Danvers — Mr. Ralph V. Mirra, 62, of Danvers, beloved husband of Connie (Gianarelis) Mirra, died on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, surrounded by his family.
Born in Brookline, he was the son of the late Norino and Mary (Trofa) Mirra. He was raised and educated in Woburn, and was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1969. He continued his education at Bentley College, earning his bachelor’s degree in business and accounting.
A well-known and successful business man, Ralph was the co-owner of Mirra Co., Inc., of Georgetown. He specialized in real estate development.
A loving husband, father, brother, and uncle, Ralph was a member of the Masonic Order A.F. & A.M., was avid golfer, and enjoyed all sports. He was devoted to his family above all else, and will be deeply missed.
In addition to his loving wife of 28 years, Ralph is survived by his loving daughter, Adriana G. Mirra of Danvers; his devoted brother, Norino Mirra and his wife, Joanne, of Rye, N.H.; his nieces and nephews, Norino J. Mirra, Natalie Wright and her husband, Justin, and Christopher Mirra and Jennifer Mirra; his special cousins, Vincent and Maria Vinciguerra and family of West Newbury, and Antonio and Gilda Mirra and family of West Newbury; his six godchildren, Alexandra Carinos, Sandra Capo, Christina Pierce, George Gianareles, Norino J. Mirra, and George Hall; and many extended family and dear friends; and his cherished canine companion, Gucci.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., Route 62, Danvers, on Thursday, March 20, at 10 a.m., followed by his funeral service in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, Conant St., Danvers, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours are on Wednesday, March 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Ralph’s memory to the Danvers People to People Food Pantry, 12 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory, or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.