Ralph Pelella

October 24, 1926 ~ February 19, 2021 (age 94)

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Ralph Pelella, age 94, of New Rochelle, beloved husband of the late Ersilia DeRose Pelella, died on Friday, February 19, 2021 surrounded by his family.  Ralph was born in Afragola, Italy on October 24, 1926 to the late Aniello and Vincenza Guerra Pelella.  He worked as a painter for most of his life.  Ralph loved dancing and would ballroom dance weekly up until he was 92 years old.  Survivors include his children: Neil Pelella (Lisa Finch) of Milford and Vincenza Pelella of New Rochelle and grand daughter, Jacqueline Pelella of Maryland and several nieces and nephews.  Ralph is predeceased by his two brothers and one sister.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Interment will be private.  Arrangements have been entrusted with the GREGORY F. DOYLE FUNERAL HOME, 291 BRIDGEPORT AVENUE, MILFORD.  To share a memory, please go to

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