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Ralph L. Hartman

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Sunday, December 8th  from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Ralph L. Hartman, who was stricken at his Oak Island residence with his family on Sunday, December 1st. He was 74 years old. A funeral service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 4:15 p.m. Interment will be Private.

Ralph was born in Everett raised & educated in Revere. He was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1962. Ralph was a lifelong resident of the Oak Island Section of Revere. Immediately after high school, Ralph became an apprentice carpenter for the Local #218. He enjoyed a career that spanned over 35 years. He went from an apprentice, journeyman & then supervisor. Over his long career he worked on many of the projects that shaped the city as to what it is today. On September 14, 1969 he married his one & only true love, Barbara Dello Russo. The couple remained in Oak Island where they began their life together and raised their family. Ralph retired in 2007 and it allowed him to spend more time on the water, where enjoyed lobster & tuna fishing. He also built his own 36’ lobster boat, which he named “My Duff”. The water was his passion and he loved being on it as often as he could. In later years he & his wife would escape the winter and go to their home in Ft. Myers, Florida. Ralph could often be seen on a daily basis taking his morning walks on Revere Beach. He was a lifetime member of the Broad Sound Tuna Club in Revere & was a member of the Ft. Myers Lodge of Moose. He was a loving husband, father & genuine friend to many. 

He is the devoted husband of 50 years to Barbara A. (Dello Russo) Hartman of Revere. Loving & proud father of Scot C. Hartman & Nicole J. Hartman, both of Revere. Adored son of the late Robert W. Hartman, Sr. & Ruth (Eaton) Hartman. Dear brother of Cheryl Blumsack & husband Allan of Tewksbury & the late Robert W. Hartman, Jr. Cherished brother in law of Annette & Thomas Hudson of Revere and Gerald & Terri-Ann Dello Russo of Saugus. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, neighbors & friends.


Visiting Hours

Sunday, December 8th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m

Funeral Service

Sunday, December 8th at 4:15 p.m. in the funeral home


Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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  1. Marilyn Brown
    Dec 4 2019

    So sorry! Ralph is a big part of our life my brother Kurt and our family loved him a lot. Love Marilyn

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