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171 Humboldt Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02121
Phone: 617-427-5625
Fax: 617-427-2869
Raymond West

Raymond L. West

Tuesday, April 20th, 1971 - Friday, October 23rd, 2020
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Raymond Lee West, age 49, peacefully passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020, following a long illness. Born and raised in Boston, Massachuetts he was the beloved son of the late Raymond Gonsalves and Deborah West. Raymond was raised in Boston and Baptisted in the Charles Street A.M.E Church family.

Raymond aka “Country” and “Whizzid” to family and friends graduated from the Farragut School (Brookline), Thomas Edison (Brighton), and Muriel Snowden High School (frmly Copley High) Boston. He attended Mass Bay State College (Wellesley) and Rancho Santiago College (Santa Ana, California). He excelled in his studies and was a very good artist. He was excellent in rendering mechanical archetctural drawings.

He loved, chess, pool, foreign cars, and DJ-ing, but playing basketball was his favorite. From a young age to adulthood you could find him on the courts of Boston, California, Florida and the Islands. Raymond enjoyed traveling and where there was a basketball, there was a court. You could also find him making beats or spinning vinyl around town. Raymond was also disciplined in the Martial Arts of Alpha Krav Maga. Raymond was also partial to motorcycles, which led him into getting his motorcycle license. Thankfully, a motorcycle didn't follow but a scooter did. He had a knack for fixing things, flat screens, cars, computers, etc., and U-Tube was his go to, if he needed to see how it was done.

Raymond will forever be remembered as an exceptional, respectful, loving and caring man. He was friendly and outgoing with a mild and even temperment. He seemed to have known everybody in and around Boston or out of state. He would always say “I know that person, I never forget a face” and we would say “is there anyone you don't know?”

He leaves behind his devoted mother: Deborah West, Aunt: Audrey Dotson (West) and Uncle: Douglas West and Stepdad (Pops): David Roberts. He was a devoted cousin to: Lawrence Dotson, Melanie West, Armani Dotson, “Lil” Larry Dotson, Victor Barbosa, Mesiah Monteiro and Zamyah Brown. Raymond is also survived by many loving Cousins and Friends.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 6th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, November 6th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Riley-Antoine Funeral Home
    171 Humboldt Ave.
    Dorchester, MA 02121
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    Friday, November 6th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, November 6th, 2020 11:00am
    Riley-Antoine Funeral Home
    171 Humboldt Ave.
    Dorchester, MA 02121
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  • Interment

    St Michael Crematory
    500 Canterbury Street
    BOSTON, MA 02131
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Kofi Smith

Posted at 10:16am
Brotha Ray, may all of the memories of you from your family, friends, and loved ones be of love, light, and laughter... -Kofi Smith "Smitty" -

Jamie Cooley

Posted at 04:08pm
My thoughts and prayers go out to the West Family. Ray we're going to miss you brother.

Natalie Jenkins

Posted at 10:51am
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve this loss. Ray will definitely be missed by so many. Rest in paradise lil brother.

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Ray, We will miss your loving smile and many jokes. Yours friends at Luminosity BHS
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