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41590 Fenwick Street
P.O. Box 270
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Phone: (301) 475-8500
Fax: (301) 475-8909
Carl Raley

Carl Ignatius Raley

Sunday, October 23rd, 1927 - Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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Carl Ignatius Raley, 91, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on February 17, 2019 in Callaway, MD. Born on October 23, 1927 in Mechanicsville, MD he was the son of the late Louise Knott Raley and Benjamin Clyde Raley. Carl was the loving husband to the late Theresa Cusic Raley whom he married in St. Joseph Catholic Church Morganza, MD. He is survived by his children; Marvin Raley (Xina) of Mechanicsville, MD, Malcolm Raley (Kathy) of Mechanicsville, MD, Darlene Holley (Bill) of Clinton, MD, and Denise Delinski (Les) of Lake Mary, FL. 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and his sister Virginia Knott of Chaptico, MD. Carl was preceded in death by his siblings; Elmer Raley, Ethel Oliver, James Raley, Raymond Raley, Floyd Raley, John Raley and David Raley.

Carl graduated from Margaret Brent High School in 1944. He grew up in St. Mary’s County MD. Carl relocated in 1953, returning to St. Mary’s County MD in 1979 where he has lived ever since. He was employed as a Section Chief for Western Electric for 31 years, retiring in 1979. Carl served in the United States Army for 2 years, from October 18, 1950 – October 17, 1952. His duty stations included; 982nd Engineering Corps, Carson, CO and Fort Lewis, Washington. Carl was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and enjoyed fishing crabbing, hunting and gardening.

The family will received friends on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Mechanicsville, MD with Father Michael Tietjen officiating. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery Helen, MD. Pallbearers will be; Brian Raley, Kyle Raley, Steven Kerik, Jeffrey Raley, Jr., William (Dan) Raley and Robert (Robby) Raley.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home
    41590 Fenwick Street
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    Prayers recited at 7:00 PM.
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    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 10:00am
    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 10:00am
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    28297 Old Village Road
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    Father Michael Tietjen


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Virginia Knott

Posted at 12:47pm
Marvin, Malcolm, Darlene and Denise:
I had a note from Linda Oliver yesterday and she wanted me to express her sympathy and condolences to all of you. She has some happy memories of your dad that she shared with me.
Love to all, Aunt Virginia


Posted at 07:41am
Our hearts are filled with sorrow upon hearing the news about your father's passing.“Let the memories of your father provide you with comfort and serve as guidance.”
From coworker of Malcolm: Sisay Mihret/ IT-NCS

Alex Mitchell

Posted at 11:16am
I want to extend my condolences to the Raley family for peace, strength, and comfort during this time of mourning. May God sustain you going forward to fill the void with His love, grace, and mercy. From Alex Mitchell-coworker of Malcolm at Metro

Marty Knott

Posted at 12:25pm
Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. My father and Carl grew up together as cousins and even more importantly family! Carl will be missed but will be remembered in our memories and hearts forever.
Bill and Marty Knott and family

WMATA Friends and Co-Workers

Posted at 08:36am
Malcolm and Cathy Raley, We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
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