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Ralph Fabbri

December 4, 1937 — January 18, 2022

East Chicago



In the presence of family in his East Chicago home, Ralph Fabbri, age 84, moved on to his heavenly home on January 18, 2022.

Ralph was born in Hammond to Ralph and Anita (Ciucci) Fabbri on December 4, 1937. He graduated from Bishop Noll High School in 1955. He married Judith J. Foreman on April 15, 1967, in Hammond. He was a veteran who served in the Army and Army Reserves. He was involved in the Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge #981, Kiwanis, Cesare Battisti Lodge #27, Good Fellows Club, Club Ki-Yowga and American Legion #369.

In his hometown of East Chicago, for many years he owned and operated the family business his father started there, Ralph’s Pizzeria. Anyone who lived in Northwest Indiana knew and loved Ralph’s. After all, they had the best pizza and “personalities" in the region! Ralph loved baseball, basketball and football and was a life-long fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Bears, no matter what! He just couldn’t get into hockey at all. Ralph was known for his quick, and sometimes cutting, wit. As you each remember Ralph, please share your fond memories about him with each other and with us, his family.

Ralph is preceded in death by father, Ralph Fabbri; mother, Anita (Ciucci) Fabbri; father-in-law, Harold J. Foreman; mother-in-law, Lina Foreman; sister-in-law, Susan Foreman; and brother-in-law, Thomas Foreman.

Ralph’s memory will be kept alive by all who knew him, but especially by his family and close friends. He is survived by wife, Judith J. Fabbri; son, Daniel L. Fabbri and wife, Sonia; daughter, Laura L. Fabbri; daughter, Lisa A. (Fabbri) Medrano and partner, Arnaldo Rodriguez; sister, Terese A. Fabbri; grandchildren, Joshua D. Medrano, Tyler D. Fabbri, Joseph A. Medrano, Jessica A. Medrano, Jeremy E. Fabbri and Shane L. Fabbri; niece, Bridget Foreman, and close family friends, Ange Benz and David Medrano (former spouse of Lisa and father of their three children).

Ralph’s family would appreciate if you would refrain from sending flowers. Cards, notes and prayers are welcomed. St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home ( and The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana ( are organizations that Ralph supported and respected greatly. Donations, in Ralph’s memory, to support their work would be greatly appreciated.

Ralph’s family extends our sincere thanks to the Transitions Hospice team for their compassionate assistance in the care of Ralph during the last months of his life here with us.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ralph Fabbri, please visit our flower store.

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