Ralph M. Carbone Sr.

March 22, 1929April 16, 2021

Ralph M. “Sonny” Carbone Sr., 92, of Meriden passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021 at MidState Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Leonora (Smith) Carbone. Ralph was born in Southington on March 22, 1929, to the late Andrew and Christine “Babe” Carbone.

He is survived by his loving children; Mark A. Carbone and wife Susan of Meriden, William R. Carbone of Orange, CT, Ralph M. Carbone Jr. and wife Lauryn of Cheshire, CT, and Kimberly Carbone-Pandiani and husband Lee of Meriden, CT, nine grandchildren; Carla, Andrew, David, Katherine, Ryan, and Brendan Carbone, Austin, Christine, and Luke Pandiani, and four great grandchildren; Madison Sommer, Helen, David, and Brody Carbone. He also leaves his sister, Marie Cook, and husband Walter of Southington, CT and Palm Beach Gardens, FL and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Marylee, and his daughter-in-law, Ewa Carbone.

Ralph was an owner and President of Rex Forge in Southington, CT as well as the President of the Forging Industry Association. He was a founder and director of the Bank of Southington, proud member of the Southington Festival Choir, volunteer for the American Red Cross, and a longtime parishioner of St. Joseph Church. Ralph’s proudest accomplishment was his family.

His funeral will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at St. Joseph Church, 22 Goodwill Ave. Meriden at 10 am. Entombment will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Walk through calling hours will be at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. on Friday, April 23th from 4-7 pm. Masks and social distancing will be required. For online condolences and directions please visit


  • Ralph M. Carbone Jr. (Lauryn), Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Kim Pandiani (Lee), Daughter & Son in Law
  • Mark A. Carbone (Susan), Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Marie Cook (Walter), Sister & Brother in Law
  • William R. Carbone, Son
  • Carla, Andrew, David, Katherine, Ryan, Brendan, Austin, Christine, Luke, Grandchildren
  • Madison, Helen, David, Brody, Great-Grandchildren
  • Marylee Carbone, Daughter (deceased)
  • Ewa Carbone, Daughter in Law (deceased)

  • Andrew Carbone
  • David Carbone
  • Ryan Carbone
  • Brendan Carbone
  • Austin Pandiani
  • John Cook


  • Calling Hours

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • Entombment

    Saturday, April 24, 2021


Ralph M. Carbone Sr.

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Tom Kiely

April 29, 2021

Dear Ralph and family-

I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Tom Kiely
PHS (class of ‘78)

Matt & Lisa DuHaime

April 23, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and we are so sorry for your dads loss. I like to think he is resting in peace as he looks down on his family when they need comfort the most.

Joseph McCann

April 23, 2021

Kim/ Lee: Sorry for your loss!
Joe McCann [Jacobs]

Joel and Diana Plourde

April 23, 2021

Mark and Susan
So sorry in the loss of your Dad. You and your family are in our prayers
God Bless you
Diana and Joel

Karen DeAngelis

April 22, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I only met your dad a handful of times, but I recall how he made me feel so comfortable even though I didn't know him well. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. You and your family are in my prayers.

Sandra Adomaa

April 22, 2021

Knowing Mr Ralph Carbone for this short period was a blessing! Our little chats, his advices, his encouragements shall never be forgotten. I’m glad i got to hear his last words to me and I’m happy to have been immersed in such a wonderful family of his. I believe he is with the Lord resting at a beautiful place, these are difficult times but i know God will comfort the family. Sending y’all love and light. I appreciate you all❤️

Ray D’Astous

April 21, 2021

Carbone Children and Families,

My deepest condolences on the passing of your dad. I have wonderful memories of him from hanging out at the family home on Suzio Drive during high school. Your parents always made me feel welcome. Mr. Carbone also let me work one summer at Rex Forge, which I greatly appreciated.

Ray D’Astous

Marisol Estrada

April 20, 2021

Kim, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ❤️

Grace Iodice

April 20, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to Sonny's family. He was a loving, generous man who enjoyed life and laughter. Wishing all of you comfort and peace. Grace Iodice and Family

Tara Gumprecht

April 20, 2021

I am so sad to hear of Mr. C's passing. He was the most kind, generous man ever and I am happy to have known him for many years. My love and sincere sympathy goes to Kim, Ralph and all of the Carbone family. He always was so proud of his amazing family.