portrait picture for Nancy Natalie Raymond

Wake:Tuesday, January 30, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Collins Funeral Home.Mass:Wednesday, January 31, at 10:00 AM at St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk, CT.Interment:St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.Contributions:In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Matthew’s Parish, 216 Scribner Avenue, 06854.

Nancy Natalie Raymond

June 5th, 1924 ~ January 26th, 2018

Nancy Natalie (Bellantoni) Raymond a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Friday, January 26th, 2018 after a long illness. Nancy was born June 5th, 1924, in Norwalk. She was 93 years young. A lifetime Norwalk resident, Mrs. Raymond is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Dewey B. Raymond. She is also survived by 4 children: Dewey A. Raymond, and his wife, Mena, of Norwalk; Antonia A. Arnowich, and her husband Alan, of Norwalk; Donna M. Birchard, and her husband, Robert, of Norwalk, and Lance Raymond of Stamford.

Mrs. Raymond is the beloved grandmother of 11, Dewey A. Raymond, and his wife, Lynnae, of New Canaan; Thomas R. Zisek and Taylor, of New Britain; Daniel P. Raymond of New York, NY; Peter J. Raymond of Brooklyn, NY; Kimberly A. Iacovino, and her husband, Chris, of Stamford; Elizabeth M. Birchard, of Norwalk; Meghan M. Raymond, of Norwalk; Jack S. Arnowich, of Norwalk; Emily M. Raymond,of Norwalk; Jessica R. Birchard, of Norwalk and Samantha P. Birchard, of Norwalk. Nancy is also survived by five great-granddaughters: Nevaeh and Jayde Zisek of New Britain, and Chloe, Olivia, and Natalie Raymond of New Canaan, as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Raymond was predeceased by her parents, Natale and Antonia Bellantoni; her sisters: Rose and her husband William Warren; Angela and her husband Salvatore Longo, and Francis and her husband Otis O’Haire; her brothers: James and his wife Delores Bellantoni; Thomas and his wife Edith Bellantoni, and Joseph and his wife Lillian Bellantoni.

After graduating from beautician school, Nancy owned and operated Nancy’s Beauty Shop on West Avenue in Norwalk for more than 40 years. She was one of the founding parishioners of Saint Matthew’s Parish in Norwalk and belonged to many religious organizations, including The Marian Guild and The Bereavement Society, and was a member of the Saint Matthew’s Bowling League for many years. She was also a religious education instructor and helped to organize the annual parish fashion shows, Christmas fairs, and church plays. She attended mass and communion daily and devoted many hours to helping nursing home patients in the Norwalk area, tirelessly donating her time and talents wherever she was needed. She was her grandchildren’s biggest fan, attending countless sporting events and school plays with the love of her life, her husband Dewey. She loved the beach and thoroughly enjoyed family vacations, and delighted in hosting many gatherings, including annual Easter egg hunts and Christmas Eve parties for the entire extended family, friends and neighbors. She was the sunshine of our lives.

Nancy will be remembered most for her love of family, her beautiful spirit, and her devotion to God and Our Blessed Mother. She was a firm believer in the power of prayer, especially the rosary, and was an inspiration to all those whose lives she touched. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her large and loving family. At this time, the family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Wilton Meadow’s Health Care Center in Wilton, CT, for their genuine compassion and sincere kindness while caring for Nancy for the last six years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 31, at 10:00 AM at St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

Friends may call on Tuesday, January 30, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Matthew’s Parish, 216 Scribner Avenue, 06854.

  1. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    January 28, 2018
    Susan Allington Waterbury -
  • This is a beautiful tribute. Just perfect. Thinking of you all with love.

    January 28, 2018
    Susan Kohanski -
  • Please know my sorrow for your loss and that you are in my prayers. Here’s hoping you’ll find comfort in happy memories.

    January 29, 2018
    Marie Crispi -
  • I adored and loved her not only as a family member but has an inspiration to women.
    My heart goes out to my sister-in-law Tony and all the family- Adrian Arnowich Guglielmo- 12/29/18

    January 29, 2018
    adrian guglielmo -
  • Sending you our sincere sympathy and condolences. My parents are Anna and Mimi Matro. Just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Our love and prayers are with you. Felicia and sons, Steven and Joseph Mancuso xoxo

    January 30, 2018
    Felicia (Matro) Mancuso -
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