Dr. Ralph H. Brancaccio, a retired radiologist who lived on Bayview Terrace in the Southampton Shores section of North Sea, died on May 25 at home. He was 96.
Dr. Brancaccio had been in solo practice for more than 40 years, after receiving degrees from Columbia University and the Long Island College of Medicine. He was a member of the Bay Ridge Medical Society, the Brooklyn Radiological Society, and the American College of Radiology peer review board. During his career, he was awarded a fellowship from the American College of Radiology.
He was born in Brooklyn on Nov. 1, 1916, to Anthony and Alfonsina Brancaccio.
Dr. Brancaccio’s family said he will be remembered for his love of the Southampton summer community, which he began visiting in the 1950s. He was considered an honorary member of the Southampton Hospital staff, they said.
His children, Dr. Ronald Brancaccio of New York City, Dr. William Brancaccio of Water Mill, and Elaine Arace of New York City, survive him, as do four grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and a brother, Dr. Armand Brancaccio of Southampton. His wife, Alma, died before him.
The Rev. Janusz Lipski said Mass for him at Our Lady of Poland Catholic Church in Southampton on Friday. He was buried at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Cemetery in Southampton.