Leicester - Ralph A Marrone, 72, after a long battle with cancer, passed away peacefully on Sunday August 28 surrounded by his loving family.
Ralph was born in Leominster on November 20, 1949 to the late Rocco and the late Eva (Caponi) Marrone. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Linda (Brosseau) Marrone, his daughter Kelly McDonald and her husband Aaron of Leicester, his son Keith Marrone of Land o lakes FL, sister Cindi (Marrone) Marquis and her husband Paul of York, ME, his brother Thomas Marrone and his wife Lori of Wamauma, FL, his granddaughters Caitlyn Varnum and Jenna Prokopowich and several nieces and nephews.
Ralph graduated from Leominster High School, made a successful career at Digital Equipment Corp, followed by many years at Schott Solar and spending his retirement years at Home Depot in both Leominster and Ft Myers, FL.
Besides being an avid admirer and collector of all things VW Bug, he loved spending time with his beloved family, trips to Hawaii and Disney World and anywhere else he could enjoy a beautiful sunshine filled day.
In keeping with Ralph’s wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in his name to the Jimmy Fund or the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
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