Raymond Madison Jr.
Raymond A. Madison Jr., affectionately known as “Ray Ray”, “Madison”, and “Uncle”, by his family and friends was born on October 14, 1960 at the Chelsea Navy Hospital; Born to Dorothy (Horner) Paul and Raymond Madison Sr.
Educated in the Boston School System, Ray attended St. Patrick’s Catholic School where he was an altar boy. Graduated from Boston Tech High School in 1978, continuing his education at Salem State College where he became an honorary brother and President of IOTA PHI THETA Fraternity and received his Associates Degree.
Ray married his childhood sweetheart of thirteen years, Yvonne (Porter) Madison on July 30, 1988. Ray had two beautiful children; a son Julius Leary and a daughter Asia Madison. Ray also had many children he took care of and claimed as his own.
Ray worked for many years in the banking industry as an Asst. Manager at Bank Boston and Wainwright Bank. Ray loved specific things in his life; his “Earth, Wind, and Fire”, his favorite movie “The Sound of Music:, his poster of “Dogs Playing Pool” and his dog’s, Benji and Rage.
Ray, the sixth child of eight, was a sharp dresser and a super clean person. Ray could cook his tail off, but it took him ALL day. He would start breakfast at 7:00 am and would finish by lunchtime. “Mr. Perfection Himself”.
Ray moved to Springfield, MA where he lived with his sister, Kim, but he called her “Regina”, her husband John, and their three girls, Jillian, Donita, and Shiann. The girls called Ray “Uncle” and Kim called Ray his own special name, just like Ray either calling you by your “proper name” or the name he gave you.
God called Ray home on Tuesday, December 16, 2008. He lived a short life here on earth, yet a full life. He is survived by his mother: Dorothy L. Paul; his children: Julius Leary and Asia Madison; his brothers and sisters: Francine Y. Dunn (of Virginia), Steven Paul, Anita Paul, Robert Madison, Regina K. Wilson and Debbie Madison (of Tampa, FL); his brother-in-law, Joe Dunn, known to Ray as his Father, his brother, his“Best Man” and his friend “Fat Man”; (10) nieces: Bunny (Q Stick), Adina, Lae-Lae, Jillian, Donita, Tameka, S’Keira, Alexis, Shiann (Rodent and Ladybug), and Nae-Nae; (12) nephews: Joseph (Son), Mondy (Mont), Duane, Trey, Xavier, Amari, Dallas, Tyrek, D.J., DeJuan, Tyler, Christian, and a host of other relatives and friends.