OBITUARY

Ralph Joseph Mezzoni

November 22, 1928July 11, 2018
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Ralph Joseph Mezzoni, 89, of Mt. Sidney, passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 2018 at Augusta Health.

He was born on November 22, 1928 in Port Chester, NY, and was the son of the late Ralph J. Mezzoni, Sr. and Philomena Parrella Mezzoni.

Ralph graduated from Stratford High School in Connecticut and was a machine shop supervisor at American Chain and Cable in Bridgeport, CT before retiring in 1982. In 1989, he and his family moved to the Mt. Sidney area. He was a member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church and formerly served as usher for many years and member of the property committee. He was a member of the Jaycees in Connecticut and worked with inner city children, he also was active with the Police Athletic League while in Connecticut. He was a former member of the Mt. Sidney Ruritan Club.

Ralph enjoyed working with his hands, especially with tools, machinery and woodworking. He loved his family and all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

On December 12, 1949 he married Ruth B. Eads Mezzoni, who survives. He is also survived by a son, Lawrence R. Mezzoni; a daughter, Anne-Marie Kondor and husband, Mike, all of Mt. Sidney; four grandchildren, Jennifer M. Howard and husband, Donnie, Michael Kondor, Jr. and fiancé, Ashley Cople, Alyssa Mezzoni and husband, John, Lauren Marie Grove and husband, Andrew; four great-grandchildren, Emmett, Allison, Joseph and Natalie; a daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Gooden; a brother, John Mezzoni and wife, Loretta, of Stratford, CT; several nieces and nephews; and a lifelong best friend, Bill Becker & wife Esther, of Bridgeport, Ct. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Louis Mezzoni. A memorial service will be held 3:00 pm, Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Pastor Derek Boggs officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. There will be no public viewing. Memorial donations may be made to the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Memorial Garden Fund at the church in his memory. Lindsey Funeral Home in Weyers Cave is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyweyerscave.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Ruth B. Eads Mezzoni, Wife
  • Lawrence R. Mezzoni, Son
  • Anne-Marie Kondor, Daughter
  • Mike Kondor, Son-in-law
  • Jennifer M. Howard & husband, Donnie, Grandchild
  • Michael Kondor, Jr. & fiance', Ashley Cople, Grandchild
  • Alyssa Mezzoni & husband, John, Grandchild
  • Lauren Marie Grove & husband, Andrew, Grandchild
  • Emmett, Allison, Joseph & Natalie, Four Great-Grandchildren
  • Mary Lou Gooden, Daughter-in-law
  • John Mezzoni, Brother
  • Loretta Mezzoni, Sister-in-law
  • A Number Of, Nieces and Nephews
  • Bill Becker & wife, Esther, Lifelong Best Friend
  • Philomena Parrella Mezzoni, Mother
  • Ralph J. Mezzoni, Sr., Father
  • Joseph Mezzoni, Brother
  • Louis Mezzoni, Brother
  • DONATIONS

  • Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 21, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • The Family Will Receive Friends Following The Memorial Service At The Church
REMEMBERING

Ralph Joseph Mezzoni

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Arthur GROVE

July 21, 2018

A great man is gone but he will never be forgotten!

Rest in peace!

Arthur & Freda Grove

Corrine & David Scott

July 18, 2018

Our family is very blessed because Ralph is and always will be a part of it. He gained a huge extended family when he married my sister, Ruth, and he showed love and kindness to all of us.

I pray for comfort for all who knew and loved Ralph and I am thankful for many wonderful memories of him.

Bob Wilkinson

July 18, 2018

I worked with Ralph for many years, he was one of the best, helpful, kindest people I ever met. I am sorry for your loss Ruth. Ralph brought nothing but joy to Karen and I and will be in our memories forever.

Helen Bruce

July 15, 2018

Dearest Ruth, Ree and family,
The world lost a special person who was loved by not just his family but everyone who knew him. Although we know that we must all say goodbye, it is never easy. To have shared so much of our lives with someone who meant the world to his family is grief beyond words. I am so sorry for your loss. Working with Ree, I felt as if I knew him too. He loved the same kind of jokes as I did! Such a handsome man who remained even more handsome as he aged. He showed his heart and that's something only people who give love and accept it can do. I sat with Ralph during Lauren's wedding and had no problem finding things to talk about. He was one of those people who generated warmth and was always interested in your life too. Many hearts are broken at this sad time but hopefully as time passes, the hurt will be replaced with joy that we knew such a special person. Ralph will always be right over your shoulder and looking out for everyone who loved him. With love to his special family, Helen Bruce

Sandra Howsare

July 15, 2018

What can I say about this wonderful loving man, Ralp was a unique guy, When I was young I had a big crush on him he was so handsome. He brought so much to our family and we all loved him. Ralph used .to tease me all the time about asking him to skin my cat after I saw my dad skin squirrels, he said I would hold the cat by the tail and say uncle Ralph will you skin my cat, he also got me my first car he fixed it up and painted it for me and he called it my little blue easter egg, I threw a rod or thet car but will always remember the love he put into fixing it up for me, even though I lost an important person in my life Heaven gained one R.I.P. Ralph. All my love to Ruth, and the family.

Diana DeFigueiredo-Christiano

July 15, 2018

Anne-Marie and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of your dad. Your parents both made me feel at home when ever I was over the house, which between Wooster and high school were many times. May all your memories comfort you at this most difficult time. I know exactly how you feel.

Donna Mezzoni-Lombardy

July 15, 2018

Aunt Ruth, Anne-Marie , Larry & Family,
I can't tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I know your pain. Sending love & prayers always

Donna Mezzoni-Lombardy

Daniel Eads

July 14, 2018

My condolences to Aunt Ruth,Anne Marie and Larry in the passing of Uncle Ralph ,he was always so friendly when we came over to visit .He would take us for Italian lemon ices in the summer and be in great spirits during the holiday season. love,Danny Kim ,Benjamin and Jeremiah...........

April Moore

July 13, 2018

I remember when we were still going to Salem Church back in the late 1990’s my daughter Emily was playing with some of the other children and fell down in the parking lot and skinned her knees. Ralph the sweet and loving man he was scooped Emily up in his arms and carried her back into the church to me. That definitely gave us an added special connection! I always loved talking with he and Ruth whether at church or when we’d see each other at Foodlion in Verona, there was always time to visit and chat. He will always hold a special place in our hearts. I know you all will miss him terribly and you’re in our thoughts and prayers!! May God Bless you and hold you close especially during this difficult time 💜

CAROL JANE EADS-PAYNE

July 13, 2018

Dear Ruth, Larry and family, I am so sorry for your loss. The few times I saw and talked to Ralph, it was evident he loved his family very much. He was so funny and I loved hearing his stories. God Bless you all during this difficult time. Love you all.

Carol

Biography

Ralph Joseph Mezzoni, 89, of Mt. Sidney, passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 2018 at Augusta Health.

He was born on November 22, 1928 in Port Chester, NY, and was the son of the late Ralph J. Mezzoni, Sr. and Philomena Parrella Mezzoni.

Ralph graduated from Stratford High School in Connecticut and was a machine shop supervisor at American Chain and Cable in Bridgeport, CT before retiring in 1982. In 1989, he and his family moved to the Mt. Sidney area. He was a member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church and formerly served as usher for many years and member of the property committee. He was a member of the Jaycees in Connecticut and worked with inner city children, he also was active with the Police Athletic League while in Connecticut. He was a former member of the Mt. Sidney Ruritan Club.

Ralph enjoyed working with his hands, especially with tools, machinery and woodworking. He loved his family and all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

On December 12, 1949 he married Ruth B. Eads Mezzoni, who survives.

He is also survived by a son, Lawrence R. Mezzoni; a daughter, Anne-Marie Kondor and husband, Mike, all of Mt. Sidney; four grandchildren, Jennifer M. Howard and husband, Donnie, Michael Kondor, Jr. and fiancé, Ashley Cople, Alyssa Mezzoni and husband, John, Lauren Marie Grove and husband, Andrew; four great-grandchildren, Emmett, Allison, Joseph and Natalie; a daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Gooden; a brother, John Mezzoni and wife, Loretta, of Stratford, CT; several nieces and nephews; and a lifelong best friend, Bill Becker & wife Esther, of Bridgeport, Ct.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Louis Mezzoni.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 pm, Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Pastor Derek Boggs officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. There will be no public viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Memorial Garden Fund at the church in his memory.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Weyers Cave is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyweyerscave.com.