Ralph J Politi, Sr.

January 18, 2021


Ralph J. Politi, Sr., 91, of East Hanover, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on January 18, 2021.  Ralph graduated from Orange High School and then Newark Academy.  He was a self-made entrepreneur and dedicated his life to his family, his church and his community.  He was respected and loved by all who knew him. 

Beloved husband of 69 years to Rita M. Politi (Cerra).  Devoted father of Mary Tracy, Karen Hartman, her husband Chris, Donna Zarelli, her husband Mike, Debbie Davis, her husband Ron, Rachel Chirumbolo, her husband Rich, Susan Wecksler, her husband Brian, Rita DeMartinis, her husband Dan, James Politi, the late Ralph Politi, Jr and his wife Rosemarie.  Cherished grandfather of 22 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  Brother-in-law of James Cerra, and his wife Linda.  Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  Ralph is pre-deceased by his parents and was the last surviving of 4 siblings. 

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and capacity limitations, funeral services are being held privately to the family, however, you are welcome to view the funeral mass virtually by visiting: on Friday at 10am.  A memorial service will be held at a later date, post pandemic, where Ralph’s life can be celebrated in a well-deserved manner.  The family appreciates your understanding and support during this difficult time. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ralph’s Memory to St. Rose of Lima Church, 312 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ 07936.

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Virtual Funeral Mass
January 22, 2021

10:00 AM

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