In memory of
Raymond Joseph Frei
In memory of
Raymond Joseph Frei
Raymond Joseph Frei Retired president of a large textile mill Raymond Joseph Frei, age 80, died in Toms River, N.J., on May 26, 2020. He was born on Oct. 20, 1939, in Teaneck, N.J., and grew up there for 16 years, before moving to Glen Rock, N.J., in 1956. Ray went to St. Anastasia Roman Catholic School for eight years. Then, he graduated from Teaneck High School in 1957. Ray spent the next four years earning his B.S. in chemistry at Fairleigh Dickinson University, at the Teaneck Campus, graduating in 1961. He was the president of his freshman and sophomore class and a member of the Epsilon New Delta Fraternity. He then was a post graduate student in business administration at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, N.J. Mr. Frei married Joyce Carluccio in 1962, and had three beautiful girls between 1963 and 1969. Ray went on to work for Air Reduction Chemical Co., Bound Brook, N.J., in 1961, and then he was transferred to work at their Ohio location until 1964. Ray's family asked for him to come back to New Jersey to work for the family textile business, FINETEX Elastic Corporation in Wayne, N.J. He moved his family to Parsippany, N.J. By 1988, Ray became the president and CEO of FINETEX, running the company until it closed up business in 2003. Ray was extremely talented and loved the theater arts and chorus. He was the lead in many big musicals in Ridgefield Park, N.J., in the late 70s. At the St. Francis of Assisi Church, Ray was the lead for Guys and Dolls and Music Man. Also, at the First United Methodist Church in Ridgefield Park, N.J., he was the lead in Incognito and Mikado. Mr. Frei then had a huge life change and divorced his wife in 2006, and moved to Franklin Park, N.J., with his partner, Patrick Brady. In 2013, they moved to Toms River, N.J. After waiting for many years for the legalization of gay marriage, Ray finally married Patrick in 2016. Ray is relentlessly loved and survived by his husband, Patrick and their son, Tadhg. Also a beloved father, he is survived by three beautiful daughters and husbands, Elisa and Andrew of Franklin Square, Long Island, N.Y.; Noelle of West Columbia, S.C., and Erika and Domenick in Boonton, N.J., and seven adored grandchildren. Additionally, he is survived by his loving brothers, Bill, Bob, Chip and loving sisters. Loretta and Candy, as well as their husbands and wives. He will also be missed by many nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ferdinand and Louise. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, a later date will be selected for the family to spend time celebrating Raymond's life. A location that is dear to his heart. In lieu of flowers, Raymond asked that all donations be made to the following link for the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge of Philadelphia, donate3.cancer.org/?campaign=hopelodgephiladelphia . They were of much help when Ray needed to stay close to his hospital for treatments. The address and contact are as follows, 110 W. Laurel Ave., Cheltenham, Pa. 19012, (267) 622-6000.
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In memory of
Raymond Joseph Frei
Raymond Joseph Frei Retired president of a large textile mill Raymond Joseph Frei, age 80, died in Toms River, N.J., on May 26, 2020. He was born on Oct. 20, 1939, in Teaneck, N.J., and grew up there for 16 years, before moving to Glen Rock, N.J., in 1956. Ray went to St. Anastasia Roman Catholic School for eight years. Then, he graduated from Teaneck High School in 1957. Ray spent the next four years earning his B.S. in chemistry at Fairleigh Dickinson University, at the Teaneck Campus, graduating in 1961. He was the president of his freshman and sophomore class and a member of the Epsilon New Delta Fraternity. He then was a post graduate student in business administration at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, N.J. Mr. Frei married Joyce Carluccio in 1962, and had three beautiful girls between 1963 and 1969. Ray went on to work for Air Reduction Chemical Co., Bound Brook, N.J., in 1961, and then he was transferred to work at their Ohio location until 1964. Ray's family asked for him to come back to New Jersey to work for the family textile business, FINETEX Elastic Corporation in Wayne, N.J. He moved his family to Parsippany, N.J. By 1988, Ray became the president and CEO of FINETEX, running the company until it closed up business in 2003. Ray was extremely talented and loved the theater arts and chorus. He was the lead in many big musicals in Ridgefield Park, N.J., in the late 70s. At the St. Francis of Assisi Church, Ray was the lead for Guys and Dolls and Music Man. Also, at the First United Methodist Church in Ridgefield Park, N.J., he was the lead in Incognito and Mikado. Mr. Frei then had a huge life change and divorced his wife in 2006, and moved to Franklin Park, N.J., with his partner, Patrick Brady. In 2013, they moved to Toms River, N.J. After waiting for many years for the legalization of gay marriage, Ray finally married Patrick in 2016. Ray is relentlessly loved and survived by his husband, Patrick and their son, Tadhg. Also a beloved father, he is survived by three beautiful daughters and husbands, Elisa and Andrew of Franklin Square, Long Island, N.Y.; Noelle of West Columbia, S.C., and Erika and Domenick in Boonton, N.J., and seven adored grandchildren. Additionally, he is survived by his loving brothers, Bill, Bob, Chip and loving sisters. Loretta and Candy, as well as their husbands and wives. He will also be missed by many nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ferdinand and Louise. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, a later date will be selected for the family to spend time celebrating Raymond's life. A location that is dear to his heart. In lieu of flowers, Raymond asked that all donations be made to the following link for the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge of Philadelphia, donate3.cancer.org/?campaign=hopelodgephiladelphia . They were of much help when Ray needed to stay close to his hospital for treatments. The address and contact are as follows, 110 W. Laurel Ave., Cheltenham, Pa. 19012, (267) 622-6000.
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