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Raphael A. “Lefty” Lumenti

Raphael  A. “Lefty” Lumenti of Milford, passed away peacefully holding the hand of his daughter, present at his bedside, on February 7, 2018, at the age of 81.  He was born in Milford, son of the late Angelo and Katherine M. (Constantino) Lumenti and was a graduate of the Milford High School class of 1954.  He was member of the Milford Legion Baseball League, John Powers Post #59,  that made history by being the first Massachusetts team to make it to the American Legion World Series for 2 consecutive years.  Lefty went on to pitch for the University of Massachusetts, Amherst before being drafted by the Washington Senators in 1957.  He was a southpaw who pitched for the Senators and the Minnesota Twins and was known for his fastball.  After retiring from baseball, he went on to work in the logistics industry working in management for Red Star Express and Yellow Freight where he eventually retired.  Lefty was a devoted animal person and especially loved dogs.  During his retirement, he enjoyed photography, tinkering with computers and spending time with his family and animals. In 2004 he was inducted into the Milford High School Hall of Fame where he was recognized as being the best left-handed pitcher ever to play at Milford High School.  

He is survived by his children, Gary J. Lumenti and his wife Donna and son Jake of McKinney, TX, Laurie Lumenti Garty and her husband Kevin Garty of San Mateo, CA, Jim Lumenti and his son Tonio of Milford, Michael A. Lumenti of Hyannis, a brother George M. Lumenti and his wife Marie of Vero Beach FL, two sisters Anita T Patchett and her husband Richard Patchett also of Vero Beach and Olga Ferrera and her husband Guy Ferrera of Lexington, along with several cousins and his former wife, Marie C. Lumenti of Milford.   

He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law Robin Lumenti. 

The funeral will be held Monday, February 12, 2018 at 9 A.M. from the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. Milford. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 A.M. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 7 East Main St. Milford. The burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday from 5 to 7 P.M.  

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that a donation be made to the Milo Foundation & Sanctuary or any local no kill animal shelter in loving memory of his name.  

Guest Book

To Raphael's family and friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. It's so hard to lose someone we love, but the seeming finality of death is what makes it especially difficult. Job 14:14,15 gives us confidence that Jehovah God yearns to bring back to life the dead who are preserved in his memory. The Bible gives us a wonderful hope of living in a paradise on earth and seeing the resurrection of our dead loved ones. (Luke 23:43; John 5:28,29) May this bring you some comfort and strength, remembering that soon God will wipe away our tears and swallow up death forever. (Isaiah 25:8)

Lefty was one of the good guys. Everybody's friend. My condolences to all of his family, especially his brother George.
Tom Brown

I am so sorry to hear that Lefty passed away. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
Rob & Kathy DeLuca

George and Family, So sorry to hear of Lefty's passing. He was a wonderful person. May he rest in peace. My deepest sympathy,
Nancy Boucher

Sorry to hear of Lefty passing away. I am second cousin of his and my Mom Lorraine, would always talk about her cousin Lefty playing baseball in the major leagues. Which was my favorite sport growing up. Lefty’s Father and my Grandmother Rose we’re brother and sister. Came over from Italy as young children.
Chris Belloli and Lorraine DeCicco

I played baseball in the carolina league in 1978 .The coach was a gentleman named Les Peden. Les was a catcher for the Washington Senators .Im sure that Lefty Lumentis reputation helped me .Ill be forever grateful .Sorry for your loss .
Dave Bertulli & Family

Gary and family, May you all find peace and happiness knowing your father is with the Great Spirit above. Treasure all the memories and good times you've had with your father. They will last forever!
Cindy Chancellor

We are so sorry to hear about your fathers passing. Uncle Louie And Aunt Maureen
Maureen Lancia

Laurie and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved your Dad and how very close you were with him.
Allyson Bradford

Very sorry to hear that Ralph passed away. A Milford Baseball legend and all around good person. I enjoyed the short time that we played Softball together in the Shrewsbury league during the 1960’s. I send my sincerest sympathy to the family. May you Rest In Peace, Lefty.
Michael Brita

I know Uncle Angelo and Auntie Katie welcomed Lefty and she is cooking up a storm for them both. How fortunate we are to know Lefty is with his family and has received his final reward. Praise God!
John and Christie Guthrie

To the Lumenti family, So sorry to hear about Lefty's passing. He was a big part of Milford's baseball history and will be remembered by all who knew him. My deepest sympathy to you all. Irene Pagnini Venice, FL
Irene Pagnini

Rest in peace my "fudge loving" Lee Street/West Street neighbor.
Grace Ruggiero Lavallee

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