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Ralph Materese Obituary

Ralph M. Materese
Ralph M. Materese

July 21, 1951 - January 7, 2020
Born in Boston, MA
Resided in Melrose, MA
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Of Melrose - Mr. Ralph M. Materese, age 68, died at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston on Tuesday, January 7th. He was the loving husband of Donna M. (Bono) Materese with whom he shared 33 years of marriage.

Born in Boston and raised in Melrose, Mr. Materese was the son of Angela (Erichiello) Materese of Melrose and the late Vito Materese. Ralph was a Building Maintenace Supervisor for all of the public buildings in the Town of Saugus for 24 years. He was a graduate of Melrose High School having just celebrated his 50th class reunion.

In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Materese is survived by his two children, Ginamarie Materese and Ralph Materese, Jr. both of Melrose along with his two grandpups, Saco and River.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS on Friday from 4-8 p.m. A funeral will be held from the funeral home on Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10 a.m. Interment Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.




Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home
549 Lincoln Ave.
Saugus, MA 01906
Friday, January 10, 2020
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Blessed Sacrament Church
14 Summer Street
Saugus, MA 01906
Saturday, January 11, 2020
10:00 AM
Wyoming Cemetery
205 Sylvan Street
Melrose, MA US 02176
Saturday, January 11, 2020


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