Ralph A. Quaglia, 73, of Edison, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at his home.
Born and raised in Jersey City, he lived there until he and his wife moved to Edison in 1973. Ralph was a 1968 graduate of St. Peter's College in Jersey City and he later obtained a MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business and then a Masters in Theology from Seton Hall University. He was very involved in both St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral in Metuchen & Sacred Heart RC Church in South Plainfield. At St. Francis, Ralph was past President of the Parish Council, an Eucharistic Minister, leader of the Evangelization Ministry, a Lector and part of RCIA. Most recently he was the Parish Life Coordinator at Sacred Heart RC Church leading Pre-Cana and Funeral Coordination among other matters since 2015. Professionally, Ralph worked in marketing for AT&T in Basking Ridge for 38 years & Prudential in Roseland for 13 years.
He is predeceased by his parents, Ralph & Pauline and sisters, Irene Kocienski, and Jane Ligouri.
Ralph's most important part of life was his family and friends. His generosity could not be matched because he always shared the gift we all treasure and that was time. For those lucky enough to share a moment with Ralph they always left with a sense of calm and optimism. He loved gathering with friends and family to enjoy a glass of wine and was known for the classic bolognese he made with his wife on Christmas. He could be regularly found with his children and grandchildren enjoying their company at home or on the sidelines of baseball, soccer, softball and basketball games or watching their performances in the choir or musical concerts. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn; children, Mark & wife, Kathryn, Erin-Aileen Quaglia and wife, Hillary, & Meghan Teal. He was blessed with nine grandchildren: Mark Jr., Bobby, Alexandria, William, Ava, Jack, Lachlan, Greyson, & Griffin and is also survived by a niece, Susan Walsh and 2 nephews, Richard and Matthew Kocienski.
A mass in his memory and celebration of life will be held at a date to be named in the future.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Brain Tumor Society, https://braintumor.org
Services will be private and under the direction of the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, Metuchen.