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“My condolences to the entire family, very sorry for your loss ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Tom Todisco - Revere, MA

“Oh Jim, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My condolences to you and your family. In reading the obituary, he was a remarkable man. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Debbie Moller - Woburn, MA

“As long as Henry is remembered, Henry will live on. MY deepest sympathies.Judy Simone ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: Alex Bulla - Revere, MA - Friend

“You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With love. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Corinne & Jack McNeill - Plymouth, MA

“I want too extend my prayers and sympathy to the Ranelli family. Put this picture on your fridge so that you can say good morning and good night to...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Bob Varney - Melrsoe, MA

“Even though i havent seen him in a while,Henry was a class act guy.He treated me,my cousins and all my uncles with respect back in the 80's when we...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Carlo Stanizzi - Framingham, MA

“One of my favorite customers always a smile on his face may he Rest In Peace ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Nancy Pittenger - Jackson, NH

“From Our Hearts to Yours We Wish You All Peace and Wonderful Memories ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Joe and Michele Guarino - Revere, MA

“John and family, So sorry about the passing of your beloved father. My most heartfelt condolences to all during this difficult time. May you...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Ann Raponi - Revere, MA

“Dear Rosemarie - our hearts and prayers are with you and all the family. Cousin Henry is at Peace and no longer stuggling with illness. May all your...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Carol (Fraccastoro) McCarthy - MA

“Our most sincere condolences to the family. So very sorry for your loss. You just gained another angel in Heaven. May he rest in peace...xo ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Vigliotta - Revere, MA

“So sorry for your loss Vinny, he is in a better place. Condolences to the entire family ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Randi Agri - cooper city, FL

“MISSY MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: PAT FOLEY - Melrose, MA - Friend

“Henry is in our prayers. My deepest condolences to the entire family. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: David Csicsek - Melrose, MA

“Myself and the boys are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Paul and your family during this time. Kristen Lynch...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Kristen Fennelly - Everett, MA

“I am very sorry for your loss our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Tony Schiavone - Malden, MA

“Steve - I am very sorry for your loss - prayers to you and your family ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Dineen Bartolo - Wakefield, MA

“I will always remember cousin Henry working (hard) side by side with his father Jimmy at our house in Everett and teaching (showing) me how to lay...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Phillip Ranelli - San Francisco, CA

“I'm so sorry to hear about Henry.... love to all... ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Denise Quist - Winthrop, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Henry Anthony Ranelli, of Melrose, died at his home surrounded by his family on August 26, 2018 at the age of 79. Henry was born in the North End of Boston, raised in East Boston and a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1957. Henry proudly served his country as a Demolition & Reconnaissance Specialist in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War receiving his rifle marksmanship & pistol sharpshooter, Judo and Bar badges, and off the coast of Cuba during the Bay of Pigs. After retiring from the Marines as a Drill Sargent he went on to study Architectural Engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Henry resided in East Boston until 1973 and the past 45 years in Melrose. He worked as an Estimator & Field Superintendent for the Carpenters Union Local #2168 for many years before his retirement at the age of 55. Henry was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Church for many years. After his retirement, Henry worked at Ranelli Auto Body formerly of Woburn, Ma. where he enjoyed restoring old cars. He was also an avid collector of Marine Corp paraphernalia. However, his greatest joy was spending time with his family especially his wife Rosemarie and listening to music. Henry was the beloved husband of Rosemarie (LaMonica) Ranelli for 57 years. Loving father of James Ranelli of Melrose, Steven Ranelli of Revere, John Ranelli & his wife Lynda of Saugus, Paul Ranelli & his wife Carla of Melrose and Michelle Shea & her husband David of Saugus. Devoted son of the late Vincent & Jean (Spadorcia) Ranelli. Cherished grandfather of Danyelle, John, Steven, Joseph, Rachel, Samantha and Carmella. Great grandfather of Clara & Nadia. Caring brother of Marie VanCampen & her late husband Richard of Everett, Vincent Ranelli ... READ MORE →