Raymond Dellecese Obituary, Death – So sad we announce the death of Raymond Dellecese. Co-owner of Cottage Street Motors Sue Dellecese called me on the phone. She told me that on Friday, December 9 at the age of 71, her devoted husband and business partner, Raymond Dellecese, had passed away suddenly. I was completely shocked by what happened. Ray promoted the vehicles that are currently for sale on the lot with us just a week ago when we were both on the radio. Over the course of its 20-year existence, Cottage Street Motors has served thousands of satisfied clients with great service. Ray remarked, “But you know, you can’t satisfy everyone all the time,” while I was hosting the morning show on Veterans Day from a job at the car dealership.
When Dellecese passed away, he and his wife were debating whether to grow their company and were considering moving to a location with more space. The fact that Dellecese would dig fairly deeply into his pockets was widely known. He was “the most amazing man I’ve ever met in my life,” Sue said. Ray liked people and discovered serenity in assisting in the realization of dreams, especially for those who required a break or a second chance in life. He donated to charity in a number of ways, including when the Mattapoisett YMCA urgently needed a new van to replace one that was old and in terrible mechanical condition.
Ray and Sue were able to save the day by giving a van because the money donated was insufficient to buy one. Dellecese was passionate in helping people, especially the elderly and veterans. A large number of people’s lives were impacted by Ray Dellecese. We are all heartbroken about how suddenly he departed away, but it also serves as a touching memory of the beautiful times we shared. Funerals are private affairs. The New Bedford-based Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Homes are handling the arrangements. Please accept our deepest condolences on behalf of Ray Dellecese’s family and friends. May his legacy endure forever.