Dr. Raymond Vincent Hussey II

Obituary for Dr. Raymond Vincent Hussey II

May 5, 1934 - April 18, 2016
Riverside, California | Age 81

Loving Father, Husband and Friend


Dr. Raymond Vincent Hussey passed away on April 18, 2016, at almost 82 years of age, in Riverside, California. He was born May 5, 1934 in Newport, RI, to Ray and Eileen Hussey. He was the eldest sibling to the late John (Jack) Hussey, William (Bill) Hussey, and Eileen Ward. Ray's stories about his Newport years involved lifeguarding, shoveling coal, four seasons, snowball fights, boxing and great shenanigans with his brothers and sister.
Through hard work and determination he excelled in school and received a full ride scholarship to Manhattan College and went on to New York Medical College. While in medical school and working in a hospital he met a nurse, Anne, who became his bride and the love of his life. He fulfilled his internship and residency with the US Air Force and started his family in San Antonio, Texas at Lackland Air Force Base. Their first two children Raymond Vincent Hussey III and Annemarie Lee (Hussey) were born in San Antonio.
Ray and family transferred to March Air Force Base in 1966 where he moved into private practice with Riverside Radiology Group. In private practice, Dr. Hussey, was instrumental in bringing MRI technology to the radiology practice. He was always learning, and vigilant about continuing his education and knowledge.
Their third child, Mark William Hussey, was born in 1967. He established his roots in Riverside, "the happy side". Family activities included sports, vacations, and volunteering. He had a passion for family, work, handball, backpacking, music and woodworking. He retired in the late 90s and filled his time with helping family and friends with "projects". Habitat for Humanity became the recipient of his many skills. Known as the ultimate handyman, he was always willing to share his expertise with family, friends, and neighbors. In fact, he could think of project whether it was needed or not, especially if it involved another run to the Home Depot.
He shared his love for the outdoors with his family and friends. The annual summer backpacking trip was always the highlight of the summer. This passion led to his involvement with the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit, which he loved for over 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Mark, and his younger brother, Jack. He is survived by his wife, Anne; son, Ray (Denise); daughter, Annemarie (Ed); brother, Bill (Jan); sister, Eileen (Tony); his cherished grandchildren Nichole, Nathan, Noah, Vincent, Christopher, Matthew, and Alexis; 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held on April 30, 2016, at St. Andrew's Newman Center, 105 W. Big Springs Road at 2:30. A 4:00 reception will follow immediately at the Comer residence, 7515 Victoria Avenue (Victoria at Madison).
Donations in Ray's name can be made to either: Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit, 43950 Acacia Avenue, Hemet, CA, 92544, www.rmru.org; or Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090-6011.

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