Condolence & Memory Journal

Elaine, I am so sorry to hear about Ralph.

Ralph was one of a kind and will truly be missed. No matter what life through at him, he was able to pull himself up and never complained. There was never a dull moment when we got together with the two of you and we always enjoyed ourselves he will truly be missed. Ralph was one of a kind.

Dolores and Aldo Porziella

Posted by Dolores and Aldo Porziella - Boston, MA - friend   January 11, 2018

Ralph is a character and I enjoyed having him for a friend he will be missed.

Posted by Marsha Magliozzi & family - Friend   January 11, 2018

Sorry for your loss of Ralf I will always remember how he made me laugh and how I enjoyed his company
Our thoughts are with you,
Christine and Ken

Posted by Christine Macarthur - Exeter, NH   January 10, 2018


Very sorry to hear your loss, I read a lot of nice things about Ralph, may he rest in peace.

Posted by Kathy Asmar - Woburn, MA   January 10, 2018

With Deepest Sympathy, our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family. Ralph will truly be missed, he was a Wonderful man.

Posted by Dawn & Richard Patnode - Reading, MA - friend   January 10, 2018

Ralph was such a wonderful friend. He was always there if you needed him and had such great stories. We always felt like we were in a movie with him and he always made us laugh. You felt like Sinatra or Dean Martin would show up at any time. We have such great memories and he will sorely be missed.

Posted by Peter & Janet Stankiewicz - Wilmingon, MA - Friend   January 09, 2018

Ralph was such a great friend. Always there for you when you needed him. He was so much fun to be with, he always made us laugh, You felt like you were in a movie and thought Sinatra or Dean Martin were going to show up at any time. We have such great memories. He will be sorely missed.

Posted by Janet Stankiewicz - Wilmington, MA   January 09, 2018

Elaine and family so sorry for your loss. you all are in my prayers and thoughts. Lots of great memories

Posted by Sue Mitchell - NAPLES, FL - Family Friend   January 09, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss Elaine. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by Susan P. Gaskell, JD - Reading, MA   January 08, 2018

Dear Elaine and family,

So sorry to hear about Ralph's passing. We'll never forget the great times at Wells Beach and all the fun evenings we had ballroom dancing. Everyone at the dance parties loved Ralph, and he made a great impression on everyone he met.

He touched our lives more than you'll ever know.

Goodnight, Ralph. Don't forget to bring your dance shoes and start with your left foot!

Steve and Linda

Posted by Steve and Linda White - Melrose, MA - Friend   January 08, 2018

Sorry for your loss

Posted by Marlene from Angles Golf League - Burlington, MA   January 08, 2018

Ranzo family,
I'm sorry to hear about your loss. He was an awesome and funny guy. He will be missed.
Nancy Perez

Posted by NANCY PEREZ - WILMINGTON, MA   January 08, 2018

When I think of Ralph I think of two things....he was a class act always smiling., and he made the best Egg salad I have ever had! I still to this day love hearing stories from Elaine about all of their amazing adventures during their marriage. Their love story is something to admire. I'll miss telling you to behave Ralph and I will DEFINITELY miss that egg salad on Scali. Rest in peace - Kerianne

Posted by Kerianne Capadanno - Tewksbury, MA - Friend   January 08, 2018

Dear Elaine, I was so sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. I used to really enjoy hanging out with him at the "Buckingham Palace Pool!" May he rest in peace.

Posted by Claudia Dupre - Brookline, MA   January 08, 2018

Uncle Ralph, I will never forget the life size cardboard cut out of Cher that you gave me when her new album Dark Lady came out!!! It was one of the best gifts I ever received. Thank you for always being so generous to me and treating me so nicely. I will miss all the crazy stories. Rest in Peace Uncle...Love Stephanie

Posted by Stephanie Ranzo - Medford, MA - Family   January 08, 2018

Elaine, qThe picture you have posted of Ralph is the way he looked any and every time I met him in the hallway of our building...I only know him with that beautiful tan and happy smile...I will miss that cheerful man, who always addressed me by name..with his cheerful "Hi Lee"... RIP neighbor..

Posted by Lee Maciel - Stoneham, MA - Neighbor   January 08, 2018

What more is there to say than he w as 's a terrific guy what everyone ha's already posted us true. He will be sorely missed.

Posted by Rita Ranzo - Medford, MA - Family   January 07, 2018