Retired Sgt. Ralph Gioiosa passes away

We are sorry to report that retired New Bedford Police Sgt. Ralph Gioiosa, Jr., 87, of Fairhaven died November 4, 2018 unexpectedly at St. Luke’s Hospital. 
He was the husband of Dolores E. (Medeiros) Gioiosa, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. 
Born in New Bedford, son of the late Ralph and Julia (Camaioni) Gioiosa, he lived in New Bedford most of his life before moving to Fairhaven 2 years ago. 
Mr. Gioiosa was a communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. 
He served as a police officer with the New Bedford Police Department for 39 years before retiring as sergeant and he was known as “Sergeant G.” In retirement, he was a courier for New Bedford medical and a van driver for Brandon Woods Nursing Home and Community Connections. 
Mr. Gioiosa enjoyed practicing hypnotism. 
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. 
Survivors include his wife; a son, David Gioiosa and his wife Karen of Sutton, MA; a daughter, Susan Bissonnette and her husband Brian of Lakeville; a sister, Celia LeClair of Fairhaven; 3 grandchildren, Michael Gioiosa, Matthew Pittsley and Celeste Bissonnette; 3 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 
He was the brother of the late Mary Olassen, Theresa Kester and Elinor Curran. 
His visiting hours will be held on Friday, November 9th from 4-8 PM in the the Saunders-Dwyer Home For Funerals, 495 Park St. New Bedford. His Funeral Mass and burial will be private.
Rest in peace Sgt. G.