OBITUARY: Ralph J. Lombardi, 79

Ralph J. Lombardi, 79, husband of Monica Boulay Lombardi, died March 12, at home.

Born in Ansonia on June 24, 1936, son of the late Pasquale and Michelina Giarratano Lombardi; U.S. Army; communicant of St. Augustine Church, Seymour where he served daily Mass for 10 years; awarded the Saint Joseph Archdiocesan Medal of Appreciation in 2012, by Archbishop Henry J. Mansell, DD.

Also survived by a son, Christopher Lombardi of Bangkok, Thailand, a daughter, Lynn Lombardi of Fountain Valley, Calif., a sister, Jean Michalak of Shelton, nephews, Joseph Michalak (Claire), Lawrence Michalak (Lorie) and their children, many cousins, and his wife’s children, Daniel Pantaleo (Sandra) and Kathryn Pantaleo.

Visiting hours: Tuesday, March 15, 4-7 p.m., Spinelli-Ricciuti/Bednar-Osiecki funeral home, 62 Beaver Street in Ansonia. On Wednesday, his funeral will take place at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Augustine Church, 35 Washington Avenue, Seymour. Burial follows in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery, Derby.