Ralph and Barbara Bertozzi
Barbara peacefully passed on January 10, 2020 at her home in Dennis, Massachusetts surrounded by her loving family. She is the daughter of Edna Elizabeth Sherburne and Donald A Berrio. Barbara was born at Cape Cod Hospital. Her mother unfortunately passed while Barbara was just a teenager. She was educated at Mount Saint Joseph’s Academy for Girls in Brighton, Massachusetts.
Barbara started her 22 year career with New England Telephone as an operator, and later in management at AT&T, where she met the love of her life, Ralph Bertozzi. She served as a volunteer with the New England Telephone Pioneers doing charitable work. She worked for 22 years at Ladybug Knitting in Dennis, knitting and making lots of great friends and memories.
Barbara and Ralph relocated to Dennis on Cape Cod in 1987. Together, they enjoyed countless hours of fishing, lobstering, boating, and enjoying year-round cape life. She was a lifelong knitter. She enjoyed many creative crafting activities including: rug hooking, quilting, and Nantucket lightship basketry. Barbara also enjoyed spending quality time with family and friends.
Barbara is survived by her brother Donald Berrio of Stewart Florida, her daughter Elizabeth Ann and husband Christopher Sean Connors of Duxbury, granddaughters Angela Lorraine Margaret and Catherine Aileen, her son James Donald Spinale of Las Vegas, her daughter Marian Teresa (Mikki) and husband Christopher Patrick Cully, and twin grandchildren Hannah Rose and Noah James of Plymouth.
Donations: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to these important organizations: Dennis Memorial Library (mail check to 1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis MA 02638) Dream Day of Cape Cod http://www.dreamdayoncapecod.org/ Atlantic White Shark Conservancy https://www.atlanticwhiteshark.org/donation
Ralph Raymond Bertozzi passed peacefully on February 4, 2020 at his home in Dennis surrounded by his loving family. He died 25 days after his wife Barbara.
Born in 1931, Ralph was the son of Rose (Madrass) and Bruno N G Bertozzi. He was born in Pawtucket RI, and went to school at Saint Raphael Academy. He attended Providence College for two years, but enlisted in the Army at the outbreak of the Korean War where he served from 1951-1953 as a police officer.
Upon returning from the service, he began his career with the phone company, joining his father and uncles, working for New England Bell as an engineer. He met his wife Barbara while working for the phone company. After working at the phone company for 30 years, he and Barbara retired to Cape Cod in the 1980’s. They enjoyed their retirement together by fishing, boating, and various other hobbies.
Ralph is predeceased by his first wife Joan (Peterson) Bertozzi, his daughter Joan Kim Bertozzi, his wife Barbara Lorraine (Berrio) Bertozzi , sister and brother inlaw, Mary (Bertozzi) McCann and George McCann. He is survived by his step daughters Marian (Mikki) Teresa and husband Christopher Patrick Cully, and twin grandchildren Hannah Rose and Noah James of Plymouth; Elizabeth Ann and husband Christopher Sean Connors of Duxbury, granddaughters Angela Lorraine Margaret and Catherine Aileen; and, his step son James Donald Spinale of Las Vegas.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ralph’s memory to this important organization: Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center, 247 Stevens St suite e, Hyannis, MA 02601(508) 778-1590 https://www.capeveterans.com/
- Concelebratory Service for Ralph and Barbara Bertozzi Sunday, February 9, 2020
- Prayers & Words of Remembrance Sunday, February 9, 2020
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February 8, 2020
I will miss Barbara and Ralph. They were wonderful, funny and supportive friends. Whenever we got together we always had so many laughs! Now they are together again.
Susan (Sue Sue) Murphy
February 7, 2020
The worlds best grandparents. Although I cant imagine this getting any easier, I love you both and will carry you in my heart forever. Im so grateful to have known you both and I will cherish our memories and love always. Miss you
February 6, 2020
So sorry to hear about our dear friend Ralph. We shared
many happy times with Barbara and Ralph and loved them
dearly. It is hard to realize they are no longer here to talk to
and share life's ups and downs. There are no words to take
away the pain you all must have. I pray God gives you the help
to get you through this sad time and you remember what a
wonder gift you gave them to keep them at home . Always keep
their memory in my heart. Love, Jane
February 6, 2020
Good bye my friend it was always a pleasure to see you. My deepest sympathies go to your family, you will be missed.