In Memory Of

Mr. Ralph Frank

Service Information

Sunday, January 10, 2021
A special request;



Upon entering the building:

1. Under Governor Andrew Cuomo's guidance, all visitors must keep a mask or face covering on at all times and practice social distancing during the entire duration of their visitation. 

2. All persons attending will have their temperature taken upon entering the building. People attending will be asked to provide contact information (Full name and telephone number or email) for contact tracing should it become necessary. No contact information will be used for solicitation, this is solely for the Department of Health. 

3. Each Chapel has it's own maximum capacity, Fairchild Sons will police this policy and we thank you for your cooperation in following their directions. In the event that the chapel becomes at maximum capacity, we will request for you to wait outside of the building until someone else leaves the visitation. At that time we will make you aware that you are able to enter the building to pay your respects. 

Thank you for your cooperation during this time


Ralph F. Cipriani, age 95, died peacefully in his sleep, at his home in Garden City, NY, on January 8, 2021.  His wife of 71 years, Christine (Cialdella), was by his side.  Ralph was born in Greenpoint Brooklyn on February 18, 1925 to Italian immigrant parents, Giuseppe and Maria Cipriani.  He is survived by his loving wife and four children: Marie (Frank) DePietro, Joseph, Sylvia (Matthew) Donovan, and Ralph (Andrea).  He was a proud and loving grandfather to twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

As a young boy Ralph moved to Italy with his parents, where he ultimately met and married his beloved Christine on August 27, 1949.  He served in the United Stated Army in World War II as a translator, reaching the rank of Staff Sargent before returning home from the war. He and his wife, Christine, returned to the United States, where he studied chemistry in college.  He worked for many years as Chief Inspector for the Lee Spring Company in Brooklyn, NY, helping to craft high quality industrial springs.  Later, Ralph started his own motor scooter business in Garden City Park, something he always cherished. 

Ralph was a man of strong integrity.  He was bright, interested and sharp to the very last day of his life and could often be found watching a Yankee game (or Fox News),bantering on his political blogs or surfing the web. Ralph was a man of strong Catholic faith and a patriarch of his family. His goal in life was to provide for his family, give them a good foundation, send them to college and see them happy in their lives. Ralph was proud of his Italian heritage and proud to be an American. His love for his wife was forever enduring and their marriage was a model to all married couples.

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