his family. Ray also was involved as a counselor with the Vineyard House programs.
Mr. Moreis was the husband of Sybil M. (Gonsalves) Moreis and the father of Raymond J. Moreis Jr., Eloise M. Boales, Keith Moreis, Celeste M. Ventura, Vanessa A. Ventura, Eric Moreis, Carla Moreis, Courtney E. Moreis, Patricia M. Moreis, and Lisa Roberts.
He was the brother of Anna Mae Cecelio, Cynthia Viera, James Moreis, Madeline Moreis, Josephine Tucker, Joseph Araujo, Theophilus (T.M.) Araujo, David Araujo, Lena Araujo, Julio Araujo Jr., and John Araujo.
Mr. Moreis is also survived by 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Peter A. Moreis and Mary Emelia (Silvia) Moreis Araujo, and his step-father, Julio B. Araujo; and by his brothers, Peter (Pop) Moreis, William Moreis, and Paul Araujo.
His funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 30, in the Trinity United Methodist Church in the Campgrounds in Oak Bluffs at 11 am followed by burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery on Pacific Avenue in Oak Bluffs, with military honors provided by the Veterans of Martha's Vineyard
Visiting hours will be held in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home on the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road in Oak Bluffs on Wednesday, April 29, from 5 to 8 pm.
Donations may be made in his memory to a charity of one's choice. Please visit ccgfuneralhome.com for online guest book and information.