Ralph A. Calise

September 22, 1932December 4, 2012
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Ralph A. Calise, 80, passed away December 4, 2012 in Florida where he had lived the last 17 years, previously residing in RI.

He was the son of the late Alexander and Marietta (Valfredo) Calise. He had been the loving husband of Dorothy (Irving) Calise for 36 years; father of Gary and Alex Calise, Tina Lombari and husband Mark, Lincoln Davis and wife Donna, Richard White and Carol Accioli and the late Dennis and Jacqueline Accioli; brother of Natalie AngeloSanto and husband Carmino; brother-in-law of Kathryn Mattera, William Mattera and Isabelle McGurn; grandfather of 15; greatgrandfather of 2 and many nieces and nephews.

He was a retired Navy Veteran and past Dept. Commander of the Disabled American Veterans. He retired from the State of RI as a power plant engineer. Ralph was a loving husband, wonderful father and a generous person who will be missed by all.

Visitation will be held Monday, 4-7 p.m. with a funeral on Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Pius V Church, Eaton Street, Providence, followed by a graveside burial with Military Honors in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Meeting Street School, 1000 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02905.


  • Visitation Monday, December 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ralph A. Calise

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December 13, 2012

Dear Dot and Family,

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Ralph. I have fond memories of Ralph and know he always enjoyed his time spent at the Senior Center.

May your memories be a source of comfort to you during the days ahead.

Karen Testa

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December 10, 2012

My condolences very sorry for your loss. Sincerely Frank skipper Leddy

Gus Silva

December 9, 2012

I am saddened to learn of Ralph passing, but know that he is now with our Heavenly Father. His dedication to the DAV in RI was commendable.
My sincerest sympathy to his loved ones and may God Bless us all. +++

John Phillips

December 9, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Lori and Brian Baggesen

December 9, 2012

Lincoln and Donna and family,
We are very sorry for your loss. During this horrible time, take comfort in the fact that Ralph is with God now, and will never be in pain again. He will forever watch over you.


December 9, 2012

Our condolences to dot and the calise family our thoughts and preyers are with you.


December 9, 2012

Dear Dot and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May the love of your family and friends, and happy memories bring comfort.
Dawn & Bob

The Staff of Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home

December 8, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences at this difficult time.