LIVINGSTON — Raymond A. Mignone, 95, born in Newark, Raymond was a longtime resident of Livingston.
A graduate of Newark State Teachers College and Seton Hall School of Business, Raymond received his MA and Doctoral Equivalency in Special Education from Seton Hall University.
Raymond was a WWII Navy veteran who served as a Medical and Dental Corpsman. His sea service included deployments on an Attack Transport Ship and Sea Plane Tenders. He also served with the U.S. Naval Construction Force (Seabees) and was attached to the U.S. Marine Corps on the island of Okinawa during the Pacific War. His father and brother also served during the war.
Raymond lived his passion through his career as a teacher. He taught in Newark and Orange before teaching and retiring from Hillside School in Livingston. He enjoyed spending time helping students before and after school and during lunchtime and had a lasting positive impact on many. He was respected by his fellow educators who recognized him as a devoted and dedicated teacher to all.
He was also a dedicated parishioner of St Philomena’s Church in Livingston, having served as a money counter and with the healing masses and various events.
Raymond was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Dora; brother, Roland; and sister, Dorothy Farinella. He survived by his loving wife, Catherine Mignone, and their two children, Mary Kay Alberto and her husband Steve of Livingston, James and his wife Lena of Whippany; his four grandchildren, Christine, Cathy, Stephanie, Christopher, and his great-granddaughter Charlotte Rae. He loved his family above all and was always there to give advice, share stories and celebrate life.
Raymond was an amazing person, touching the lives of everyone he met. He was beloved by all of his friends and former students. His wise remarks fooled everyone, but his brain contained much more than that. He loved to read, do puzzles and cook. He cooked meals for his friends who were ill and confined to their homes.
Funeral services are being privately held under the direction of the LaMonica Memorial Home in Livingston. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Raymond’s life will be held at a later date.