Raymond M. Holguin, a longtime resident of the Bronx, passed in peace on September 26, 2023. He was 81.

Mr. Holguin was born on March 1, 1942 in New York City to the late Segundo Ramon Holguin and Rosa Maria Rivera. Preceded in death by his parents, Segundo Ramon Holguin, and Rose Maria Holguin and brother, Rafael Salas. Loving husband and companion to Maria Santana-Holguin. Loving brother of Carmen M. Holguin and Evelyn R. Holguin-Haga. Loving father of Daphne K. Holguin-Roman (Nick), Christina R. Holguin-Pierce (Gary) and Jessica J. Holguin-Almendarez (Tyrone). Proud grandfather of Juliana (Julio), Alexa (Chase), Jessica Ashley, Leon Ray, Joshua, Christopher, Annabelle, Raymond, Jessica Jr. Great grandfather of Jeyson, Caleb, Gwendolyn, Maddox, Solomon, and Isaac. Further survived by nieces, nephews, Joy, Glennis, Christian, Bianca, Ariel, Gabriel, Giselle, Camilo. Loving goddaughter, Alicia. Loving and longtime best friend, Benjamin and other relatives, and friends. Raymond will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving husband and father, a friend to all and distinguished NYS Court Officer of thirty-three years, Grand Master of Grand Lodge State of New York Independent Order of Odd Fellows, volunteer and contributor to various associations, Lion’s Club, The Salvation Army, Grand Lodge State of New York Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Friends of Willie and others through the NYS Court System and Religious Organizations. Served and was honorably discharged from the Army of the United States of America on the 31st day of March 1968, and honorable discharged from the Army National Guard on the 20th day of December 1963. Alumnus of Bishop Dubois High School. Raymond enjoyed an abundant life and will most be remembered for forging long lasting and great friendships and his love for his family.

Visiting will be Thursday from 4-8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Family and friends wishing to attend the visitation virtually may do so by clicking the following link at any time during the visitation Holguin Virtual Visitation  Interment will be at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx.



  1. Retired S.C.O. Millie Brown on September 28, 2023 at 8:11 pm

    Rest in peace, Ray.

  2. Daughter, Daphne on October 1, 2023 at 7:35 pm

    My Dear Dad, of all the times we shared long talks every time I drive by Argonaut or Pastels, I will be thinking of you and our father-daughter lunches. You’re not only my hero but a dear friend to me and I will be missing you!!!

  3. Miguela Medina on October 1, 2023 at 8:46 pm

    Rest in peace, gone, but forever in your family’s and friends heart.

  4. Gisela Tirado-Ortega on October 5, 2023 at 9:12 am

    Raymond, you will truly be missed.
    What I most loved about you was your outlook and attitude towards life. You were always laughing, telling a joke, and simply enjoying this short time we all have here on earth. You’ve earned your wings and you’re in a much better place now.
    May you rest in peace.

  5. Jane Chung on October 6, 2023 at 6:59 am

    Raymond, although I never got to meet you in person, I got to know you through your daughter, Daphne. You sounded like a wonderful person full of love and laughter. You leave behind a wonderful legacy of a life lived with honor, character, and devotion to your family. One of your biggest legacies is Daphne, who is my dear friend. Her heart of love and service to others is a real testament to how you raised her. May you rest in peace.

  6. Nick Roman on October 7, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    Hi Dad, 🙂 it’s your favorite son-in-law just want to thank you for sharing your life with all of us, my children, your grandchildren, and your great-grandchildren. It really meant a lot to us. Especially the times we spent together thrifting and all the different restaurant’s we ate at. Most of all the stories you shared with us. You’ll forever be in our hearts.
    Love, your Son

  7. Grandson, Joshua (Daphnes son) on October 8, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    Hey grandpa, it’s your #1 grandson your sailor. Thank you for all the wonderful memories as a kid & the never ending stories you’ve fed my ear. I’ll always cherish your company, words & fine details like your laughs, sayings or facial expressions. You’ve always been a rockstar in my eyes. Bye for now.
    Love, Joshua

  8. Luis Escalera on October 14, 2023 at 9:02 am

    A giving and caring brother, was honored to work beside him. The community and friends will miss your good will.
    The friends of Willie’s are thankful to you.
    God bless and see you soon.

  9. You favorite brother (in-law :) on October 19, 2023 at 11:05 am

    RIP my brother, thank you for everything, the world, our world will not be the same without you, you will be sorely missed, until we meet again!

  10. Willie Pabon on October 19, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    I will never forget you Ray. You guided me as an officer in Supreme Court and always had a smile on your face. You were a positive influence in my career and will always cherish that. God bless you in heaven. May you Rest in Peace.

  11. Frank Arce on October 19, 2023 at 2:29 pm


  12. Martin Halpin on October 19, 2023 at 9:56 pm

    Sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. I was in most of Ray’s classes at Bishop Dubois H S and graduated with Ray in 1960. I met Ray a couple of times at past reunions.

  13. Cathy Harley on October 20, 2023 at 1:56 am

    RIP Ray. Prayers and Hugs to your family.

  14. Joe LaGrippo on October 21, 2023 at 10:16 am

    R.i.P. Brother . An Officer and a gentleman you truly were.

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