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MARFC Lifetime/Charter Member Passes Away!

We here at MARFC are deeply saddened by the new of one of its Lifetime Charter members since 1965. Ray Angelelli has passed away in his sleep this pasted Wednesday March 23, 2022, at the age of 84. Ray was a force behind Mancini Racing. We send our thoughts & prayers to his family and friends at this time. “Gods Speed” friend Ray until next time! The following was posted on Facebook and listed is the visitation times for Ray.

Ray Angelelli, Roseville – ANGELELLI, Ray. March 23, 2022. Age 84. Beloved husband of Pat. Loving father of Cheryl (Shawn Kornoelje) Angelelli and Daniel (Jennifer) Angelelli. Proud and adored grandfather of Cooper. Dearest brother of the late Danny. Cherished uncle of Donna Craner and Tina Angelelli. Visitation Sunday from 2-9pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Instate Monday from 10:30am until the time of 11am Mass at St. Pio of Pietrelcina Catholic church, 18720 13 E Thirteen Mile Rd, Roseville. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Please share memories with the family at their “On-Line Guestbook” at

It is with sadness that we announce the death of our founder and patriarch, Ray Angelelli, who passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday morning with his family by his side. Known as “Jaws” among friends and fellow racers, Ray along with his brother Danny, and Super Stock racer Ron Mancini, founded our company back in 1972. Through Ray’s hard work, business acumen, and guidance, Mancini Racing would grow to become one of the largest Direct Connection and Mopar Performance Parts warehouse’s in the world. Even at the age of 84, Ray came into the work every day to package orders, work with Mopar on supplying parts, or just to make sure we did our job taking care of our loyal customers. Ray’s presence will be missed, but his spirit will always be a part of Mancini Racing.