Ralph E. Tursini passed away peacefully on October 3, 2022. He was 82 years old.
Born and raised in Vineland, New Jersey, to parents Emidio and Mary (Mazzi) Tursini, Ralph has been a resident of Peapack for the last 50 years.
Ralph earned his bachelors from Georgetown University and his master’s in business at Rutgers University. He was an insurance industry executive and retired after 24 years with Marsh & McLennan, having started his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. and Sea-Land Service, Inc.
Ralph was an active member of his Peapack-Gladstone community, serving on the Board of Adjustment and the Peter Ellis Van Doren Scholarship Fund. He was devoted to his faith as a parishioner of St. Brigid Church and a member of Knights of Columbus. He was a board member of Mane Stream. He was active with Wilkinson Gun Club. He was a talented craftsman and inspired a love of the arts and culture in his children. He enjoyed many hobbies including hunting and shooting sports, fishing, horseback riding, woodworking, and boating. His loyal presence and steady counsel were cherished, and his fun-loving spirit will be dearly missed, especially by his grandchildren and lifelong friends.
Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Bonnie Ann Tursini, daughters Stephanie (Jay) O’Callaghan of Mendham, NJ, and Janine Tursini of Washington, D.C., and son Ralph (Andrea) Tursini Jr. of Cambridge, Vermont, sister Anita M. Early of Brigantine, NJ, and grandchildren Jack, Patrick, and Caroline O’Callaghan, and Micah and Emmett Tursini. He is preceded in death by his brother, Joseph G. Tursini.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 7, from 4-7 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home, 176 Main St, Peapack NJ 07977. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 8, at 10:30 AM at St. Brigid Church, 129 Main Street, Peapack. In lieu of flowers, pour out a Pepsi in his honor and hold the bell peppers. Donations in Ralph’s memory may be made to Mane Stream or Atlantic Visiting Nurse.