Longo Jr, Ralph R.
Ralph R. Longo Jr. of Old Greenwich and South Palm Beach, Florida passed away at the age of 77 from a brief illness at Greenwich Hospital. Born in the Chickahominy section of Greenwich to Ralph Longo Sr. and Josephine Chiappetta Longo on May 21, 1935. He will be deeply missed by his loving family. His wife Barbara (Vizzo) , his daughter Valerie Conlon and her husband Ralph. His son Ralph III and his wife Gina, and his six grandchildren who he loved and was deeply proud of; Erin, Tommy and Brian Conlon, and Ralph IV, Nic, and Michael Longo. He is survived by his sister Connie and husband Joe Caputo. He was pre-deceased by his brothers Pat and John, and sister Millie. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews whom he cherished. He graduated from Greenwich High School in 1953, where he attended the senior prom with his future wife of 54 years. After high school, he went right into the family business, which he took over and ran at the young age of 21. He left his knowledge and skills in construction all over Greenwich. He was the President of Ralph Longo Construction Corp. and it's predecessor Ralph Longo & Sons. He was involved in the early days of building the town of Greenwich. He worked tirelessly building roads, houses, office buildings, condos etc. He was involved in numerous real estate projects in Greenwich and Stamford. He was also an original partner of Acura of Westchester. Hard work was his life, he always loved to pitch in and help when we needed him. We always came to Poppy when something had to be fixed. He never quit or had time for quitters. He would always admire someone who gave there all for any cause whether it be work, athletics or any aspect of life. Poppy always made time to attend all of his children's and grandchildren's sporting, school, and social events. He sponsored women's softball, men's softball and basketball teams in town. He and Barbara were on a life long journey to find the "best" restaurant. His eating partners and best friends for over 35 years were Marilyn and Pat Pulitano, whom he loved. We will always save a place for you and miss you at our Sunday family dinners. There are no words to express our gratitude to Dr. James Burnetti for everything he has done. We would also like to thank, Dr. Sung Lee, and all the nurses and staff at the Oncology Department at Greenwich Hospital. Family and friends are invited to visit at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave Greenwich, CT on Monday April 29, 2013 from 4-8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Catherine of Siena in Riverside, CT at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday April 30, 2013. Entombment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwich. To leave on-line condolences please visit www.castiglionefh.com
. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Ralph's memory to The Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714.