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Ralph P. Zampitella

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“Dear Bea,So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. We have many happy memories of the good old days with both of you. Please accept our sincere...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Judy Hardiman - Hingham, MA

“I was so saddened to find out he passed on. He was a truly unique person with a wonderful soul. May he rest in peace. I will always remember his...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Fielding Trask - Friend

“I am so sorry to see you go my friend. You were a beautiful soul.. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Thomas - Boston, MA

“RIP Uncle Ralph ❤ My love and prayers to my Aunt Bea and my cousin Paul and family. What a great man! ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Jane deSousa - Montauk, NY

“I am so sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. He was a wonderful man and a dear friend. He will be missed. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Jeanne Proia - Waltham, MA

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Alexis Shaw - Coworker

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ralph loved the City of Waltham and served in so many ways with a common sense and business approach....Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Jeannette McCarthy - Waltham, MA

“Stephanie and family,I am so sorry to read of the passing of your brother and Uncle. I thank him for his service and may he rest in Eternal Peace...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Patricia Bertrand - Billerica, MA

“Bea, Paul and family,I want to express my condolences at the passing of Ralph. My heart goes out to all of you. He was such a generous, caring man....Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Hovsepian - Billerica, MA

“Bea, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We send our love and condolences to you and family.Mary "Tooker" Johnston and family ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Johnston - East Boston, MA

“Our sincere condolences to the family. Ralph will be remembered always .Love ,Nina Falite & Family ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: nina Falite - Billerica, MA

“Ralph was a great friend who left too soon. I will miss him every day. Our sympathy to all the family. Bobby D and MaryAnn DiNapoli ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Bobby DiNapoli - Wellesley, MA

“please accept my deep sympathies on the loss of ralph. we go back many many years as a friend and helper. may he rest in peace. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: ANTHONY MANGINI - Waltham, MA

Ralph Paul Zampitella of Waltham, MA passed away peacefully on February 1, 2021. He leaves his beloved wife Beatrice C. de Sousa Zampitella. He leaves a beloved son Paul A. Zampitella and his cherished grandchildren Jay, Lily, and Christopher of Beverly.

He leaves his sister Millie Hovsepian Kane and her children James, Michael, Joseph and Cheryl. He leaves his sister Stephanie Bibbo and her children Karen, Lauren and Frankie.
He leaves his sister-in-law Lucy de Sousa Runyon of Belmont, MA and her son Dr. R. Scott Runyon and his wife Emily and their children Eleanor and Jane of St. Louis, MO.

Ralph was the son of the late Ralph and Filomena Zampitella formerly of Philadelphia, PA. He was the brother of the late Margaret Zampitella Manning, A. Michael Zampitella and the uncle of the late John M. Hovsepian and Chase M. Runyon.

Ralph was most proud of his service as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He served in the Fifth Air Force at Itazuke Air Base in Fukuoka, Japan. He also served with Hq. 8th Fighter Bomber Wing and Hq. Fighter Bomber Wing and Hq. 51st Fighter Intercepter Wing in Suwon, Korea. After returning to the USA he was assigned to the 245th Air Reserve Training Wing as a recruiter in Cincinnati, OH.

Ralph was a 15-year regular member of the City of Waltham Zoning Board of Appeals, Chairman of the Salvation Army Board of Advisors, Waltham Corps., past President of the Waltham Rental Housing Association and past President of the Kiwanis Club of Waltham. He worked at the Waltham Building Dept. as a Building and Plumbing Inspector. For 25 years he owned Century 21 Zampitella Real Estate as a broker and certified Real Estate Appraiser.

Services will be private.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – a note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:

During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.

Telephone your friend to offer words of love, support and a verbal hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.

These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.

When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit to the venue where they are held should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.

It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.

Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in many places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.

Cemetery services are included in the current outdoor gathering limit of twenty-five people.

During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance. Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.