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Ralph Parmigiane

Ralph Anthony Parmigiane

Thursday, January 30th, 2020
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Obituary

Ralph A. Parmigiane, 96, of Medfield on January 30th. He was the husband of 59 years of the late Lorraine Phander Parmigiane. Father of Anne Marks of Carlise, David of Medway, Roger of Medfield and the late Thomas Parmigiane.

Born and raised in Worcester. Ralph was an orphan of the Depression and was raised by his Aunt Anna Holst and Uncle Adolf Carlson. He was the son of Hilda Holst Carlson.

Ralph was a prolific athlete within the City of Worcester. Captain of the North High School State Champion team of 1942, he was a three letter athlete. After graduation he proceeded to Hebron Academy in Maine. Drafted into the U.S. Navy in 1943 at Newport, R.I. he served in the Aleutian Islands and Pacific Theater. He went on to attend Springfield College, graduating in 1949 with his Bachelors in Physical Education then receiving his Masters in Biology in 1953. He taught science for many years and coached the 1954 Stephens High School of Rumford, ME football team to the State Championship. Ralph moved to Medfield and coached both the Needham Football and Basketball teams for many years. In 1959 he received the CAGS in Physiology.

Ralph was a coach, teacher and administrator at Needham High School until his retirement in 1985. He spent his retirement summering at Embden Pond in Maine for 30 years. He was also Chairman of the Board with the Medfield Conservation Committee for many years.

A graveside service w/ full military honors will be held on Friday Feb 7th 10am at Vine Lake Cemetery in Medfield. Visiting hrs Thurs 4-8 at the Roberts Mitchell Caruso FH, 15 Miller St, Medfield.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Roberts Mitchell Caruso FH - Medfield
    Address
    15 Miller St
    MEDFIELD, MA 02052
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  • Service

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Vine Lake Cemetery
    Address
    625 Main St.
    MEDFIELD, MA 02052
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  • Interment

    Location
    Vine Lake Cemetery
    Address
    625 Main St.
    MEDFIELD, MA 02052
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Private Condolence
JL

John Lantz

Posted at 12:00am
Anne - I sorry for your loss.
MB

Mary Barten

Posted at 03:03pm
Our sympathies to Ralph's family on his passing. We were student/team player of Ralph at Needham High School. We remember his unique style and sense of humor with fondness. We will miss seeing him around town. RIP Ralph.

Sincerely, Mary and Tom Barten


LH

Lauren Harrington

Posted at 02:49pm
Roger and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed his company. We appreciated all he did for the town. John and Lauren Harrington

Kirste Simmons

Posted at 11:57am
Roger and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I always thought your folks were wonderful and I have amazing memories from times spent at the camp on Embden Pond, during my youth. Roger, please get in touch at your convenience. Would love to catch up with you! 207-200-4177
KA

Karen Allan

Posted at 09:50pm
Dave: My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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