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Ralph Puma passed away suddenly on September 26th at the age of 69. Son of the late John and Anna (nee Artuso). Beloved husband of Marie (nee Ferrara). Cherished father of Ralph "RJ" (Brigette) Puma, Marisa (Michael) Nelson, Julianna Puma & Dina (Larry) McLoughlin. Loving grandfather of Ralph & Jenna Puma and Renn McLoughlin. He is survived by his brother Joseph (Annette) Puma. He will also be missed by his wife's siblings Gerry (Joseph) Rodriguez, John (Suzan) Ferrara and Angela Parry and his nieces Joanne Stauss & Amy Alberti and nephew Joseph.
Ralph was the long-time baker and proprietor of Anna Artuso's Pastry Shop on McLean Avenue. He was a member of the Huguenot Yacht Club in New Rochelle, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1308 in Venice, FL and he proudly served in the US Army and as a US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 52.
Visiting hours will be held at David J. Hodder & Son Funeral Home on Monday, October 1st from 7-9PM and Tuesday, October 2nd from 2-4 & 7-9PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, October 3rd at St. Paul the Apostle Church at 10 AM. A Committal Service will follow at the Ferncliff Cemetery Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a more lasting donation in Ralph's memory to the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 492 Quogue, NY 11959 or the Soundkeeper, PO Box 4058, Norwalk, CT 06855.
Published in the The Journal News from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2012