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“Ray we will never forget all the laughs & good times we shared !! I want to thank you for repairing & fixing all our pottery & I guess I won't be...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Dan & Shirley Quill - Webster, MA

“I consider Raymond's loss a deep one. He was indeed a very special person and artistic talent. His laughter, kind heart and captivating personality...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Judy Gutkowski Shannon - Canton, CT

“Raymond you will be missed. I have many great memories of painting and all of your colorful stories. I hope there is a casino in heaven. Tim ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Tim Gannon - Holden, MA - Friend

“Ray was such a special friend of the family. He always brought laughter to everyone who was privileged to know him. He was kind, thoughtful and...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Michael Swillo - Katy, TX

“Raymond or John Dunn as he was known to the art world bought the vision of color to all of us through his beautiful paintings. We visited Raymond...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: David Vernon - Gainesville, VA

Raymond Paul Lojko, 72, of Worcester died unexpectedly on January 12 in St. Vincent Hospital at Medical City, Worcester. He is survived by his sister Dorothy T. Gargolinski; her daughters, Stephanie Pirthiani and her husband Mahesh of North Brandford, CT; Jennifer Cederberg and her husband Scott and their children, Alexander, Jack and Sally, all of Charlton, cousins, many friends and a small and close circle of confidants.
He was born in Worcester a son of Adolph and Sally (Bien) Lojko.
Mr. Lojko was an accomplished artist, designer, decorator and antiques collector. He graduated from St. Mary's High School and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Raymond operated his own floral design business for many years. In addition, he traveled the country as an art instructor offering classes and workshops on technique. His own designs of Christmas wreaths and toleware were highly sought after. A true artist and as a connoisseur of natural beauty, he would spend many hours on his bike or in his kayak exploring and being inspired. As much as yard "sailing" and the Brimfield Flea Market was a large part of his life, of late, so were the casinos of Connecticut. His colorful personality, love of life and big heart was his calling card. Raymond's adventures, pranks and one-liners were treasures of stories that unfolded to passionate, entertaining and sincere mementoes. He was kind, generous and compassionate to those in need and would go above and beyond to help others never looking for a return. For many, Raymond added color to what was otherwise bland. The world will be a lot more plain without Raymond in our lives.
The funeral will be held on Monday, January 18, 2016 from HENRY-DIRSA FUNERAL HOME, 33 Ward Street, with a Mass at 11:00 A.M. in St. Peter's Church, 931 Main Street. Calling hours in the funeral home will be on Sunday, January 17, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Burial will be private in Notre Dame Cemetery.