Raymond F. McPadden, Jr., age 49

Raymond F. McPadden, Jr., age 49, of Shelton passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 9, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Marybeth Gauthier McPadden.

Born in Bridgeport on June 8, 1963, he was the son of Raymond F. Sr. and Norma Jean Peluchette McPadden of Monroe.

Ray was the owner and operator of Mr. Mac’s Canteen of Monroe and Milford. An avid music lover, he also enjoyed food and wine, sports, traveling and working in his yard.

Ray’s great skill with his hands always kept him occupied with numerous projects around the house, most recently adding the finishing touches to his new kitchen. His greatest joy, however, was found spending time with his family and friends, especially his three children.

Ray’s deep love for serving the public and his motto of “family serving family” will be remembered by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

In addition to his beloved wife of 12 years, Marybeth, other survivors include his children, Michael P. McPadden of Bridgeport, Raymond F. McPadden, III and Christina R. McPadden, both of Shelton, his maternal grandmother, Mary Pagano of Delaware, his sisters and brothers, Shelly Bevis and her husband Ray of Shelton, Tara Ann McPadden of Woodbury, Gretchen Conte and her husband Steve of Monroe, Christopher McPadden and his wife Trish of Monroe, Jeffrey McPadden and his wife Andrea of Milford, Jimmy McPadden and his wife Jen of Newtown, and the late, Michael P. McPadden, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald and Judith Gauthier of MA, brother-in-law, Peter Gauthier and his wife Barbara of OH, sister-in-law, Paula Henault and her husband John of MA. Additional family members include Nancy Greenlaw and her husband Keith of MA, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. directly in St. Lawrence Church, 505 Shelton Ave., Shelton for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Nichols Village Cemetery, Trumbull. Relatives and friends may call at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd., Trumbull on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the McPadden Children Scholarship Fund, c/o Marybeth McPadden through the funeral director.

To light a virtual candle, please visit www.abriola.com.