Ralph C. Volpe
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Ralph C. Volpe, age 89 of Brentwood, TN, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Born in Aliquippa, PA to Angelo and Loretta Cervi Volpe.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Lauren O'Saile.
Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Louise (Cosentino) Volpe; sons, Richard G. (Janet) of Littleton, CO, Ronald A. of Nashville, TN and Ralph P. (Alexis) of Johns Creek, GA; daughter, Mary V. O'Saile (Darrell) of Hendersonville, TN; grandsons, Ryan and Christian O'Saile, both of Hendersonville, TN and John Volpe of Littleton, CO; and great-granddaughter, Alaura O'Saile; brother, Robert (Grace) Volpe of Toledo, OH; sisters, Theresa Trotta and Edith (Albert) Valo, all of Aliquippa, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Veteran of World War II with the Army Air Corps, 816th Chemical Company - Air Operations, with the rank of Staff Sergeant. Graduate of Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. Employed for 46 years with the National Life & Accident Insurance Co. and American General Life Insurance, Co. where he started as an agent and retired as a Regional Vice President. Active member, for the past 44 years, at St. Philip Catholic Church, Franklin, TN where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and Usher. Also, member of the Men's Club, Knights of Columbus, and American Legion.
Visitation 4-7p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service at the church. Rosary service held at 7 p.m. Friday. A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013 at St. Philip Catholic Church, Father Tran Celebrant. Burial Calvary Cemetery in Nashville, TN. Honorary Pallbearers: Serra Club, The Romeo Club, Jack Gerbic and Ed Schoenberger.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Diocese of Nashville Seminarian Fund, Diocese of Nashville, 2400 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212; or St. Philip Bereavement Fund, 113 Second Avenue South, Franklin, TN 37064.
Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, (615) 794-2289. www.williamsonmemorial.com
Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services
3009 Columbia Avenue Franklin, TN 37064
Published in The Tennessean on Nov. 14, 2013