Ramon Lindo Bugliosi

Born: Mon., Jan. 27, 1930
Died: Sat., Mar. 2, 2013


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Mar. 05, 2013
Location: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Tue., Mar. 05, 2013
Location: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

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Ramon Lindo Bugliosi died at Fairview University Medical Center Mesabi on Saturday, March 2, 2013 surrounded by his wife and three daughters.  He was born on January 27, 1930 in Hibbing, the son of Frank and Mary (Passeri) Bugliosi, immigrants from Costaciarro, Italy.  He was the fourth of five children and grew up in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Hibbing.  As a child he attended the Lincoln School in North Hibbing.  He also worked for his uncle, Frank Gambucci, and spent a lot of time hanging out with the guys down at Frank’s.  He graduated from Hibbing High School in 1947, and went on to get his A.A. degree in Business from Hibbing Community College.  He was then drafted into the Korean War and stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX where he worked in personnel and as a tank driver. Upon returning from service, he again attended Hibbing Community College and was very active in the Vets Club.  He met Joanne Zlebnik, the “most beautiful girl I ever saw” while she was working as a carhop at Ting-Town restaurant. The two were married in Chisholm on December 27, 1956. The couple then moved to Houghton, MI for Ray to complete his Mechanical Engineering degree at Michigan Tech.  After college, he took a job with Boise Cascade in International Falls for a brief period, and then went to work for Arthur G. McKee Co. in Hibbing, where the couple settled to have four children and raise their family.  After 15 years at McKee, Ray worked at Abe Mathews Engineering Co. (now Barr Engineering) as Vice President of Engineering until his retirement in 1997. Over the years, Ray was active in the Northern Minnesota Engineer’s club, was on the Hibbing Public Utilities Commission, and was a member of the Hibbing Planning Commission for many years.  He was a past member also of the Elk’s Club, Curling Club, Mesaba Country Club, Algonquin Club, and the MAC.  Ramon was also a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church.  In his younger days, Ray liked to camp, fish, curl, play the guitar and sing funny songs, and was an avid golfer and tennis player. He was also an excellent carpenter all of his life, and with his brothers, built a go-cart, snowmobile, tractor, houses, cabins, and garages for relatives.  Ramon could make or fix anything - from the heel of a shoe to a leaky faucet or furnace. During retirement, Ray enjoyed reading, watching Twins games, and spending time with his coffee buddies at the Memorial Bldg. Senior Center.  Above all, family was always number one to Ray and he was a great husband, father, and grandfather who will be sorely missed by all.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joanne, his three daughters and their families: Kathy (Bob) Nyberg of Hibbing and daughters Nicole (Matt) Anderson, Melissa, and Christine Nyberg;  Jane (Jeff) Valley of Forest Lake, MN and children Cody, Jennifer, and Elizabeth Valley; and Dr. Patty Bugliosi (Dr. Andrew Thompson) of Duluth, MN and sons Oscar and Linus Thompson, brothers-in-law, Leo Diachok of Hibbing and Robert Zlebnik of Chisholm,  sisters-in-law, Betty Bugliosi and Clara Bugliosi of Hibbing, Marjorie Marum of Boulder, CO and Catherine Ilkka  of Hot Springs Village, AR,  aunt, Rose Passeri of Hibbing, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Frank Bugliosi, son, Michael Bugliosi in 1993, brothers, Rano and Richard Bugliosi, sisters, Norma Flynn and Dahlia Diachok, and brothers-in-law,  James Marum, James Ilkka, and  Eugene Zlebnik.
Pallbearers will be his nephews: David, Jerry, Dr. Thomas, James, and John Bugliosi, Dr. Thomas Flynn, Steven, Richard and James Ilkka, and Thomas Schleppegrell.
Memorials can be made to Fairview North Star Hospice – 1101 E. 37th Street, Ste. 27, Hibbing, MN 55746.
Visitation will be Tuesday March 5, 2013, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Hibbing,  from 10 AM until the 11 AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hibbing.  To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.doughertyofhibbing.com.


Charitable donations may be made in Ramon's memory to the following organization:

North Star Hospice
1101 E. 37th Street Suite 27 Hibbing, MN 55746
Tel: 218-262-6982

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John Tingstad (Tingy)
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
Dear Joanne and Girls,
Penni and I wish to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved husband and father. We can be happy for him that he has no more pain and is now in the company of our Heavenly Father.
Joanne, you and Ray were wonderful and supporting parents both academically and athleticly. Your girls demonstrate the worth of your support.
I was priveleged to coach Patty and also Jane for a short time. I still live with guilt of asking Jane to be a long jumper. As you know, Patty you were one of my all-time favorite athletes.
Please remember that:" Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal."

Dennis & Pamela Elj
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
Our thoughts & prayers go out to all of you. Take care and God Bless. Love, Dennis & Pam

Americo Fraboni
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Joanne and family, I just want to express my sadness at your loss. My mom let me know that Ray had died. Death is never easy, but I hope you can continue to celebrate his life with the memories you hold tight in your hearts. With outmost sincerity, Americo (Rico) Fraboni

Carleton Pederson
   Posted Sun March 10, 2013
Joanne: I will miss Ray as will all who knew him. My condolences to you and your family.

Bob Burbidge
   Posted Thu November 21, 2013
To Ray's family...

I never met any of you, but I knew Ray quite well. In the late 1970's, when I was a young sales rep for a contract engineering company near Boston, I had the privilege of working with Ray when he was with Abe Mathews Engineering.

I always had a special place in my heart for Ray. I was new to the business and Ray was very kind and understanding. He became my first client. I very much enjoyed speaking with him over the years and regret that we never had a chance to meet in person.

We had much in common. Both of us were sports enthusiasts and I recall sending him a full page story from the Boston Globe when Kevin McHale signed with the Celtics. I understand the Kevin and his wife Lynne (Spearman - if my memory serves me well) were good friends of your family. Tonight, after listening to Vincent Bugliosi (Ray's cousin, I believe) on MSNBC, it reminded me of Ray and I decided to track him down on the internet. I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. I extend my heartfelt sympathies to all of you. Your loved one was a great guy and one who gave me confidence in a time in life when I needed it. I want you to know that I will never forget him and that I am very grateful for having known him.

I wish all of you well during this difficult time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve your loss.

Best regards,

Bob Burbidge
Lexington, Massachusetts

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