Raymond H. Gallant Sr., 61, of Plainville, and formerly of Newington, passed away unexpectedly on May 5, 2018, at the Hospital of Central Conn. Born on May 29, 1956, Ray was the beloved husband of Linda (Willard) Gallant and the son of Joseph “Don” and Claire Gallant of Newington. Ray attended local schools in Newington and worked as a mechanic in the automotive industry. He loved classic cars and hot rods. Ray’s fondness for music led him to acquire an extensive vinyl record collection. An avid animal lover, his cherished dog, Fred was his constant companion. Besides his wife and parents, his loss will be mourned by his sons, Raymond H. Gallant Jr. and his fiancée, Brittany Rothstein of San Francisco, Calif., and Michael R. Gallant of Plainville; his brothers, Donald Gallant and his wife, Judy and Adrien Gallant and his wife, Renee, all of Frankfort, Maine; Paul Gallant and his wife, Debbie of Newington, his sisters, Andrea Gallant of New Britain, and Renee Milano of Newington, as well as several nephews. His life and funeral will be celebrated Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. from Duksa Family Funeral Homes at Newington Memorial, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, with a 10:00 a.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church. Rites of Committal will follow the Mass at West Meadow Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call for visitation on Monday, May 14, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Newington Memorial. To share a memory or words of comfort with Ray’s family, please visit us online at www.duksa.net .