Ralph  Borelli


Ralph Natale Borelli, age 91, of Lewiston, passed away in Buffalo General Hospital May 11, 2019. Ralph was born October 25, 1927, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, the son of the late Frank Borelli and Maria T. Bozza.
He attended local schools and graduated from the former Trott Vocational School.
Ralph was a proud US Navy Veteran serving in the South Pacific during World War II aboard the Ammo Ship USS Paricutin (AE-18).
Ralph retired from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #237 Niagara Falls in 1989, after 42 years of service. He worked for various contractors, most recently Ferguson Electric.
An avid hunter and fisherman, Ralph also enjoyed reunions with Sampson WW-2 Navy Veterans. He was a member of the VFW Post 313 in Youngstown.
Ralph is survived by his wife of 70 years, Anne (Hardy) Borelli of Lewiston; and a son, Ralph C. (Deborah) Borelli of Lewiston. He was loved by his grandchildren, Tracy Borelli (Kevin Jeffords) of Lewiston, Christa Borelli, Village of Kenmore; and a great-granddaughter, Natalie Carroll. He was predeceased by two sons, Martin Angelo Borelli and Mark Francis (Janette) Borelli.
Ralph donated his body to the University of Buffalo Medical Science. Honoring Ralph's wishes, there will be no visitation or memorial service.
Published on May 14, 2019
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Paul Bolea
May 22, 2019
Ralph, I never met your father but I’m sure he was a great guy . I’m sorry for your loss my friend..
Condolences to your family .
Josh Dier
May 22, 2019
Im sorry for your loss condolences to Family
Donna Loliger
May 17, 2019
Dear Cousins Anne, Ralph, Debbie, Tracey, Christa and Natalie-
We are all so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was a kind person and he always told such great stories! I remember the summers at that cottage in Canada and the family get togethers with Aunt Fran (Maraldo) and my grandmother Katy (Elia). We will all miss him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love, Donna, Brian, Michael and Dylan
John Haungs
May 17, 2019
So sorry to hear about Ralph’s passing. He was a great man, and it’s so amazing that he never minded me hanging around the house as often as I did back in my teenage years. I still remember him giving me directions to the movie theatre for one of my first dates, probably the first time I had ever driven over Grand Island, and he was very enthusiastic to help. He, like the boys, will be missed.

Joan Haungs Meyers
May 17, 2019
Dear Ralph, Debbie, Mrs Borelli and Family,

I am sorry to hear of your loss.
Thoughts and prayers,
Francis Grenga
May 17, 2019
Anne and Family My condolences I think of you 2 often.
Eileen Schnettler
May 15, 2019
I have fond memories of Ralph Sr and Ralph Jr when they worked with my husband Paul at LaSalle Senior.. Paul has great respect for Ralph.
I’d like to extend my condolences to the family ... may he Rest In Peace
Bob & Carol Hardy
May 15, 2019
Dear Aunt Anne, Ralph and Debbie and family,

We extend our deepest condolences on your loss. Uncle Ralph was an amazingly humble, kind and caring man. He was also blessed with an incredible gift—story telling. As a kid growing up and throughout my life, I would listen to them and always could picture in my mind the scenarios he was describing. Most times when finished, they would leave a giant smile on my face and an ensuing big laugh. He deeply loved his wife, children and grandchildren. Always taking care of them in very special ways. His generous, self effacing style was unmatched and his was a life well lived. Our thoughts and prayers are with during this time. The world is a smaller
... place with the passing of this wonderful man.

Bob and Carol Hardy
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Mark & Lynda Grozio
May 14, 2019
Ralph & Debbie
Our sincere condolences to you & your family on the loss of your dad.