Cover photo for Ramon Astillero, Sr.'s Obituary
Ramon Astillero, Sr. Profile Photo
1949 Ramon 2024

Ramon Astillero, Sr.

August 14, 1949 — March 18, 2024



Ramon Joseph Astillero Sr of Jericho, VT, passed away at home on March 18, 2024. Ray was born in Philadelphia PA on August 14, 1949 to Ambrocio and Margaret Astillero, the second of eight children. 


Ray started working for IBM in Manassas VA, then moved with IBM to Vermont. There he met Brenda and they married in 1978. Ray worked 30 years for IBM as a maintenance technician, department manager, and facilities tech. Ray was also in the Army / Army National Guard, mostly in the 131st Engineer Company and Public Affairs, retiring as a Major. He was a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. 


Ray enjoyed fishing, woodworking, photography, and spending time with family. Pop loved spending time with his grandkids, and truly enjoyed every moment he had with them.

Ray loved his time with The Guys: Tippy and Lisa, George and Barb, Donny, Brian, and Mike. He really cherished his time with them, especially at the sugarhouse.


He is survived by his wife Brenda Astillero, children Martina Astillero (Chris Safford) and Ramon (Nichol) Astillero Jr; grandchildren Tiana Valyou, Paige Safford, and Gwendolyn Astillero. He is also survived by Angela (Bryan) Baldwin-Freeman, Chris Baldwin, and two great grandchildren. His siblings Maria, Steve, Linda, Rafael, and Margaret; also many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ambrocio and Margaret Astillero, and his brothers Ambrocio Jr and William.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on March 26th,2024 from 5pm to 7pm at Minor Funeral Home, Mass of Christian Burial March 27th,2024 at 11am at St. Mary’s Church in Cambridge. His family would like to thank the awesome nurses of Miller 5, and the wonderful folks of UVM Home Health & Hospice.


As a veteran himself, Ray supported veterans and the battles they continued to fight at home. In lieu of flowers, our family would ask you to donate at


Dad, May God hold you in his arms and shower you with His Blessing. You will be missed but remembered always with love.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ramon Astillero, Sr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, March 26, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Minor Funeral and Cremation Center

237 Route US-7, PO Box 113, Milton, VT 05468

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

312 North Main St, Cambridge, VT 05444

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree