Ramon Cotto Sr, age97 of Raynham, MA, formerly of Taunton, passed away at Kimwell Nursing & Rehabilitation in Fall River MA on April 8th,2022.
He was the beloved husband of the late Rosa M. (Felix) Cotto, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. He was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on May 11, 1924. He emigrated to the U.S. mainland in 1952 to work as a seasonal worker at the cranberry bogs in Manomet, MA. He later decided to stay in Taunton and seek a job with refinishing floors. After securing a year- round job, he sent for his family in 1959. His wife and 3 children joined him and made Taunton their permanent home. Later in 1968, he began working for Cardinal Cushing Hospital (Good Samaritan), where after 26 years, he retired as a security guard.
He was the only son of Segundo Cotto and Ramona Lopez. After his mom passed away when he was 9 months old, he was raised by his mother’s cousin, Aurelia Lopez and her husband Carmelo Guzman. Ramon never lost contact with his father and was fortunate to have shared his life with his Cotto siblings along with his Guzman siblings.
He loved doing fixer ups around the house and helping others that went to him for help, but most of all he cherished his time spent with his loved ones as well as vising family in Puerto Rico, New York, New Jersey and Florida.
Ramon was a devoted catholic and parishioner of Saint Mary’s Church in Taunton and received the Marion Medal for his service to the Hispanic community.
Ramon is survived by his son Ramon Cotto Jr. and his wife Karen of Taunton, his daughter Margarita and her husband Dr. Leo Arcand of Raynham: 7 grandchildren: Nancy M Fontaine of RI, Priscilla E Alicea and her husband, Jose of PA, Ramon E. Cotto and his wife, Natasha of Georgia, Lisa M Mauricio and her husband, Manny of RI, Kristopher Arcand of East Boston, Dr. Timothy Arcand and his wife Dr. Ashley of Lakeville and Rebecca M Arcand and her boyfriend, Aaron Grau of Quincy. He’s also survived by 13 great grandchildren: D’vreax, Raevyn, Jarais and Graesyn Fontaine; Shioban (Alicea) Soto and her husband Dan, Alondra Alicea; Jalen Young, Devin and Destiny Mauricio; Kelsy and Raeanna Cotto; Teagan and Julian Arcand.
He's also survived by his siblings: Francisco Cotto, Catalina Virginia Cotto, and Lucia (Cotto) Gonzales of Puerto Rico, Elsa (Cotto) Sanchez of NJ, Rafael Cotto of PA, Antonio Guzman of NY and many nephews and nieces.
He’s predeceased by his son Jose E. Cotto along with his siblings: Deacon Bartolome Cotto, Sister Josefina Cotto, Alejandro Cotto, Angel Luis Cotto, Paula Margarita Cotto, Pedro Guzman, Juan (Guango) Guzman, Angel Luis Guzman, Pablo Guzman, Casimira Sola, Juana Ruiz and Ana Luz Guzman.
Mr. Cotto’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 9:45am from the Silva Funeral Home 80 Broadway (at Saint Mary’s Square) Taunton, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in Saint Mary’s Church, Taunton. Interment will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, April 11th from 4 to 7 pm in the Silva Funeral Home. Additional parking with handicap access is located on the North side of the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts made to any organization to help a veteran in Ramone memory, would be deeply appreciated.
For expressions of sympathy, to sign an online guestbook or to light a memorial candle, visit www.silvafuneralhome.com