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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On January 29, 2014 @ 10:38 am In Obituary | 19 Comments


87, was born on November 12, 1926 in Cochrane, Ontario, Canada and died on January 29, 2014 in Chandler, Arizona.   She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph Theodore,  mother of Richard Ralph (Sayda) and  Rev. Raymond Joseph, and grandmother of Eric, daughter  of the late Frederick J. and Rose de Lima Minter (nee Nault), sister of the late Doris (Walter Krol, deceased), Mary (Martin Molund, deceased), and Pauline Minter.  Visitation will be held from 6-7pm, with a Scripture Service at 7pm, Wednesday, February 5, and Funeral Mass will be held at 9am, Thursday, February 6, all taking place at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 320 N. 20th Drive, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers family requests donations to St. Matthew Catholic School.


Condolences for the family of “RITARI, MARIE JUNE ELLEN (nee Minter)”

Condolence from Christopher Dupont on January 29th, 2014 12:54 pm

We love you and your mother, Father Ray. May God keep you in his eternal embrace.

Condolence from Mary Gonzalez on January 29th, 2014 1:05 pm

Fr Ray…. My Condolences. June is such a beautiful soul. She is now reunited with dad! Many Blessings of God’s Peace to you for taking such good care of her…. I will surely miss seeing her at church, I believe she has earned her Golden Crowned with many Jewels! … She has been made whole and reached her ultimate healing where there is no more tears and no more pain…God’s Peace & Joy…
Love Mary Gonzalez +++♡♡♡+++

Condolence from Jan Dahl on January 29th, 2014 1:17 pm

Dear Ray,
Thank you so much for sending me this announcement. I am so sorry for your loss but happy for your Mom’s release back to her divine home. You have loved her well and I hope you will find peace in the knowledge that your love is everlasting.
She will always be with you.
Love and hugs,

Condolence from Nadia on January 29th, 2014 3:42 pm

I am sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort give you strength during this difficult time. God promises to soon bring our loved ones that have passed away back to life again at Isaiah 26:19, John 5:28, 29; and he also promises to remove all sufferings and death forever at Revelation 21:3-5. May these heartwarming promises soon to come give you comfort as you cope with the days ahead.

Condolence from Patrick and Maria Eugenia McGowan on January 29th, 2014 5:16 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Mary Kevin on January 29th, 2014 8:32 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your dear mother! You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! You were so good to your mother! I know you will miss her! God Bless, Kevin

Condolence from Perla Montalvo on January 29th, 2014 10:02 pm

Father Ray,
My family and I are saddened to learn of your mother’s death and want to offer our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. You did an amazing job at caring for her. We have one more angel in heaven.
Blessings to you,

Perla Montalvo +<3+

Condolence from Emmanuel Gallardo on January 30th, 2014 9:56 am

Fr. Ray, although I never met your mother, I am sure she was a very beautiful and loving soul to have raised you. I admire your commitment to care for her, and I always appreciate your reference to her in your homilies. We will keep her in our prayers. God bless her and your whole family. I have faith God will take care of your mother from now on. Rest easy, Fr. Ray. We will see you soon. I hope you are feeling better also.
Emmanuel Gallardo

Condolence from Teresa and Aquillino Jasso on January 30th, 2014 10:28 am

Hoa Padre Ray,, queriamos decirle que estamos con usted. Y que compartimos su dolor en este momento. De antemano sabes lo que su mama era para usted. Le pedimos mucho a Dios que le de esa fuerza para seguir adelante. Dios es mericordioso en todo momento y sabemos que su mama etsa junto a el. Que ahora tiene un Angel en el cielo que lo cuidara siempre junto con el. Cualquier cosa que ocupase por favor diganos estamos a su disposision.


Teresa y Aquilino Jasso

Condolence from Gloria Galvan, David Gonzalez and Family on January 30th, 2014 1:03 pm

Fr. Ray, We know that your heart is aching and we’re truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. June was such a beautiful individual. She is no longer suffering, and has found her way home. Keep your Faith, Continue serving the Lord. Just be kind to yourself and take it one day at a time, and know our family is here for you. John 14:1-6 “‘Do not let your heart be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places…”

Love, Gloria, David and Family

Condolence from Mike Bradley on January 30th, 2014 10:50 pm

Fr. Ray, Your devoted care for your mom really touched my heart. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Mike

Condolence from Raquel Teran on January 31st, 2014 11:03 am

Dear Father Ray,

I am so sorry for your loss. Being a witness, even from a distance, of your care and love for her shows how great of mother and human being she was. Your love and is admirable and inspiring.

With much love and respect,


Condolence from David, Elizabeth and Matthew Hernandez on January 31st, 2014 9:59 pm

Dear Father Ray,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones at this time of sorrow. We truly loved and enjoyed the special times we shared with your sweet mother when we would see her at mass.
Miss June will always hold a special place in our hearts, she was truly an example of a mother who loved her son very much and the parishioners at St. Matthew Parish.

With Love and Prayers,

David, Elizabeth and Matthew Hernandez

Condolence from Sarah and Bill Slis on February 2nd, 2014 4:25 pm

We are sorry for your loss. We can’t mend your heartache, but those who care and share your loss with you, pray and hope for your comfort and peace of mind.

Condolence from mary jane on February 2nd, 2014 8:39 pm

You helped me laugh
you dried my tears
because of you I have no fears
Together we live
together we grow
teaching each other what we must know
You came in my life and I was .The time soon comes for parting,
And our time is at an end but it is not a good by but see you soon my loving sons and family keep in god light and we will be together soon stay strong for us seeing us soon in god kingdom in heaven .
hope this will help you family ray .love Mary Jane

Condolence from Laura Burruel on February 5th, 2014 8:19 am

Father Ray, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mother is now enjoying her eternal life with your Father. They are your Angels and they will never leave you alone. I admired the way you took care of your Mother. May God bless and watch over you always. Thank you for being so good to our family (the Castellano Family).

Condolence from Cristina Urrea on February 5th, 2014 1:22 pm

I still remember meeting your mom, she was so sweet and kind. May she rest in peace. May you find comfort in knowing she is now in a beautiful place. You have such a huge heart and we appreciate all you have done for our entire family.
Cristina, Aaron, Reina, Elias & Urrea Family

Condolence from Ericka Olmos on February 5th, 2014 3:52 pm

Father Ray, I was sorry to hear about your mother passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God has bless you for taking such good care of your mother. Your mother has now entered the kingdom of God. She is watching and protecting us in heaven. She is a new angel in heaven. God Bless.

Thank you for being there for our family.

(The Olmos Family)

Condolence from Susan Lucero on February 8th, 2014 4:33 pm

Fr. Ray, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. No one knows your sorrow like the Lord. May the Lord continue to bless you during this time. We will keep you in our prayers. God Bless.


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