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“Many fond memories growing up across the street from the Brees on Mt. Lebanon Road. My brother and I played a lot of football in their back yard...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Tom Psaltis - Wilmington, DE

“My deepest condolences to all family members and friends of Mr. Bree. Our therapy dog Max and I met with Mr Bree for months when he was at Maris...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Don Adams - Downingtown

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3 of 11 | Posted by: Matthew Stewart - Cocoa, FL

“Chris, my dad shared this news with me last night. Both he, my mother and all the Tryon family send our thoughts your way in remembering what a...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Moira Tryon lachance - ME

“Ray and Family,Our condolences on hearing of the passing of the patriarch of your family. He must have been a fun dad and granddad.Our thoughts are...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Jerry Kayatta - Newark, DE

“To Michael and all the family Sorry to read about the passing of your Dad. It is a time to reflect and know that he had a good life with all...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: David & Kathy Moon - Lewes, DE

“My sincere condolences are expressed to the parents and family of Brandon, Maggie, Ryan and Cassie Bree. My thoughts and prayers are with them at...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Cynthia Gabrielli - Hockessin, DE

“He was one of the greats - love & hugs & prayers to all of you Love, Linda ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Cox - Bear, DE, DE - Friend

“Dear Tricia,I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.Love, Lori ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Lori Gedd - Friend

“I am sorry for your loss ~ Uncle Ray was a wonderful person full of integrity and love. I am glad I got to visit with him and Aunt Pat at their...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Ellen Bree - Bronx, NY - Family

“Uncle Raymond was a wonderful, kind-hearted man and I know he will be deeply missed. I'm so glad I got to see both he and Aunt Pat while they...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Geraldine Bree - Riverdale, NY


Raymond F. Bree, age 88, of Wilmington, DE, passed peacefully after a long and fulfilling life on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

He was born in the Bronx, NY, the youngest of 5 children. Raymond married Patricia sixty one years ago and raised a family of 6 children with great integrity and love. Ray and Pat were a model of strength and their commitment to marriage was a joy to watch. Pat predeceased him in 2015. He was a graduate of Fordham Prep and Brooklyn Polytech Institute and received his Master's degree in Engineering from University of Delaware. After spending time in the Coast Guard, Raymond enjoyed a career in engineering development with the DuPont Company with several patents in his name. Many knew him throughout his career as "Big Ray" due to his smile and engaging way of being. He was an active parishioner of St. Mary Magdalen Parish and deeply committed to his faith. He was an avid golfer and long-time member of DuPont Country Club.

Raymond is survived by his six children; Raymond and Denise Bree, Christine DiMauro, Tricia Fitzharris, Robert Bree, Michele and David Burroughs, Michael and Marijoy Bree. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren; Kelly, Lexi, Mac and Kerry Bree, Vincent and Kevin DiMauro, Kyle Fitzharris, Brandan, Maggie, Ryan and Cassie Bree.

The family would to thank the loving staff at Maris Grove for creating a warm, engaging place for their father. He enjoyed his days there thanks to their attention.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at St. Mary Magdalen R.C. Church, 7 Sharpley Road, Wilmington, DE 19803 at 11:00 am with interment following in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that donations in Raymond's name may be made to Catholic Charities.