Ralph T. Matarazzo

  • Born: October 14, 1956
  • Died: July 16, 2015
  • Location: Schenectady, New York

Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home

501 Union St
Schenectady, NY 12305

Tel. (518) 374-0854

Tribute & Message From The Family

SCHENECTADY – Ralph Matarazzo, 58, passed away on Thursday, July 16th at Ellis Hospital, with his devoted wife and family at his side.
Ralph was born October 14, 1956 in Schenectady, a son of the late Roland and Doris Touhey Matarazzo. He attended Linton High School and HVCC. He was employed as a master taper for several years. Ralph was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers International Assoc, Local'83, serving as shop steward and worked for many years at Venditti Brothers.
Ralph was a man of strong convictions, living each day and every moment with independence, care and love of his family and friends. He enjoyed socializing with his bar friends and loved his basset hounds.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Paula Frasier Matarazzo; loving daughter, Rachel Matarazzo; devoted sibling. Andy & Marilyn Matarazzo, Terri Matarazzo and Paula & Geoffrey Pemberton, all of Glenville; aunts, Patty Jacobson and Florence & Gary Tymchyn; favorite sisters-in-law, Dora Murphy, Janet Frasier and Irene Frasier. Several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home, 501 Union St., (at N. Jay) on Monday from 4 to 8 pm.
Memorial contributions may by made in Ralph's memory to Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave., Scotia, NY 12302.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Ralph was all ways smiling ,and happy he lit up the room

Posted by Tony Zito - Stratford, NY - friend   July 18, 2019

So sorry to hear about Ralph's passing. My heart goes out to all of you. Sincerely, Mary

Posted by Mary Cirincione - Richmond Hill, GA   August 17, 2015


I miss my Uncle. I know how much he loved me. I hope he knew just how much I loved him. Always in my heart.

Posted by nicole d. - st louis, MO   August 04, 2015

Sorry bud rest in peace.

Posted by Tony Zito - Stratford, NY   July 29, 2015

well buddy you beat me to the marker i guess i will see u there. sorry to hear of your passing my sympathy to your family joseph civitello

Posted by A friend   July 21, 2015

Rest in peace my old friend, my prayers go out to the Matarazzo family..Derrick

Posted by A friend   July 21, 2015

Dear Paula:
I am so very sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. May God's Love and Blessings to you and your family help give you all Peace.


Posted by Carol Hil - Virginia Beach, VA - friend   July 21, 2015

So sad to hear about Ralph may God's Blessings be with you and family

Posted by Patricia Mesec - Schenectady, NY   July 20, 2015

Paula, I want to express my sincere condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let me know if there's anything you need. Jean

Posted by Jean Reeser - Schenectady, NY   July 19, 2015

Terri, Paula, and Andy,
Fred and I send our condolences and prayers. It was with great sadness to hear of Ralphs passing. Know he will always be with you, looking out for you in Spirit.

Posted by Jerri and Fred Hill - Schenectady, NY   July 19, 2015


Paula, Knowing all Ralph has been going through, his sense of humor and love of people gave us cause to believe everything was going to be okay. It was with shock and great sadness that we processed the news of his passing and our thoughts turned to you. You were his rock. Please know our love for our good friend extends to you in whatever you may need or comfort we can offer. We too will miss him greatly. Everyone at the Park Inn

Posted by Karen Robison - Schenectady, NY   July 18, 2015

We are sorry to hear this news, Today and Always keep your memories close to mind, they will bring you peace, comfort and strength.
Much Love Maggie & Mike Aragosa

P.S. Our home looked so much better because we had Ralph do our taping!

Posted by Mike & Maggie Aragosa - Scotia, NY - Friend   July 18, 2015


Terri & family, we are keeping you all in our prayers during this most difficult time. Ralph was a great guy who will be missed by all who knew him. God speed and God bless.

Posted by Mark & Pamela Hopkins - Schenectady, NY - Family   July 18, 2015

So sorry so sad too young many blessings my brother may peace be with you

Posted by Charlie hebert - Schenectady, NY - Friend   July 18, 2015

Paula and family, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Ralph was a wonderful person, anyone that knew him knew how much he loved you. Many prayers and hugs sent your way.

Posted by Brenda Olsen    July 18, 2015


My oldest brother, you will be with me always. I love you.

Posted by Paula Jean Matarazzo-Pemberton - Sister   July 17, 2015