OBITUARY

Ralph Marrero

November 6, 1931March 3, 2019
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Ralph Marrero, 87, of Blooming Grove, passed away after a long illness on March 3, 2019. He was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico on November 6, 1931 to Antonia and Rafael Marrero. He spent his youth in Manhattan and then the Bronx. He graduated from James Monroe High School in the Bronx and received a degree from New York Trade School. Ralph started his career as a tool and die maker, became a manufacturer’s agent for the machine shop trade and in 1971, founded Marrero Tool sales Inc. and ran the company until his retirement in 2010. Ralph enjoyed playing a variety of athletics including baseball in his youth and tennis and golf as an adult. He especially enjoyed his years of membership at the Orange County Golf Club and Orange Hollow Racquet Club. Ralph was also a fan of football (Jets and Giants) and was a passionate Yankee fan all his life. Ralph was a lover of classical music, opera, theatre and the visual arts. He was survived by his wife, Mary Ann; his daughter, Antonia (Joseph Bennett) in Brooklyn; his son, Alexander in Blooming grove; his daughter, Isabelle (Frank Ryan) in Monroe; his daughter, Dorothy in Harriman; and his grandsons, Braeden and Dylan, his granddaughter, Karlie and several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Robert. Funeral arrangements will include a wake on Wednesday, March 6 from 4-8pm at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North Street, Washingtonville. The funeral Mass will be on Thursday, March 7 at 10am at St. Mary’s Church, 42 Goshen Avenue, Washingtonville, followed by internment at the Hamptonburgh Cemetery at Orange County Route 51 and Sarah Wells Trail. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or to Soaring Eagle, c/o Mike Skaggs, P.O. Box 879, Billings, MT 59103-0879 To leave an online condolence please visit www.davidtfergusonfh.com

  • DONATIONS

  • Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties
  • Soaring Eagle c/o Mike Skaggs

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Burial Following Mass Thursday, March 7, 2019
REMEMBERING

Ralph Marrero

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Joe Oreski

March 5, 2019

Ralph ( Charlie ) was my best man at our wedding and remained my best friend forever. His mom accepted me as a son. The special relationship will remain in my heart and mind forever. The best I can say he was good honest faithful to his family friends and belief in god. Goodbye Morocco. I will see you at Skinners and have dinner with you and the Doctor and discuss Henry the Fifth and A Man For All Seasons. Adiois Good Friend.

Roslynn Reif

March 4, 2019

My dear cousin charlie I have so many wonderful memories of all of us. You were the king of the group. I know that my father and your mother, as well as all our deceased relatives were waiting with open arms and big smiles. My heart breaks for Maryann and immediate family, but I know that you are at peace. No more pain. Always in my heart , mind and soul. Cousin Roz, louie, rene and babe

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Biography

Ralph Marrero, 87, of Blooming Grove, passed away after a long illness on March 3, 2019. He was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico on November 6, 1931 to Antonia and Rafael Marrero. He spent his youth in Manhattan and then the Bronx. He graduated from James Monroe High School in the Bronx and received a degree from New York Trade School.
Ralph started his career as a tool and die maker, became a manufacturer’s agent for the machine shop trade and in 1971, founded Marrero Tool sales Inc. and ran the company until his retirement in 2010.
Ralph enjoyed playing a variety of athletics including baseball in his youth and tennis and golf as an adult. He especially enjoyed his years of membership at the Orange County Golf Club and Orange Hollow Racquet Club. Ralph was also a fan of football (Jets and Giants) and was a passionate Yankee fan all his life.
Ralph was a lover of classical music, opera, theatre and the visual arts.
He was survived by his wife, Mary Ann; his daughter, Antonia (Joseph Bennett) in Brooklyn; his son, Alexander in Blooming grove; his daughter, Isabelle (Frank Ryan) in Monroe; his daughter, Dorothy in Harriman; and his grandsons, Braeden and Dylan, his granddaughter, Karlie and several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Robert.
Funeral arrangements will include a wake on Wednesday, March 6 from 4-8pm at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North Street, Washingtonville. The funeral Mass will be on Thursday, March 7 at 10am at St. Mary’s Church, 42 Goshen Avenue, Washingtonville, followed by internment at the Hamptonburgh Cemetery at Orange County Route 51 and Sarah Wells Trail.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or to Soaring Eagle, c/o Mike Skaggs, P.O. Box 879, Billings, MT 59103-0879
To leave an online condolence please visit www.davidtfergusonfh.com