We are deeply saddened to report the passing on August 17th of retired Hamden Firefighter Ray Ramelli, 74, who served on the department from January 1970 until his retirement on the last day of November 1999.
Ray was an outstanding and well respected firefighter, as was his dad, Hamden Firefighter Alfred Ramelli, who passed away New Year's Day 1972 after being stricken on the job.
Ray was appointed to the department in January 1970 and was an EMT on Rescue 1 on Platoon 1 most of his career. He retired the last day of November 1999. Ray and Tina were frequent attendees at the Local 2687 retirement dinners.
Please keep Tina, their children, Ray Jr., Roger, and Al, and their families in your thoughts and prayers at this sad time.*