William Raney, 71, of East Haven, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at the CT Hospice, Branford. He was the husband of Beverly Perry Raney. Born in New Haven on June 18, 1941, he was the son of the late Thomas and Florence Emery Raney. William had worked as a machinist for the former Winchester Repeating Arms Company for many years until his retirement; he enjoyed fishing, playing cards and shooting pool. Father of Laura (Rob) Barcsansky of North Haven, Nancy (John) Gaetano of West Haven, Patty Raney of East Haven, Paula (Scott) Murray of North Haven, Irene (Jim) Vitagliano of TN, Raymond (Christine) Raney of New Haven and George (Denise) Goulet of East Haven. Brother of Carol Manos of FL, Betty Caruso of Branford and the late Helen Izzo, Mary DeStefano, Dorothy Grizer, Vera Sorrentino, Florence Minori, Thomas and Raymond Raney. Also survived by sixteen grandchildren. Predeceased by a grandson Vincent Vitagliano.
His funeral Procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Thursday morning at 9:30. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Therese Church, North Haven at 10:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm.