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Ralph Avitable

Ralph A. Avitable

Tuesday, March 8th, 1949 - Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Ralph A. Avitable, 71, a longtime Meriden resident, husband of Sharon Poynton Avitable, died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, August 3, 2020. Born in Meriden on March 8, 1949, he was the son of the late Anthony and Ernestine (Modelski) Avitable.

Mr. Avitable was employed by the City of Meriden for over 50 years, from the time he was 17 years of age until his retirement in 2017. He was well known and respected by many of his colleagues.

Anyone who knew Ralph knows of his love of cars, but his greatest love was his family.

Besides his wife of 49 years, he is survived his son, Jonathan Avitable and his wife Jessica; his daughter, Kym Avitable Sullivan and her husband Conan; and his five beloved grandchildren, Briana Rose, Jonathan Michael Jr., Joseph Michael, Laney Hope and Logan Arthur. He was predeceased by his sister, Dianna Avitable.

The family respectfully asks for privacy during this time and encourages those to honor Ralph’s memory by taking a long peaceful ride in your car, listening to the oldies. The Intimidator had his last Ride!

All services are private. Arrangements are under the direction of the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden. For online condolences, please visit
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Michael Sposato

Posted at 01:53pm
Ralph was a kind, hard working and always helpful man. I was fortunate to have him as a friend these past few years. It was a great pleasure of mine to work on my Ford Model A with him. He gave great advice on all things mechanical and I loved his charming witticisms about people and life in general. He left an excellent legacy in his son and grandson whom I am fortunate enough to also count as my fiends. If he cannot be with us today, then he is in the next best place God has to offer him.
He will be missed by many.
Michael Sposato

Diane Dingwell

Posted at 08:09am
Sharon and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I've known Ralph all my life, he was such a wonderful person. He was a good friend to my family especially my father, which I'm sure is greeting him with a joke or two. He's in good hands now, may you find peace in your memories, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Diane Dingwell

Kenneth Hodge

Posted at 08:22am
My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the family cherish all the memories RIP Ralph 🙏🏻 Ken Hodge

Sharon Roady

Posted at 05:22pm
Sharon , Jon , Kym and family
I am heartbroken for all of you . So many fun Party’s and Holidays at Jon and Jessica’s with Ralph and all of you . May God bring you comfort and live during this time of grief . And remember all of the times good and bad and the love he had for all of you. I’ll be taking my ride today In my Black Chevy Malibu rockin those oldies in Ralph memory .
Love to all of you , Sharon Tyler and Stephen

Rosemary Gervais

Posted at 10:52am
To a wonderful man, who will be greatly missed by all that knew Ralph. With a heavy heart, my deepest condolences to Sharon, Jon, Kym and family.
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