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Raymond R Liberati

January 22, 2024

Raymond Liberati Obituary

Detective Raymond R. Liberati, long-time resident of Pearl River, NY, died on January 22, 2024. He was just shy of 92-years old. 


Detective Liberati worked as a police officer and long-time detective for the Orangetown Police Department. He retired after 31 years in 1996. Detective Liberati was the lead detective on many landmark cases. He was a founder and first president of the Rockland County Police Athletic League; a founder and charter member to the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of Rockland County, Inc.; president to the Detective’s Benevolent Association of Rockland County, Inc.; and 2nd vice-president for over 20-years to the Policeman’s Benevolent Association of Rockland County. Ray was also a member of the Rockland County Policemans’ Benevolent Association and Rockland County Shields. 


Ray was born on February 23, 1932 in Yonkers, NY to Adolfo Liberati and Giulia Cucci, who had recently immigrated from Italy. He was predeceased by his parents and siblings: Ecla, Mary, Perina, Wanda, and Romolo.


Ray served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. He won gold, silver, and bronze medals in the New York State Police Olympics, competing nationally and internationally. Outside of work, Ray was a member and former president to the Rockland County Columbus Association and a member of the Sons of Italy in Blauvelt, NY. Ray had a long athletic history; he ran track & field for the United States Army and in the New York State Police Olympics. He also was an avid racquetball, handball, paddleball, and softball player. Detective Liberati received numerous awards including a lifetime achievement award from the Orangetown Police Department.  


On January 15, 1954, Ray married the love of his life, Marie Meliota. She passed away in 2014 after 61 years of marriage. He is survived by his beloved sons: Raymond, Vincent (Rose), and Anthony (Randi), grandchildren: Justine (John), Remo, and Mathew, great-grandchildren: Bodhi and Venice, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other close loved ones.


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January 26, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home Inc.
100 Franklin Ave.
Pearl River, NY 10965

Funeral Mass
January 27, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Margaret of Antioch Church (Pearl River, NY, Central Ave Pearl River, NY))


St. Anthony Cemetery
36 West Nyack Road
Nanuet, NY 10954


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