Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Ralph B. Boccanera
Ralph B. Boccanera, 87, of South Brunswick died Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Morris Hall at St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Center in Lawrenceville.
Born and raised in Schuylkill County, PA, Ralph resided in South Brunswick for 65 years where he was a founding member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Church. He was employed as Master Technician, Research and Development, Union Carbide Corporation in Bound Brook, NJ and retired after 44 years of service. Ralph was a US Navy veteran assigned to active duty during the Korean Conflict, was a member of VFW Post #9111, Kendall Park, and a founding member of American Legion Post #482, now American Legion Post #401, Monmouth Junction, NJ.
Son of the late Alfred and Raphael (Greco) Boccanera, husband of the late Rose M. Boccanera, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law Eva Boccanera-Pereira and Walter Pereira, and Justine Boccanera and Daniel Therry, and one grandchild Erik Botsko.
Calling hours will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Road at New Road, Monmouth Junction.
The Funeral will be held at 9:00 AM Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Thursday at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, 45 Henderson Road, Monmouth Junction.
Burial will follow in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Shenandoah Heights, PA.
616 Ridge Road at New Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
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Phone: (732) 329-2000