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CACCAVO, Raffaele (Ralph)


Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born Barile, Potenza Italy 8 December 1943.
Loving son of Rocco(dec) and Maria (dec).
Devoted brother and brother-in-law to Teresa and Ernesto, Alessandro (dec) and Ida, Paul and Lina(dec).
Loving partner to Ramona.
Adored father and father-in-law to Rocky and Antonietta and Marisa and Simon.
Cherished Grandfather to Samuel and Jacob, Daniel and Carla, always so interested and proud in everything they all did, you were his world.

Uncle Ralph to his many loving nephews and nieces.
Friend to so many.
The world is less bright,our strong guiding voice has gone, the laughter and storytelling no more.
What remains is your legacy of love, kindness, positivity, friendship and strength that you have taught us all by your example along with your many accomplishments.
Anything was possible in your eyes and you achieved so much.

We had to farewell you too soon but we were truly blessed to have had someone like you that loved us so dearly and was always involved in all we did.
The sun will continue to rise, the moon will set but there will be a void an absence in our lives that won't be able to be filled.
We love you, we admire your courage, strength and humility. You really were bigger than life, loved by so many but adored by us dad.

Reunited with those you love, waiting to go fishing.
God Bless you, rest peacefully until we meet again.

‘May the road rise up

to meet you may the wind

Be always at your back may the

sun shine warm upon your face, the

rains fall soft upon your fields,

and until we meet again may

God hold you in the

palm of His hand’

To Ralphs many loyal loving friends and extended family, we thank you all for care and love and messages and for watching over him.
To our beautiful angels Judy and Lindy we are blessed to have you in our family, you are forever in our hearts with love and gratitude your loving care will always be remembered and treasured.
To Dr Shane Dorney a longtime loyal friend to Ralph and the family, thank you for your care, love and guidance we will be forever grateful.

To our loyal longtime team that not only looked out for Ralph with their genuine care, kindness and friendship but helped us and kept everything going.
We appreciate all you do are so grateful to you all.

Our admiration and heartfelt thanks to Dr Sunit Sarkar, your incredible genuine care, gentleness, positivity and understanding we will always remember and be grateful for.

To Dr Roger Skierka thank you for going beyond to help, your visits brightened the day.
To all the amazing staff at the Icon Centre and Gibson Ward.
Your kindness and professionalism are embedded in our hearts forever.

Private funeral and burial at family request.
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In lieu of flowers please donate to the Cancer Council of Tasmania via their website.


Date listed: 7/6/2022

Publication: The Mercury