Ralph Grimaldi, 88, of Glasco

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

GLASCO >> Ralph Grimaldi died peace­fully, Satur­day, Oct. 8, 2016, with his fam­ily by his side, in his home. He was 88 years old.

Born Jan. 16, 1928 in, Ste­fano Di Rogliano, Italy, he was the son of Giuseppe and Maria Con­cetta. He mar­ried the for­mer Rachel Car­lino on May 5, 1957.

He is sur­vived by two sons, Ralph Grimaldi and his wife Gina of Glasco and Joseph Grimaldi and his wife Lori of Sauger­ties; two grand­sons, Joseph Jr. and Jake Grimaldi; his sis­ter, Rosetta Boc­chimuzzo of Glasco; his sis­ter, Gio­vanna Grimaldi of Italy; his neph­ews Franco Boc­chimuzzo and his wife Sandy, Sal Boc­chimuzzo and his wife Carolyn, and sev­eral other nieces and neph­ews both here and in Italy.

He was pre-de­ceased by his brother, Mario of Italy; his brother, An­to­nio of Italy; his sis­ter, Enes Felpo of Italy; and his broth­erin-law, Frank Boc­chimuzzo. He em­i­grated to the United States in 1945 and set­tled in the Glasco area where he met and mar­ried the love of his life. He worked as a ma­son, first with his part­ner Pete Fondino, as Fondino and Grimaldi and later on his own as Ralph Grimaldi Ma­sonry. He was a parish­ioner of St. Joseph’s Church in Glasco. He en­joyed fam­ily time, fam­ily din­ners and an oc­ca­sional pizza out. For re­cre­ation he en­joyed veg­etable gar­den­ing, can­ning, wine mak­ing and week­ends watch­ing his horse races.

A Fu­neral pro­ces­sion will form 9:15 a.m., Thurs­day at Buono Fu­neral Ser­vice, Inc., Sauger­ties, N.Y., and then pro­ceed to St. Joseph’s Ro­man Catholic Church Hall in Glasco where a 10 a.m. Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be cel­e­brated. In­ter­ment will fol­low im­me­di­ately in St. Mary of the Snow Ceme­tery, Bar­clay Heights. Friends may call Wed­nes­day from 4 p.m. un­til 8 p.m.

Please of­fer your con­do­lences for Ralph at www. BuonoFuner­alSer­vice.com.

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