Ralph P. DiNello, 70, of North Branford, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2013 at the Smilow Cancer Hospital. He was the husband of Deborah Carafeno DiNello. Ralph was born in New Haven on August 30, 1942; son of the late Raffaele and Louise Sanzone DiNello; was a graduate of Eli Whitney; served his country faithfully in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam era and attended the University of New Haven having taken some criminal justice courses. Ralph had served on the New Haven Police Department from August 14, 1967 to June 27, 1998 retiring as a Detective and later was a U.S. Federal Marshall until his retirement. Father of Donna DiNello Rockhill (Kermit) of North Branford, Teresa Ann DiNello of of Meriden and Steven Raffaele DiNello of North Branford. Also survived by his “favorite granddaughter” Samantha Jean DellaRocco.
Family and friends are invited to go directly to St. Augustine Church, Caputo Road, North Branford on Friday morning at 10:00 to attend a mass of Christian burial and are also invited to attend the committal services with full military honors immediately following in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 pm. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Smilow Cancer Hospital, P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508.