John Ranauro

John C. Ranauro Sr.

Saturday, April 20th, 1929 - Friday, May 29th, 2020
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Ranauro, John C., Sr. of Arlington, passed away at the age of 91 on May 29. Beloved husband of Mary (Campobasso) Ranauro of Arlington. Loving father to Paul and his wife Karen of Pepperell, John of Arlington, Steven and his wife Tracey of Las Vegas, NV and the late Elaine Ranauro. Dear grandfather to Candace Ryan, Jodie Crowley, Justin Ranauro, Julia Ranauro and seven great grandchildren. Son of the late Carmine & Mildred (Dellorfano) Ranauro and brother to the late Carmine Ranauro. Due to precautions surrounding CoVid-19 all arrangements are private and under the care of DeVito Funeral Home in Arlington, MA. A private burial will take place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's name may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Nicholas P. Paras

Posted at 11:09am
Mrs. Ranauro, Paul, John, and Steven,
I am very sorry for your loss. Our families are not strangers to such things, as we sadly know. I have good memories of John—I mean Mr. Ranauro—and growing up on Wyman Terrace. He was always nice to me (as nice as a bratty kid like me deserved), and even sold me my first guitar! Around 1972 or so (I was 14) I went into his store, Johnny’s Spa, to drown my sorrows in candy after despondently returning from a music store in “the center,” where I found that I couldn’t afford anything. Somehow we got on the subject and he told me he had a guitar he’d sell me for $15! So if you’re still looking for that guitar, boys, that’s where it went.
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karen manzelli cartolano

Posted at 12:19pm
My thoughts are with all of you and sweet Mary. I am so very sad to hear that John has passed. I'm so sorry that I did not reach out and call him few months ago when I was thinking of him and Mary. I think of them fondly. John was ALWAYS the person who showed up at EVERY family event (we had) for as long as I can remember whether it was a happy or sad occasion. This is why I got to know him..because he took the time to get to know us. He respected family and my mom was so grateful to keep in touch with her cousins and for her kids to know them. Whether it was bringing Aunt Millie & Uncle Carmeno, just he and Mary, or recently coming by himself, he would go out of his way. We always enjoyed his company and his sense of humor greatly. I have the utmost respect for his kindness and patience in taking care of his parents and Mary . I wish I could attend the services and would be willing to come and stay in the car to show my support as he deserves it. Rest in peace. Karen Manzelli Cartolano

Paul and Judy (the other JR) Rufo

Posted at 05:26am
With loving memories of "John Ranauro", it has been a pleasure knowing you, and an honor to call you friend. See you on the other side,
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