FAY, RAYMOND 78, of Providence passed away December 26, 2012.
He was born in Providence a son of the late John and Leah Estelle (Gardiner) Fayerweather. He is survived by his brother Peter Fayerweather and wife Linda and his niece Angela Fayerweather, all of CA. He was the long time friend of Ralph Martino of
Providence and Jose Sarria, Founder of I.C. System in New Mexico.
Ray was a lifelong resident of Rhode Island with a bigger than life spirit. For over 25 years Ray managed some of the most famous hotels in this country. They included such famous names as the Fountainebleau, Miami Beach; The Castaway's, North Miami; The Biltmore, Providence; and the Viking Hotel, Newport, RI.
After "retiring" from hotel management, he opened several clubs here in Providence including "12th Caesar", "Tramps" and Planet Mars.
Ray was always active in local community; he worked with the Community Resource Center for the Elderly and Westminster Senior Center. He served for over 25 years as Board President of the Association of Retired Persons of Rhode Island. He was also active on the RI political scene. When the Imperial Court System first came to the New England area in 1989, Ray was instrumental in the founding of the Imperial Court of Rhode Island at Providence. In 2006 Ray ascended as Emperor 14, and in 2011 he was named Imperial Brother to Empress Nicole the Great, Queen Mother of the Americas. His life was spent in service to the community and his contribution to the RI LGBT community was invaluable.
VISITATION Sunday 2-4 p.m.with a funeral service at 4 p.m. in "WOODLAWN" Funeral Home 600 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to ICRI P.O. Box 6583 Providence, RI 02940. For online condolences visit www.WoodlawnGattone.com
Reported: 01/04/13 (Show all obituaries for this day)
By: Woodlawn Funeral Home (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)