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RATTA, Frank O. Of Roxbury, died February 18, 2021, age 95 years. Beloved husband of Eleanor S. (Figaratto) Ratta. Loving father of Douglas and his wife Kathy Ratta of Kingston, Joseph Bavis of Boston, Frederick and his wife Ann Ratta of South Weymouth, and Karen and her husband Phil Yuska of Winchester. Devoted "Papa" of Samantha Kane, Lauren and her husband Scott O'Neill, Nicole Bavis, Michaela Bavis, Joseph Bavis, Bailey and her husband Jeffrey Davidson, and Devan Ratta. Great-Papa of James, Willow, Violet, Lex, Luke, Mason, and Matilda. Brother of Samuel and his wife Mary Ratta of Everett and the late Rose and her husband James Letterie. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Frank proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Radio Radar Gunner during the Pacific Theatre of WWII. He was a retired Personnel Manager for Deran Confectionary Company for 40 years. Frank was an avid golfer and especially enjoyed spending time with his family. There will be a private Funeral Mass in St. Patrick Church, Roxbury, followed by a private interment in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations in Franks memory may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundations for Parkinson's disease research. at For guestbook, please visit Arrangements by the Murphy Funeral Home, DORCHESTER.

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Published in Boston Globe from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2021.
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February 24, 2021
So sorry for your loss love Robert and Janique Lynch
Janique Lynch
February 23, 2021
So sorry to hear of Frank's passing. Our condolences to all the family.
Love Bob and Rose (Burke)
Rose Burke
February 23, 2021
Sorry to hear of cousin Frank's passing...he was blessed to have such a great and loving family.
Sam Gualtieri
Sam Gualtieri
February 23, 2021
Ellie, Doug, Joey, Freddie, and Karen, I’m so sorry for the loss of your loving husband and father. Ellie, you took such loving care of Frank. My heartfelt condolences. Love, Lee DelTufo Cohen
Lee DelTufo Cohen
February 22, 2021
Dear Eleanor, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.
Our love to all,
Camille & Peter Molloy
Camille Fiumara Molloy
Family Friend
February 22, 2021
Doug and Kathy
We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts, love and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort knowing your father is at peace. Love to you all.
Kris and Dave
Kris and Dave McKee
February 20, 2021
Karen, Phil and family, please accept our deepest sympathy. May God comfort all of you now and in the days ahead. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Terry & Bob
Mary Lewin
February 21, 2021
My condolences and prayers to the entire Ratta family and especially Elli who gave such great care to her Frank. May peace be your hearts as you let him go. Fr. John Mulloy
John Mulloy
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