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Raffaele “Ralph” A. Rizzo

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, June 1st, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Raffaele A. “Ralph” Rizzo, who died on Wednesday, May 26th at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a long battle with liver disease, he just celebrated his 43rd birthday on May 5th. A funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 2nd at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 10:30 a.m., followed with interment in Woodlawn cemetery, Everett.

Ralph was born in Malden, raised & educated in Revere. He was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1996. Ralph worked as a Fleet Service Clerk at Boston Logan Airport for 14 years and later took a position at Sign-O-Rama in a parttime capacity, unfortunately, he was forced to leave due to his declining health. Ralph was married to his wife, Melissa Chiet, on May 24th, 2008 & the couple remained in Revere, where they raised their twin daughters together. Ralph was a dedicated husband & father. He adored his children and was a wonderful brother, grandson, nephew, uncle and friend. Ralph loved Rock & Roll bands and he learned to play the guitar and would play many of his favorite songs. He also was a Tattoo enthusiast and appreciated the art aspect of the tattoos. He will be missed, he will be remembered, and he will always be loved.

He is the devoted husband of Melissa (Chiet) Rizzo. Loving father of Jeannette Rosemarie Rizzo & Melinda Grace Rizzo. Cherished son of Ermelindo & Maria (Mantia) Rizzo. Adored brother of Anthony G. Rizzo, Giovanni “John” Rizzo & Linda M. Fillion & husband David, all of Revere. Treasured grandson of Rosalia Mantia & the late Antonio “Nino” Mantia of Revere and Raffaele Rizzo & the late Maria Grazia of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.


Visiting Hours

Tuesday, June 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, June 2nd at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

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  1. Richard Papa
    Jul 12 2021

    Ralph will be missed and I am so sorry for the loss of this soft spoken amazing man. I met Ralph in 2013 . He was working at six gun music in Saugus. This man was a sweet man I tell you . Soft spoken and loved his family. Ralph and I hit it off and we became friends. He was a guitarist as was I he would always ask me about some Black Sabbath riffs. Ralph was also a fantastic Guitar Tech as he was my tech on a few occasions . Ralph , Gold bless you and watch over your wife and daughters and rest easy my friend
    Richard Papa

  2. Stephen Gibelli
    Jun 14 2021

    I am so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. God bless the Rizzo family. Rest In Peace Ralph.

  3. Joanne and Robert Sorrentino
    Jun 7 2021

    So Sorry to hear about your loved one. He was taken to soon. May he rest in peace!

  4. Melissa Brouillard
    Jun 2 2021

    My deepest condolences to Carlo and the Rizzo Family. Keeping you and your family in my prayers Carlo.

  5. Joe Rice
    Jun 2 2021

    Hey Ralph the time I worked with you in boston and got to know you I will alway’s cherish your kind heart to me I will never forget god bless and one day will meet again your friend Joe.

  6. Eve Baptiste
    Jun 1 2021

    To Mellissa and family. I am so sorry for your loss; my prayers are with you and your girls at this time and always. I do not know how you and the girls are feeling right now, but I pray that you stay strong and take care of each other. God will never give you more than you can handle. He has gained an angel to watch over the three of you always.

    My deepest condolence


  7. Bruno Giardiello jr
    Jun 1 2021

    Sentite Condoglianze… Carlo my deepest condolences to you and your family un abbraccio forte fratè Forza

  8. Bruno Giardiello
    Jun 1 2021

    I wanted to express my deepest deepest Condolences to you Carlo n family sentite condoglianze Forza

  9. Bruno Schneider
    Jun 1 2021

    I wanted to express my deepest deepest Condolences to you Carlo n family sentite condoglianze Forza

  10. Christopher Smart
    Jun 1 2021

    I know this is an incredibly difficult time for your family, and I wanted to express my deepest condolences. Please know that along with the rest of Class of 96 from RHS is thinking of you all during this time.

  11. Jennifer Ponce
    May 29 2021

    Melissa, Jeannette, and Melinda,

    My condolences to you all and your entire family. God has gained an angel to watch over you three. Cherish all the memories you had with Ralph. May he rest in peace.


    Psalm 147:3
    He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

  12. Miriam Calderon
    May 29 2021

    Mellisa and family. I’m so sorry for your lost , my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, this time on your life is very hard and is hard to believe he is not with you any more. You will be very strong, God is with you and your daughters .

    Miriam calderon

  13. Charlene Isom
    May 29 2021

    Anthony, Melissa and all of the Rizzo family. I am both shocked and extremely sad to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was such a great guy and taken way too soon. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Ralph

  14. Jacqueline Marzioli
    May 28 2021

    Maria and family so sorry to hear of your cousin’s passing. prayers for all.

  15. Eileen Coady
    May 28 2021

    Dear Rizzo Family – So very sorry for your loss. May God be with all of you in the days ahead. May the happy memories you have of Ralphy bring you some comfort and strength.
    Love, Jim and Eileen Coady

  16. Kimberly Goodrich
    May 28 2021

    Sickens me to hear today’s news. Ralph Rizzo had a heart of gold and will be sadly missed but never forgotten Ralphy Rizzo may you rest in peace

  17. Aimee Teixeira-Dunn
    May 28 2021

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of such a wonderful human. Taken too soon. You will be missed Ralph.

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