Ralph A. Vito

January 19, 1935October 14, 2020

Ralph A. Vito, 85, of Salem, MA died unexpectedly on October 14, 2020. Born in Lynn, MA he was raised in Revere, MA. He attended Revere High where he was an outstanding varsity goaltender, selected to play with the North Shore All Stars. He attended Tilton Academy where he played baseball, football and was the captain of the varsity hockey team. Ralph’s hockey jersey hangs at Tilton Academy. He also played in net for Boston University.

He left Boston University to join the United States Army serving in Germany and Korea. Upon discharge he returned home to Revere, MA. Ralph managed the Caravan Club in Revere until opening Ocean Liquors on Shirley Ave in Revere.

The son of the late Ralph and Irene (Lanthere) Vito; dear brother of Marion Frost and the late Anthony Vito; devoted husband of Virginia (Pierre) Vito for 48 years; loving father of Ralph S. Vito and his wife Cheryl of Melrose MA, and Alyce A. Vito of Revere, MA; beloved Papa of Ralph Nicholas Vito and Alexandra P. Vito of Melrose MA, the joys of his life. Spending time with his family and friends was Ralph’s greatest pleasure. Friends and family are invited to a graveside service on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Swampscott Cemetery, Essex Street, Swampscott.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.


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Vinny Foti

October 19, 2020

So sorry for your loss Auntie Ginny. My mother Stace always talked highly of uncle Ralphy and told so many great stories from the old days. She looked up to Ralph as a father figure. Always remember the fun times we shared as a kid and adult!
Love Always,
Vinny Foti

Lisa Martin

October 19, 2020

Ginny, Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you , and the entire family. Being next door neighbors for 48 years, makes you family . Ralphie , is truly going to be missed by many. I will miss his sweet smile, and talks sitting on the wall in front of your house. We would reminisce on stories of early years, and have a chuckle or two... love him , love you ....
So in french we say . "tu me manques" (english) " you are misssing from me"...

Always love
Lisa LeBlanc

Paul Foti

October 19, 2020

Sorry to here the news you always made me laugh you were loved by family Stace had alway talk wonderful about you she will be happy to see you again Rest In Peace uncle Ralph

Kathy Kessel-Snow (esposito)

October 19, 2020

I will never forget the "blind" guy fight story. hitting Johnny with the sap. You were always there when we needed you. Rest in peace Ralph. Give my Johnny a big hug and kiss from me.❤

Jerry Siegel

October 17, 2020

Remember Ralph from Tilton School, NH
RIP Old friend

Mark Wiley

October 16, 2020

Rest easy my friend. We will all love and laugh together again.

Lisa Lambert

October 16, 2020

I can not believe that you're gone. You were the best, Uncle Ralph! I love you so much! You will always be in my heart ❤. Until we meet again! Love to Daddy and the rest of our beautiful family!

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