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Ralph Cozzolino

Ralph M. Cozzolino

Wednesday, November 4th, 1942 - Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
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Ralph M. Cozzolino, 77, passed away on Tuesday March 10, 2020 on his nieces’ birthday at his daughters’ home. Born in Schenectady, he was the son of the late Ralph and Margaret (Paolucci) Cozzolino.

He was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School in Schenectady. Ralph was employed as a contractor most of his life. He finished his career as a superintendent for Bette and Cring Construction Company. Ralph was a member of Local Labor Union #375.

Ralph also with his wife Ruth and best friend Jo-Ann F. LaBarge opened up the American Café Restaurant.

Ralph cherished his sister Ann, who called him each day along with his sister in law Mary Lou who visited him often and brought him meals. Many are also going to miss him standing on his front porch keeping tabs of Broadway Hill. Ralph was passionate about the NY Yankees and black coffee with a splash of Splenda. He loved watching Jeopardy and was an avid reader of all the major publications like Time, TV Guide and National Geographic. His grandchildren fondly call and remember him as Papa.

In 2002, Ralph retired to be a caregiver of his wife Ruth until her passing three years later.

Ralph was predeceased by his loving wife Ruth L. (Sheldon) Cozzolino whom he was married to for 33 happy years, two brothers Frank and Dominic Cozzolino as well as one sister Mary Elia.

He is survived by his loving children Alison A. Cozzolino (Renee Burdick) of Scotia, Gerald Lipinski (Barbara) of Myrtle Beach and Christopher Lipinski (Jackie) of Guilderland, his loving and cherished sister Ann Boyens of Scotia and his loving sister in law Mary Lou Cozzolino of Schenectady. Ralph is also survived by his loving grandchildren Joseph Miller, Kristina, Michael, Brittany and Gabriele Lipinski and Jace, Arianna, Alyssa, Bentley Burdick-Cozzolino. He also leaves behind six loving great grandchildren and several loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Ralph will be Friday March 13, 2020 at 3PM at the Bond Funeral Home 1614 Guilderland Avenue Schenectady. Visitation will be from 1-3 prior to the service.

Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Schenectady.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the Visiting Nurses especially Brenda for her loving care of Dad.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 13th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 13th, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Bond Funeral Home
    Address
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
    SCHENECTADY, NY 12306
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  • Service

    Friday, March 13th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 13th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    Bond Funeral Home
    Address
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
    SCHENECTADY, NY 12306
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Richard Carlino
  • Interment

    Location
    St. John the Baptist Cemetery
    Address
    Brandywine Ave.
    SCHENECTADY, NY
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Laura Seifert

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Alison, Renee & family : With deepest sympathy.
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Alison, Renee and family-Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Sari and Annie

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With love, strength, and deepest respects. With condolences and love, Sari and Annie (St. Gabriels School).
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Miss Alison, we are thinking of you and your family. May you find peace and strength during this difficult time.
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