Rafael Angel Crespo

  • Died: March 29, 2019
  • Location: New Haven, Connecticut

Washington Memorial Funeral Home of North Haven

4 Washington Ave
North Haven, CT 06473

Tel. (203) 239-6000

Tribute & Message From The Family


Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin and Friend

Message From The Family

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Rafael "Ralph" Angel Crespo, 60 of New Haven died peacefully on Friday, March 29, 2019 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Fatima Graciela Neira Crespo. Ralph was born in Chicago, IL on April 29, 1958, a son of the late Domingo and Francisca MontaƱez Crespo, grew up in the Bronx, NY, and had resided in New Haven for the past thirty nine years. Ralph served as a police officer for the New York City Police Dept. for ten years before moving to New Haven in 1980. He worked as a head custodian for the City of New Haven, Dept. of Education for twenty years until retiring in 2012. Ralph is also survived by six daughters, Zoraida Crespo of Bridgeport, Jenny Quiles and Gladys Marie Quiles of San Juan, PR, Luz Marie (Rick) Panis and Briana Crespo of New Haven, and Brunilda Crespo of Florida, four sons, Angel Rafael Crespo of Willimantic, Rafael Angel Crespo, Jr. and Eduardo Rafael Crespo of New Haven, and Andrew Rafael Crespo of Watertown, two sisters, Rosa Maria Crespo and her husband Frank Alvarez of Vega Baja, PR and Aida Crespo of New Haven, one brother, Orlando Crespo of Vega Baja, ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. THERE WILL BE NO CALLING HOUS. Everyone is invited to go directly to St. Anthony Church, 70 Washington Ave., New Haven on Saturday, April 6th for a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be private. The Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven has been entrusted with arrangements. www.washingtonmemorialfh.com


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Posted by Millie Rodriguez - NY   April 07, 2019

Posted by Mary Gonzalez - East Haven, CT   April 06, 2019

RIP my friend . Mis condolencias para la familia. Dios me los bendiga

Posted by Walter y Marlin Arroyo - New Haven, CT   April 06, 2019

My condolences to the family...

Posted by Diana Cruz - Waterbury, CT   April 06, 2019

Gracie, I am so very sorry to hear about your wonderful husband. He was a great man. So loving and caring. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you honey. Hugs and kisses. Toni from the credit union.

Posted by Toni Morrissey - Hamden, CT   April 06, 2019

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He was a great person and so caring. He'll be missed. RIP Rafy...til we meet again.

Posted by Maira Echevarria - New Haven, CT   April 05, 2019

To Rafael's family,

I was fortunate to have R.C. serve as the head custodian at Benjamin Jepson School while I was school principal.

R.C. always kept the children first in everything he did.

He was a good friend who will be deeply missed.

Please know that he will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

John Vigliotti
NHPS Retired

Posted by A friend   April 04, 2019

Ralph was an avid supporter of the Truman School Community. We will remember his everyday greetings and all the stories! I will especially miss my morning friend! Rest in peace Ralph
Kathy Mattern

Posted by kathy mattern - shelton, CT   April 04, 2019

Awww I remember when we first met back 2003 while grace was my manager we all became friends thank you for been amazing friend for taking care of my son at Truman you was truly amazing person and friend you will be truly miss rip my friend.to graciela and family I'm so sorry for your lost may god give you all the strength you guys need this time.

Posted by Hilcia Martinez - New haven, CT   April 04, 2019

Ralphie will forever be remembered for his friendly nature and great storytelling. He would enter any gathering and quickly become the center of attention, telling jokes and sharing his vast life experiences. The center of his life were his children and lovely wife Graciela, whom he loved greatly. We will all miss Ralph, but we will ALWAYS remember him...he was an unforgettable guy.

Posted by Maria Elena Berrios-Gunn    April 04, 2019

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Rip Ralphie we will miss u

Posted by Silvia Pinos - New Haven, CT   April 04, 2019

I WOULD LIKE TO SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO THE CRESPO FAMILY AT THE TIME OF THEIR LOSS, I WORK WITH RAFAEL AT THE BOD HE WAS A GOOD PERSON WITH A GOOD HEART AND ALWAYS MAKING YOU LAUGH AND SMILE REST IN PEACE RAFAEL (RC).YES YOU HAVE GAIN YOUR WINGS SO FLY HIGH MY CUSTODIAN BROTHER. FROM THE CUSTODIANS JACKIE,LUCINDA BRANTLEY AND FAMILY.

Posted by Jackie Brantley - New Haven, CT   April 04, 2019


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