In loving memory of

Ralph Walter Willis
October 31, 1952 - July 24, 2020

Ralph W. Willis, age 67, passed away at home on Friday, July 24th. He resided in Tiverton, RI. Ralph was born in Providence, RI on October 31, 1952. He was adored by his wife, Mary Willis. They were married for 37 years before her passing in 2017. Ralph is the beloved son of Ralph and Kathleen Willis, and is survived by many loving family members including his son, Sean Giles and his wife Jennifer. Two sisters Lori Tortolaniand her husband Kenneth and Teri Rozzero and her husband Michael. He leaves many nieces and nephews. Ralph was especially close with his Uncle Ted Garille and his wife Valerie and his longtime friend Larri Potts and his wife Nora. Ralph's granddaughter was the light of his life. In Ralph's professional life, he was a graduate of Rhode Island College. He excelled in sales, first in the restaurant supply industry and later a successfully senior sales associate in the elevator industry, before retiring in 2017. In his personal life, Ralph's passion was the ocean. At a young age he was introduced to boating and fishing by his father and led to a life on the water. Ralph found much peace on the water; whether he was on his boat, fly fishing from shore, or on his annual trip to Martha's Vineyard. We will always remember his unparalleled sense of humor. He will be dearly missed.

Services will be private.


Roseanne Ouellette wrote on Aug 4, 2020:

"Ralph will be sadly missed by all of us dog lovers and their pups who so enjoyed visiting with him at Battery Park! Run free with Riley and all your loved ones! Prayers and comfort to all his loved ones. Roger & Roseanne Ouellette, 6 Battery St"

janice fabiano wrote on Aug 2, 2020:

"Dear Lori, Ken and family, It was with great sadness that I heard of your brothers passing. May he rest in peace and may you hold your memories dear, knowing that you will see one another again one day. I am sure that he will be your very special angel. With sincere sympathy and love, janice fabiano "

Cheryl Casavant wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"I worked with Ralph at Atlantic Elevator South. He had such a kind soul and was always there with positive words of wisdom. I used to love listening to his fly fishing adventures and the joy he had spending time with his granddaughter. Though I hadn\'t seen Ralph in a while, I often thought about him as he had such a positive effect on my life...Rest in peace My Friend... -Cheryl Casavant"