As an innovator, Ralph had a distinguished career in the manufacturing business culminating in various corporate leadership roles prior to his retirement. A proud marine, devoted husband of 72 years, and father, he enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He had a particular love of the ocean and enjoyed boating throughout his life.
Ralph is survived by his three children, Ralph Palermo, Robert Palermo (Patricia) and Linda Palermo (H.A. Hamilton), four grandchildren (Alex, Laura, Michael, Elliott), three great-grandchildren, a niece and nephews. Ralph was predeceased by his wife Grace DellaCorte Palermo and brothers, Michael and Joseph.
Visitation will be held at Lacerenza Funeral Home in Stamford, Connecticut on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Burial will follow October 4, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Fairfield Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to the Ocean Conservancy.