Doris Roberts aka Marie Barone’s on screen family got together last night to celebrate the late actor’s life.
Cast and crew members of Everybody Loves Raymond came together to ‘raise a glass and a plate of pasta’ to Doris who passed away on Sunday.
Seems the family bonds transcend off screen all these years later.
— Phil Rosenthal (@PhilRosenthal) April 21, 2016
— Y&RDeidre (@YR_Deeva) April 21, 2016
Ray Romano (Ray Barone), Patricia Heaton (Debra Barone), Monica Horan Rosenthal (Amy MacDougall), Tucker Cawley, Aileen Cawley, Tom Caltabiano, Aaron Shure and Mike Royce were among those who attended the get together.
The photo was posted by show creator Phil Rosenthal who can also be seen in the pic.
“Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me. She never stopped,” Romano told E! News.
“Whether working professionally or with her many charities, or just nurturing and mentoring a green young comic trying to make it as an actor, she did everything with such a grand love for life and people and I will miss her dearly.”
Cast and crew have come out in droves to acknowledge Doris’ passing including on screen daughter in law, Patricia Heaton.
To my beloved Marie – RIP. pic.twitter.com/TtZCySQnLK
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) April 18, 2016
The show finale aired in 2005.
This week is an especially trying time for the Everybody Loves Raymond family.
Tomorrow marks one year since child actor Sawyer Sweeten – who played one of the twins Geoffrey Barone on the TV comedy – committed suicide by gunshot in his family home.
Sawyer acted alongside his real life twin brother Sullivan and sister Madyline on the show.
Madyline tweeted this heartbreaking tribute to Doris, Sullivan and the late Peter Boyle (who played her on air grandfather Frank Barone on the show).
Together forever pic.twitter.com/yuqsL7LvHG
— Madylin Sweeten (@REALAllyBarone) April 19, 2016