Ralph Trani

Obituary of Ralph Trani

Ralph “Ralphie” Trani 1929-2017

With great sadness, the family of Ralph Trani announces his peaceful passing at the Princeton Care Center on Monday, October 2nd, at the age of 88.

A life-long Princeton resident, Ralph resided on John and Lytle Streets for most of his life, only leaving to serve his country in the Army.  A former crossing guard with the Princeton School District, he was known for his daily walks to Nassau Street, and volunteering at The Kiosk in Palmer Square. He always greeted everyone with a smile. 

The son of the late Francesca Pesce Mazzella and Giovanni Trani, and stepfather Giuseppe Mazzella, Ralph’s memory will be cherished by his sister and beloved caretaker, Mary Meyer, sister Agnes Gilman, his brother and sister-in-law Richard and Filomena Mazzella, sisters-in-law Eva “Sis” Mazzella, Doris Trani, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers John Trani, Joseph Trani, Benjamin Trani, Francis Mazzella and sisters Carmella “Millie” McAllister and Natalie Trani.  

Calling hours are Friday, October 6, 6:00-9:00pm at Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. The funeral service will be on Saturday at 9:00am at the funeral home, followed by  a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, 10:00am at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 216 Nassau Street, Princeton. Burial will follow in the St. Paul’s cemetery.