Coli, Ralph N. TROY Ralph N. Coli, 89, of Troy, passed into eternal rest on Monday morning at St. Mary's Hospice in Troy, with his loving family by his side. Born in Cohoes, he was the son of the late Filippo and Maria Coli and loving devoted husband for 60 years of Lucy Germano Coli of Troy. Ralph had been employed for over 40 years at Big Value Super Market in Cohoes and he retired in 1986 from the Hudson Valley Paper Company. Ralph served his country in the US Army during World War II from 1943-1946 in the Aircraft Warning Squadron. He was a commun-icant of St. Joseph's Church in Troy. He was a New York Yankee fan enjoyed watching OTB and playing the horses, he also enjoyed trips to Sainte Anne deBeaupre in Canada and the shrine of her in his back yard was his pride and joy. But most of all the passion in Ralph's life was his loving family. In addition to his wife, Lucy, Ralph is also survived by children of Mary Anne Coli, Philip Coli, Joseph (Sheri) Coli and Felicia (Fe) Coli all of Troy. He was the very proud Papa of Sarah, Travis, Chelsea, Nicholas, Matthew and Andrew. Ralph was predeceased by his two sisters, Theresa (Frank) Kelly and Anna (Jim) Brennan. He was the brother-in-law of Anna and Ralph Pascale, Carmel (the late Raymond) Petrocofski, Gerald (the late Dee) Germano, Jim (the late Virginia) Gagnon and the late Felicia and Thomas Tedesco, Philip and Jenny Germano and his mother-in-law and father-in-law Angelo and Laurenza Germano. He is also survived by several wonderful nieces and nephews and his life long friends, Sam and Angie Kobaylar and the late Fred Freji and Jake Giroux. The funeral service for Ralph will be held on Saturday morning at 9:15 a.m. from the Bocketti Funeral Home, 336 Third St., Troy and at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-8 p.m. Interment with military honors will be held following the Mass in St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy. Ralph's family would like to especially thank The Rubin Dialysis Center, the 5th floor nursing staff at Seton Health and the Fire Engine 6 of the Troy Fire Dept. and to Drs. Wolf, Roglieri, Gallichio and Marmalstein. Contributions in Ralph's memory may be made to the Ruben Dialysis Center or Sainte Anne- de-Beaupre, 10010 Avenue Royale Sainte - Anne- de-Beaupre QC GOA 3 CO Canada. "Ralph was a person that touched everyone's heart at the moment they met him. Life as we have known it has changed."
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Bocketti Funeral Home
336 Third Street Troy, NY 12180
Published in Albany Times Union on Feb. 28, 2013