Green Funeral Home

57 Main St, Danbury, CT


Joseph A. Ranieri

July 8, 1943March 16, 2020
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Joseph Anthony Ranieri, 76, of New Fairfield, formerly of Mahopac, New York passed away on March 16, 2020 at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of Alice (O’Connor) Joe was born on July 8, 1943 in New York City to Salvatore and Elizabeth (Sterrantino).

Joe served as a New York City police officer for 24 years in the 30th precinct, Anti- Crime Unit, Manhattan North Narcotics and retired from Night Watch as a detective. In 1991 he received membership into the Honor Legion of the Police Department of the City of New York for courageous action in the line of duty.

In addition to his wife of 49 years, Joe is survived by his children: Allison (John) Perillo of New Fairfield, CT; Elizabeth (Joseph) Muro of Bethel, CT and Joseph (Patti) Ranieri of Hopewell Junction, NY. Also surviving is his sister Natalie McCabe and her two children, Beth and Peter. Joe was proudest of his title of “Poppy” given to him by his grandchildren; Jeremy, Brandon and Julia Perillo, Alicia Muro, Tess, Grace and Jack Ranieri.

The Liturgy of the Word will be celebrated on Friday , March 20,2020 11:00 am at St Edward the Confessor Church, Interment will follow at Mt View Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe’s memory can be made to the charity of one’s choice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.thegreenfuneralhome.com for the Ranieri family.


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  • Liturgy of the Word Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Interment Friday, March 20, 2020


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Leslie Dellipaoli

March 27, 2020

So sadden to hear of Joe’s passing.
Joe was my favorite customer at the bank I work for. We would talk ( actually he’d do most of the talking lol) for hours! I loved to listen to his stories about his days on the job as a Police Officer. Oh the laughs we shared! He never forgot me during the holidays. He made sure to bring me bottle of my favorite wine . He was truly one of the greatest ! He loved his wife Alice dearly ! He always wanted his kids to be ok and always hoped they knew how much he loved them.
Alice and Family I send you my love and prayers. I lost my father a few months ago, hearing about Joe only saddens my heart deeper.
With all my sympathy,
Leslie- PCSB

Jim Gormley

March 23, 2020

Dear Alice and family from an old friend of Joe who moved to Hawaii in 1971,
I'd like to offer my prayers and sympathy to all of the family including his sister Natalie whom I remember as a wonderful sister who always laughed at Joe's jokes. My hope is that all the Happy memories of Joe will eventually help soothe the pain of his loss.
I remember Joe from our crazy teenage years in Silver Beach at both the candy store and some of the local bars as we got older.
All my memories of Joe are of a loving guy who spread joy, happiness and fun to everyone he met.
It was always a good time when you were with Joe. I'll always remember him.
Save me a place up there Joe!
Jim Gormley
Waianae, Hawaii

Mike & Eileen O'Brien

March 20, 2020

So sorry to hear of Joes death. Have many memories of Joe hanging out in Silver Beach when we were teenagers, later on at the Silver Edge Bar in Throggs Neck. They were good times when we were young and foolish. Lately we just sent E-mails back and forth, mostly funny jokes. God bless you Alice and your family. I will miss hearing from him.

Scott Griffin

March 20, 2020

Dear Alice and family,

I’m so sorry for your loss. Joe was a wonderful man who always welcomed my family with open arms. We loved his stories and will hang on to them dearly. He also introduced us to our favorite restaurant, the Pine Tavern, in the Bronx. For that we are eternally grateful and will toast him from this day forward. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Scott Griffin and family

Rosemarie Gariolo

March 19, 2020

Dear Alice and family,
We were terribly saddened to hear about Joe’s passing. He was a great man. We looked forward to seeing him on holidays and at family celebrations. We enjoyed his entertaining and funny stories, that he loved to share. They always had a bit of wisdom that he had gleaned from his wealth of life experiences. We knew we’d always learn something from Joe. He will be truly missed and always remembered.
The Gariolo Family

Donna and Ray Pennoyer

March 19, 2020

Dear Alice, Liz, Alica, Joe and the entire Ranieri family,
We're so very sorry for your great loss. We always greatly enjoyed our time with Joe at family get togethers. He was a fascinating story-teller and it was so obvious how much he loved all of you.
Our prayers that God will hold all of you close, and may He give you peace and a strength the passes all understanding at this time of grief.
Much love,
Donna and Ray
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

Vincent LaPenta

March 19, 2020

Rest In Peace Joe

Michael Abbruzzese

March 19, 2020

I worked with Joe in the early 90’s, He was a senior guy in a unit, MNND, full of junior guys and girls. Never was he unapproachable or not willing to help. A truly fearless man. See you on the other side Joey.

Beverly Kucharski

March 19, 2020

Dear Allison and family - My deepest sympathies on the passing of your Dad. Let the memories of your father provide you with comfort and serve as guidance. Take care of each other during this most difficult time. Bev Kucharski

Billy Burns

March 18, 2020

Manhattan North Narcotics 1986-1990
This photo sums up what you had in Joe as a teammate while doing one of the dirtiest jobs in the NYPD. This photo was taken in December of 1988 (with Danny Medina) two months after we lost Chris Hoban. Joe was a really nice guy, always smiling, always supportive and always making us laugh!!! He will be missed!!! Condolences from the Burns Family!!!