Ralph P. Cocco, 88, of North Haven, formerly of West Haven, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Elaine Alvarez Cocco. Ralph was born in West Haven on March 23, 1930 and was the son of the late Gennaro and Caroline Pecararo Cocco.  He served his country faithfully in the US Army during the Korean War.  Ralph was the former owner/operator of Jerri’s Luncheonette in West Haven for 35 years. He was a member of the West Haven Exchange Club and a volunteer fireman in West Haven on Engine #5. Father of Beverly Siperas (Steven), Gerard P. and Michael G. Cocco.   Grandfather of Laura and Matthew Siperas, Christian, Justin, Kyle and Taylor Cocco. Great-grandfather of Alexa Siperas and Hunter Cocco-Mazzacane. His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave. Friday morning at 9:30. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish at St. Barnabas Church, 44 Washington Avenue, North Haven at 10:00. Entombment with full military honors will follow in Saint Lawrence Mausoleum, West Haven.  The visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to7 PM. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405 or the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, I-91 Tech Ctr. # 3, Rocky Hill, CT 06067