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Ralph F. Forgione, II

A private Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, January 28th for Ralph F. Forgione, II at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, who passed following a brief illness on Sunday, January 24th at his Revere residence in the presence of his loving God and devoted family.

Born and educated in Revere, he was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1951. In September of 1952, he enlisted in the US Air Force at the time of the Korean Conflict. Ralph would serve for 4 years and was discharged on Sept. 2, 1956 with the rank of Airman First Class. He began a working career with J.N. Phillips Glass Co. as a glass glazier & quickly rose in position in the managerial department and retired in 1987, with 38 years of service. Ralph was born into an era of unmatchable work ethic, with the sole purpose of providing the very best for his wife and children. And to that, he did splendidly, enjoying beyond measure the little precious time he had with his wife and children. During his younger years, he maintained 2 and 3 jobs, he was indeed “a family man” barring none.

He was the most beloved husband of 62 years to the late Mary E. (McNamara) Forgione, who passed on May 14th, 2020. He is the cherished father to Ralph R. Forgione, III & his wife Linda, Joan M. Forgione & her husband Dennis Forgione, Thomas F. Forgione & Frederick J. Forgione, all of Revere & Edward R. Forgione & his wife Sheryl of Winthrop. He is the very proud grandfather to Kasey L. MacLean & her husband Robert of Scituate, Ryan Forgione & his wife Jessica of Brighton, Lauren Ward & her husband Benjamin of Sarasota Springs, New York, Amber Forgione of Revere, Adrianna Forgione of Chelsea, Laritza Forgione of Lynn, Priscila Forgione of Maui, Hawaii & Jake Forgione of Winthrop. Dear brother of Richard Forgione of Revere & the late Robert Forgione. He is also lovingly survived by his great granddaughter, Charlotte MacLean & his faithful & caring brother-in-law and best friend & wife Thomas Rossetti & his wife Ruth of Revere.


Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959


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  1. Ralph Forgione
    Feb 3 2021

    My condolences to all of you. Sonny was my cousin. As a child I spent so much time with Aunt Jenny & Uncle Ralph. They were my God Parents. Lots of holidays, parties & vacations. I remember your parents wedding . Now Mary & Sonny are together again. Always keep them in your heart.
    Love, Cousin Mary Lou Picariello Bjelke

  2. David and Elaine Curreri
    Feb 2 2021

    So Sorry to read of Ralph’s passing. He and Mary were wonderful neighbors for many years to us. May he rest in peace with his beautiful wife Mary.

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