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Ralph DeNicolo, 70, of East Hampton, the husband of Rosanna (Mei) DeNicolo died Friday (July 25, 2014) at Hartford Hospital. Born in Revere, MA he was the son of the late Dominic and Jeanne (Malo) DeNicolo. Ralph served as the Assistant Golf Professional at Manchester Country Club from 1963-1976 under Alex Hackney. From 1976-2008, he was the Head Professional and Director of Golf at MCC. He was a life member of the PGA of America, a member of the Manchester Sports Hall of Fame, and the CT Sectional PGA Hall of Fame. He competed in the Greater Hartford Open (now Traveler's Championship) for 8 years and the Challenge Cup matches for 14 years. He was also the 1994 CT Section PGA Player of the Year and 1995 CT Section Senior Golfer of the Year. Besides his wife he is survived by his sons Mark J. DeNicolo and his wife Angela of South Windsor, and Kenneth D. DeNicolo and his wife Amy of Parker, CO; his grandchildren Andrew, Ava and Isabella. He is also survived by his siblings Dominic DeNicolo, Jr. of Manchester, Richard DeNicolo of Bolton, Antoinette Ellzey of Columbia, Carol Howe of New Canaan; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Donna Panus. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday (July 30th) at 10:00 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 80 Hayes Road, South Windsor. Please meet directly at church. Burial will be private. Family and friends may call at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home 219 West Center St. Manchester on Tuesday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either, The First Tee of Connecticut, 55 Golf Club Road Cromwell, Connecticut 06416 or the 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231. For online condolences please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on July 28, 2014
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