Ralph DelVecchio, 96, of Hamden, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford with his family by his side.  He was the husband of the late Helen Czarniak DelVecchio.  Ralph was born in New Haven on June 6, 1919; son of the late Fabio and Mary Carbonelli DelVecchio; had worked for Universal Wire for many years and later for Orchard Lock Distributors until age 93.  He was a member of the Teamsters Local #443.  Father of Gloria (Joseph) Esposito and the late Dolores Perfetto.  Father-in-law of Pasquale Perfetto.  Sister of Gloria Federico, Antoinette Hotchkiss and the late Lawrence “Sonny”, Ernie and Virginia DelVecchio.  Also survived by 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the staff of Yale-New Haven Hospital, 6-4 South Pavillion for the excellent care they provided to Ralph.

Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Saturday morning at 10:00.  Family and friends may call from 8:30 am until time of service.  Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery.  Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the CT Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT  06405.