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895 Route 82
P.O. Box A
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: 845-221-2000
Fax: 845-227-1862
Ralph Marinaccio

Ralph A. Marinaccio Sr.

September 17, 1933 - January 16, 2021
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FISHKILL – Ralph A. Marinaccio, Sr., a lifelong local area resident, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. He was 87.
Son of the late Lawrence and Rachel (Capasso) Marinaccio, he was born in Beacon on September 17, 1933. Ralph graduated from Beacon High School in 1952 and then served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in Germany, where he was part of the rebuilding effort.
Ralph worked most of his life in the construction business. In the 1960s, he owned & operated Mid-County Construction, and later worked for K & A Construction. He then became a co-owner of Colonial Builders and the Hometown Deli, both companies where he was proud to work alongside his family.
He was a hard worker, but also enjoyed his social life and hobbies. He especially enjoyed gardening and worked with vegetables, flowers, and fruit trees. He loved entertaining for his family & friends.
Ralph was a well-respected and beloved member of the community. A dedicated parishioner of St. Mary, Mother of the Church in Fishkill, he was instrumental in the church’s Joyful Noise Prayer Group, Healing Mass, and other programs. He also worked with the church and the community in an effort to feed the homeless. Ralph dedicated his life to helping others and his caring spirit will always have a tremendous influence on his family, friends, and all who knew him.
On September 14, 2009, Ralph was predeceased by his wife Barbara Joan (Totten) Marinaccio, whom he married on November 4, 1955 at the St. Mary’s Bedford Chapel in Fishkill.
He is survived by his loving family, including his fiancé and loving friend & confidant, Elizabeth Broderick; his children & their spouses: Ralph Marinaccio, Jr. (Nancy) of Wappingers Falls, Rachel Sprague (Brian) of the Town of Newburgh, Lori Wilson (Butch) of Hopewell Junction, Timothy Marinaccio (Laurie) of Poughkeepsie, Lisa Maher (Wayne) of the Town of Newburgh, and Faith Marinaccio (Jeremy White) of Fishkill; his grandchildren: Heather Marinaccio (Jason Tripaldi), Ralph Marinaccio, III (Dana), Paul Marinaccio (Nicole), Valerie Strype (Joe), Ariel Natoli (Michael), Jaime Sprague, Shelbe Sprague, Gil Wilson (Charis), Dawn Wilson, April Theiss (Mark), Candice Walker (Chris), Jordan Marinaccio, Courtney Azzone (Drew), Charlie Marinaccio, Wayne Maher, Jr., Anthony Maher, Destany White, Dylan White, and Briella White; his great-grandchildren, Victoria, Aiden, Sortia, Caellum, Ralph IV, Mason, Liana, Zoe, Kaylin, Marley, Miles, Eliza, Charlotte, Graem, Chandler, Abigail, Elliana, Hudson, and Gabriella; his brother, Thomas Marinaccio (Janis Bien); and many nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives & friends.
In addition to his wife and parents, Ralph was also predeceased by his sister, Camile Price and his brother, Joseph Marinaccio.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20 at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, 106 Jackson Street, Fishkill. PLEASE NOTE: In compliance with NYS guidelines, social distancing and face masks are required and capacity is limited. All attendees should be prepared for potential extended waiting periods. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 21 at St. Mary’s, followed by interment at Fishkill Rural Cemetery.
For those who are unable to attend, all services can be viewed via livestream by going to the funeral home’s website.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to help the church’s programs that aide feeding the homeless, c/o St. Mary Mother of the Church, P.O. Box 780, Fishkill, NY 12524.
Arrangements are under the direction of the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill, NY. For online tributes and access to livestreaming, you can visit Ralph’s Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    St. Mary, Mother of the Church
    Address
    106 Jackson Street
    FISHKILL, NY 12524
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    Notes
    PLEASE NOTE: In compliance with NYS guidelines, social distancing and face masks are required and capacity is limited. All attendees should be prepared for potential extended waiting periods.
  • Service

    Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:00am
    Location
    St. Mary, Mother of the Church
    Address
    106 Jackson Street
    FISHKILL, NY 12524
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  • Interment

    Location
    Fishkill Rural Cemetery
    Address
    801 Route 9
    FISHKILL, NY 12524
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  • United States Army Corps of Engineers
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Bonnie, Dennis and Matthew Schuman

Posted at 10:03am
To All the Marinaccio Family, With our deepest sympathy and prayers. Love, Bonnie, Dennis and Matthew Schuman
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Bonnie (Totten) Schuman

Posted at 09:42am
Dear Cousins and All the Wonderful Marinaccio Family,
My heart and prayers are with each and every one of you for comfort, peace, and all the love that God emanated through your Dad, Pops, Uncle, Husband, Brother, Friend. He truly was a blessing and joy to know and I for one, am at peace knowing he surely is with his Savior now, continuing the blessings he gave so willingly and lovingly while he was here in earthly body.
I will always treasure the memories I have since early childhood of his welcoming my family and I into his home, making sure we had fun in the pool, plenty to eat, lots of laughter with funny things he’d say. He continued to do so throughout my whole life. I treasure all the wonderful times I was able to share with all of you very dear cousins, second and third cousins, because he made sure I was always invited. I might never have met and got to know so many of you if he didn’t invite my family and I to the annual summer/fall parties. He always took time to ask how I was doing and make sure I was having a good time. His smile was infectious and set the whole mood for everyone who was around him. I’m sure he will continue to do God’s will after he takes a little nap from his long trip “home”, like he always did after driving out to visit my family, sitting in a comfy chair, and he’ll be watching over all of those he loved here, making sure they’re having a good time and seeing they have anything they need. I love you Uncle Ralph! I’ll miss you until I see you at the big family & friends gathering up there with Jesus. ❤️🤗😇
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Jeff Lucariello

Posted at 07:56am
Where to start I have known Ralph and his family for over 42 years one of my first jobs was at the deli and zips ice cream i have never met anyone more giving and generous than Ralph, They say you meet 3 great people in your lifetime and I can honestly say Ralph was one of them. Going to miss your funny humor the jokes and parties at the house but most of all the friendship you had given me . Rest in peace my Friend.
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Olani Maher

Posted at 10:38pm
Where to Evan begin .. my earliest memories of Uncle Ralph dropping me at the liquor store with Aunt Barbara for the day .. trips, as a young child , to a Catholic Church in Newburgh that at my age I can’t even specify .. sittin between them in the pews while a full on Latin mass was held that I had to understanding of and I would cry my eyes out and uncle Ralph would sit next to me with his arm around me .. at 45 I truly thing this is where I was led to the LORD.. years of his smile that profited from his mouth through his eyes, which I later in life learned was a marker of “ genuine”! He found joy in everything and I definitely believed everyone he loved and he just loved everyone! I never knew a kinder man, a man who held no judgement and would help anyone who was “ in need” .. I never knew a better man as there was no better very honestly ❤️
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John & Linda Hunt

Posted at 06:21pm
To Ralph, Jr., Nancy and all of Ralph, Sr.'s loved ones: I am very sorry to hear of Ralph, Sr.'s passing. He was a very nice man. Praying for you during this time.
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