Peter Ranciato, 75, of Winding Brook Lane, Wallingford passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at the Smilow Cancer Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Roberta Sternchak Ranciato. Peter was born in New Haven on January 31, 1937; son of the late Peter and Carmel Rocco Ranciato. He was a former Public Insurance Adjuster and Consultant for several Fire Restoration Companies until his retirement. Peter served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army and was a talented chef, having owned and operating various restaurants in his earlier years. Beloved father of Neil (Kristin) Ranciato of Wallingford. Loving step-father of Gary (Tiffany) Spinnato, Brian, Andrew and Robert Spinnato all of Wallingford. Devoted grandfather to Jeannine, Peter and Stephen Ranciato and step grandfather to Alex Spinnato. Beloved brother of Joseph Ranciato, Michael (Celeste) Ranciato all of North Haven, Louis (Maryann) Ranciato of Wallingford, John (Paula) Ranciato of East Haven and the late Raymond Ranciato. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Friday morning at 9:15. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Saint Therese Church at 10:30. Interment will follow 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.