Cotten Funeral Home


Ralph DeBlasi

December 24, 1958June 10, 2021

Ralph DeBlasi 62, of New Bern, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Angelo and Mary DeBlasi.

Ralph is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years Gina DeBlasi, sons, Michael Angelo DeBlasi (Sharayah), David Luciano DeBlasi, brother, Nicolas DeBlasi, and sister, Angela Strazza (Tony.)

Ralph was a proud firefighter for the City of Stamford, CT fire department, with 32 years of service. He and his wife moved to New Bern in 2017. Shortly after his arrival in North Carolina, he had joined the No. 7 Township Fire Department.

When he was not at the firehouse, Ralph enjoyed riding Harleys. He attended bike week in Laconia, NH almost every year. Ralph was also an avid collector of fire and motorcycle memorabilia. He was a self-proclaimed “Jack of All Trades,” helping many of his friends fix and build various things.

Ralph will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, and friend. He was always ready to give of himself, which he made evident in his actions every day, by helping those he loved, as well as the communities he served.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Cotten Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Greenleaf Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Ralph’s honor to the No 7 Township Fire Department, 1705 Old Cherry Point Rd. New Bern, NC 28560

Arrangements entrusted to Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.


19 June

Memorial Service

10:00 am

Cotten Funeral Home

2201 Neuse Blvd
New Bern, North Carolina 28560


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James Purcell

June 12, 2021

My Condolences to Ralph's Family
We were members of the Glenbrook Fire Dept in Stamford for many years. I will always rember Ralph as a dedicated Firefighter and quiet and helpfull person. May he rest in peace

Marlene Springer

June 12, 2021

Rest in Peace Ralph

Ellen Troy

June 12, 2021

Gina- my heartfelt condolences on your loss. May you find strength and comfort in your many memories. You and the boys will be in my thoughts and prayers..

Steve West

June 12, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to Mike and the family from the Lowe’s of New Bern family.

Harry and Linda Piner

June 11, 2021

Gina we are so sorry to here about Ralph. He will always be a cherished friend and neighbor and he'll be missed. I'll be looking for him in the yard every day.

Philly Buffa

June 10, 2021

Prayers from The Buffa Family of New Bern NC to The Brother’s Family & Friends and to The Members of Twp 7 FD
His lifelong love to serve others before self , and Supreme Sacrifice will never be forgotten
John 15:13 KJV
“… greater love has no one than this, to
Lay down ones life for one’s friends…”