88, of Providence, RI and Largo, FL, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 in St. Petersburg, FL. He was born in Providence, RI and moved to Florida in 1993 from Cranston, RI. Ralph owned and operated R & L Enterprises and Ralph's Polishing Co. in Providence. He was an Army Veteran of WWII and a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and V.F.W., all of Cranston. He was also a member of St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church in Clearwater, FL.
He was preceded in death by a son, Louis, brother, George, and sister, Rose. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Lorraine; 4 children, Deborah, Scott, Jay, and Thomas, and his wife, Mary; grandchildren, Michele, Melissa, and Thomas, and a great grandson, Austin.
Services and interment will be held privately in Cranston, RI.
Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole, FL.