Ralph A. Cannizzo

March 23, 2022



Ralph A. Cannizzo, a lifelong resident of Auburn passed away peacefully Wednesday March 23rd, 2022, at the age of 70 after a courageous battling with cancer. Ralph was the son of the late Sam and Theresa (Penna ) Cannizzo . He was a graduate of Mount Carmel High School, Class of 1969, and earned a business degree from Auburn Community College.

  Ralph was a resilient figure in the face of adversity and person who provided exemplary work and family dedication. His sense of family was second to none and he was as compassionate as he was dedicated. Even when ill, Ralph continued to push forward. He represented the good that we all need every day in our lives. He was one of a select few who could rise to overcome challenges. Ralph touched the lives of many people . 

He was able to accomplish much before his untimely passing. In addition to his success in business, Ralph had many personal interests, but his favorite thing to do was spend time with close friends and family.  He looked forward to Sunday Italian dinners  and Winter trips to Florida . Spring brought weekly highlights of travel golf outings with the boys and league golf at Highland Park Golf Course . Ralph’s passions included home landscaping , mowing the lawn ,antiquing for artwork, fishing off the dock and horse racing . He loved tails wagging  handing doggy biscuits to Ari, Marra & Luna . We are proud to have been able to call Ralph our husband, father, brother and grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him for his wit as well as kindness.

  He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Jean Marie ( Lattimore) Cannizzo, his three children, Justin, Jason and Jordan Cannizzo, three grandsons, Tyler Ely , Brendan & Ely Williams and their parents Kristy & Tavary Williams , three siblings, brothers Ronald Cannizzo, Richard ‘Rick’ (Colleen) Cannizzo, sister Sandra Mallory, and a dozen brothers and sister in-laws , as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated this Saturday, April 2nd at 12:30 pm in Sacred Heart Church, Melrose Rd.  Surprise someone with a plant or a bouquet of flowers. 

  Donations can be made in Ralph’s memory to Matthew House, Hospice or a charity of one’s choice.

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Memorial Mass
April 2, 2022

12:30 PM
Sacred Heart Church
90 Melrose Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021

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