August 8, 1927 – August 5, 2019
Arthur Ratel, 91, formally of New Brighton, passed away peacefully on Monday August 5, 2019. Born on August 8, 1927 in Brooklyn to the late Paul and Agnes Ratel (nee Brady). Artie proudly served our country in both United States Navy and United States Army as a paratrooper. After serving his country he met the the love of his life and raised 11 children. He was a self employed builder and home improvement contractor until he went to work for NYC Parks Dept where he retired in 1992. There wasn't anything he couldn’t build or fix. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Maria (Fitapelli) in 1993, his children Anthony Corona and Donna Ratel, and his Grandson Keith Ratel. Surviving are his loving children Gary Corona (Laurie), Jamie, Michael (Margaret), Artie (Lois), John (Debbie), Debbie Bacci (Don), Diane Petersen (Gary), Joseph, Paul, and Dawn Santiago (Fernando). Also surviving are his 21grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Harmon Funeral Home in West Brighton, Staten Island on Wednesday August 7, 2019 from 4 to 9pm. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday August 8, 2019 at Saint Peter’s Church in New Brighton at 10:00 am with a burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Pleasant Plain. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Work Opportunity Center (WOC) of Monmouth at 395 Warburton Place Long Branch, NJ 07740.
- Visitation Wednesday, August 7, 2019
- Funeral Mass Thursday, August 8, 2019
- Committal Service Thursday, August 8, 2019