, Salem, MA

May 10, 2013

Ralph J. Renzulli, Jr., 78

Rowley, MA — Ralph J. Renzulli, Jr., passed away on May 7, 2013, at The Seaview Retreat Nursing Home in Rowley after a lengthy illness. He was the loving husband of Margaret (Mort) Renzulli, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage.

Born in Everett on June 26, 1934, he was the son of the late Ralph and Margaret (Shyne) Renzulli. He graduated from Everett High School, where he played football. Ralph was the owner of R.M.R. Tile Company in Saugus for many years until his retirement. He was a lover of the outdoors and enjoyed hunting. In his retirement, he was a constant at all his grandchildren’s games and dance recitals.

Besides his wife, Margaret, he is survived by his son, Ralph J. Renzulli III and his wife, Donna of Rowley; and his daughter, Mariellen Burkinshaw and her husband, John of Georgetown; a sister, Anne Martino of Amesbury; six grandchildren, Ralph J. IV, Christopher, Matthew and Michael Renzulli and Keith and Serena Burkinshaw and many nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013, at St. Rose of Lima Church, 12 Park St., Topsfield. Burial will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Lake St., Peabody. Visiting hours are Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. For more information, visit