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12/10/15 8:00am
RAY EVANGELISTA

RAY EVANGELISTA

Raymond O. Evangelista

Ray Evangelista, age 62, loving husband, father and brother, passed away on November 27, 2015 at Stony Brook University Hospital.

Ray and his family resided in Hay Beach.

Ray first came to Shelter Island as a summer resident at the age of 9 years old and then lived here as a permanent resident for more than 20 years. He was born in Queens, New York and attended Brooklyn Polytechnic High School. He earned his bachelor of science in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1975. A certified professional engineer for many years, Ray was president of Prude Construction Corporation for several decades, a business that had been in existence for three generations. (more…)

11/21/14 2:00pm
BOB DeSTEFANO

BOB DeSTEFANO

After spending the last two weeks in Winthrop Hospital with my wife, I understand that I may not be a doctor, but I can now understand words I never heard in my life.

While there, my mind frequently drifted toward a Shelter Islander who was as sick as anyone could be. A man who had a tragic accident, never complains or asks for help and has successfully and totally reinvented himself. (more…)