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Raymond G. (Sr.) Giffen

1934 ~ 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Raymond G Giffen Sr. passed away peacefully at his Rosebank home on 8/7.
Born in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn to Garfield and Dorothy Giffen he was one seven children.
Raymond was introduced to his future wife by his friend, her brother John. The two were married and he
enlisted in the US Navy. After Raymonds service he began a 25-year career as a NY Firefighter working at
Engine 165 in New Dorp. After his retirement, not being one to stop he joined NYFD Marine 9.
Raymond was predeceased by his loving wife Angela (nee Liquori). He is the loving father of Marie
Castelucci, Ana Wildrick, Raymond Jr., Mark and Patrick. He was the cherished grandfather of 11
grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

The Gardener

by Mark Gregory

The gardener, with his spade and hoe,
Works in the sun and rain and snow;
He digs and plants and waters too,
And watches over what he grew.

He tends the flowers with loving care,
And prunes the branches here and there;
He weeds the beds and mends the fences,
And gathers up the fallen senses.

He is a lover of the earth,
And all the wonders it gives birth;
He is a lover of the bloom,
And all the fragrant, sweet perfume.

The gardener is a patient man,
He works from dawn as much he can;
And when the day is done and he’s through,
He looks with pride at what he grew.

So let us all be gardeners fair,
And tend to life with love and care,
And watch the seeds we plant come through,
To bloom and flourish, strong and true.


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August 10, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Martin Hughes Funeral Home
530 Narrows Rd S
Staten Island, NY 10304

August 10, 2023

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Martin Hughes Funeral Home
530 Narrows Rd S
Staten Island, NY 10304

Mass of Christian Burial
August 11, 2023

9:30 AM
St. Joseph s RC Church (Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY)

August 11, 2023

11:30 AM
Evergreen Cemetery
1629 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207


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