Ralph Tunene Toney affectionately known as "Grizzly Bear" was born February 6th 1980 in Framingham, Massachusetts. He was loved by his three parents, Ralph Tenean Jackson, Greer E. Toney and Beatrice G.English. He died on November 18, 2019 at the age of 39.
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Raised in Roxbury and Dorchester, Ralph attended Boston Public Schools (BPS). Upon graduation from Brighton High School in June 1998, he matriculated at Roxbury Community College where he majored in Business Management. He was a man of many trades and ultimately found his career path in the construction field. He was a member of Local 17 Sheets Metal Union and worked at Cox Engineering in Randolph, MA and CambridgePort Air Systems in Georgetown, MA. In addition to working, he played an intricate role in running his family's business, Chez-Vous Rollerskating Rink, located in Dorchester, MA.
On May 4th 2019, Ralph married Melissa Willis- Toney of MA. They shared two sons, Ralph T. Willis and the late Kyzr L. Willis- Toney.
Ralph was a very funny and loving guy who could be heard everywhere saying one of his many favorite phrases ..."YUUUUURP" . If you were out with him,. it felt as if there wasn't a person in the place who didn't know him. He loved everyone no matter what walk of life you came from. Ralph was a man who loved being around his family and friends. He had a fondness for food and loved trying different types of dishes. Ralph loved traveling , hunting and camping. He was genuinely a people's person and was loved by everyone who came in contact with him.
Ralph was preceded in death by his son Kyzr L. Willis-Toney, grandparents, Anna Mae & Robert L. Toney. Jacqueline & Ralph Jackson abnd Rainey & Sara Gardner; sisters, Regina Toney and Joyce A. Newson, uncle, Ronald Willoughby, aunt Trry A. Toney and godmother Carrie L. Dillard.
Ralph leaves to cherish his memeory, his lovely wife Melissa Willis - Toney, son little Ralph T. Willis, his parents Ralph T.Jackson (Andraya) Greer E. Toney and Beatrice G.English. Siblings, Edward Toney (Tasha), Anthony Toney (Laura), Tunene Jackson (Cynthia) Jessie Toney (Otis), Greer Robinson (Dana) Sarahee Bowie, Shakima Bowie, Jacqueline R. Jackson, Sinahra D. Jackson, Betty Jean Gandy (Michael) Angel Harrison, geat grandmother, Coralee Price. In-laws, Gary and Laura Willis, Gary and Willie Willis, longtime best friends, Santos Ruiz and Alex Ruiz as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.. Ralph will be definitely missed by all who love him.