NEWBURYPORT- D'Alelio, Ralph "Chick" of Highland Beach Fla. and Byfield passed away surrounded by his loving family on December 30, 2017 at the age of 89.
Born April 1, 1928 in Boston to the late Joseph and Josephine (Cerasulo) D'Alelio of Everett. Ralph graduated from the Everett school system and entered the United States Air Force. Upon returning from the service he worked in the construction industry. In 1951 he wed the late Helen (Penta) and had three children making their home in Saugus. Ralph then worked at Boston Mutual Life Insurance for many years. In the mid 1970's he and his late wife combined their business expertise and purchased their first Dunkin' Donuts Franchise. Chick along with his family grew the business to 20 Franchises throughout the Boston area. He was also a talented musician and enjoyed playing the accordion in his band "The Key Notes " around the North Shore area. His great sense of humor will be greatly missed by all. At the age of 80, Ralph remarried to Patricia Woodman Roy of Essex and they had 10 beautiful years together dancing and dining between Florida and Massachusetts. They enjoyed their years in Florida, especially their time spent at The Coral Ridge Yacht Club. Ralph was a loving and devoted husband to Patricia D'Alelio of Florida and Byfield MA, devoted father to Ralph D'Alelio Jr. and his wife, Karen of NH, Michele (Mitzi) Lawlor and husband, Brian of Boxford, and Gary D'Alelio and his wife, Kimberly of Boxford. Cherished grandfather of Drew, Alec and Wesley D'Alelio, and Brianna and Brady Lawlor. Dear brother of Frank D'Alelio and his wife, Lydia of Wakefield, and Joseph D'Alelio and wife, Georgianna of Lynnfield. Caring stepfather of Michael Roy and his wife, Donna of Essex, Tracey Carlson and companion, David of Gloucester, and step-grandfather to Justin, Jenna, Joseph, Kristi, Jackson, and the late Joshua. A caring step great-grandfather of 6. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Ralph's family would like to thank the staff at Port Healthcare Center of Newburyport for the exceptional care that was given over these last few weeks of Ralph's life. Funeral from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere on Wednesday January 3, 2018 at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Helen D'Alelio Family Foundation Inc., 430 Salem St, Medford, MA 02155 to support scholarships and children in need or the Mr. & Mrs. L. Dexter Woodman Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 81, Essex, MA 01929 or a charity of one's choice. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Published on December 31, 2017