Ralph W. Ezovski

Date of Passing:

January 26, 2024

Ezovski, Ralph W., 67, of Washington Road, Barrington, died peacefully on January 26, 2024 at Miriam Hospital, Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Deborah (Noyes) Ezovski.

Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Stephen and Ruby (Marks) Ezovski, he lived in Barrington for 44 years.

Mr. Ezovski was a member of the East Providence Police Department for 21 years retiring a Lieutenant in 1997. He was the Rhode Island State Director of NAGE-IBPO for the past 26 years. He also was an Adjunct Professor in the Criminal Justice Program at Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA.

Ralph was a graduate of Roger Williams University and the New England School of Law. He was a member of the Riverside American Legion Post #10 and the East Providence FOP Lodge #1. He enjoyed helping others and spending time with his loving family.

Mr. Ezovski was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam era.

Besides his wife of 45 years, he is survived by a daughter, Sara E. Broomhead and her husband Adam of Barrington; a son, Justin N. Ezovski of Barrington; three grandchildren, Max Ezovski, Charley Broomhead and Lucy Broomhead and a brother Michael Ezovski of Cumberland. He was the brother of the late Sandra Radcliff, Joy Malloy, Brian Ezovski and Cheryl Andrews.

His Funeral will be held on Saturday February 3, 2024 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service with Military Honors in St. John’s Episcopal Church, 191 County Road, Barrington at 11 a.m.

Calling hours are Friday February 2, 2024 from 4-8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Ralph’s memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 289, Canton, MA, 02021 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. I just learned of your passing from your cousin. Rest in peace my friend. Condolences to the family and the Department.

  2. Rest in peace brother-in-law. We already miss ya

  3. So sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was such a good friend to our Dad, Joe Ford. Hopefully they won’t cause too much trouble up there…

  4. We are so sorry for your loss Deb! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love to you!

  5. Ralph was such a great guy, he gave me some great advice after my father passed away. I will never forget his presence with his cigar. My deepest condolences to his wife, kids and their extended family.

  6. So sorry for your loss Deb and family. Ralph was a good friend and a better guy.RIP YOU WILL MISSED.

  7. Deb,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Ralph’s passing. He was such a great friend to me and I will miss him so much. Laura and I have been thinking about you, Sara, and Justin.

  8. Deb, Justin, Sara and all the family both Blood and Blue. Ralph was an awesome and loving person. He loved his family. Tim and I will and have always treasured knowing him. So many good times with you and Ralph. The Sunday morning breakfasts at Bob and Florence’s house, we still laugh at those great times..Love you all and Deb, you and the families are in our thoughts and prayers today and always.
    RIP Ralph we love you.

  9. Deepest condolences

  10. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Michele and Jerry Danish

  11. Karen and I send our deepest condolences to the family. Ralph was one of a kind and loved by all. He did so much for so many people it can’t be put into words. He was the kindest man I have ever known and with a heart of gold. In actuality if his heart was made of gold, he was the kind of man that would have sold it to help someone who was down on their luck. That was Ralph, Rest in peace my friend.

    Love and respect always

  12. I’m very sorry for your loss Deb and family. Will be thinking of you and sending my love.

  13. to Deb ,Sarah and Justin i am very sorry to hear about your loss ,Ralph was a nice guy and helped a lot of people .if you guys should need anything you have friends in me and my sister sue.

  14. This is such a huge loss.

    Ralph was the epitome of kindness, generosity, and goodwill toward mankind. People were better just by being around him. He never judged anyone but built people up. He is one of the nicest gentlemen I have ever had the good fortune to meet in my life! He will forever be missed!

    There are so many good memories of Ralph, and I hope your memories bring you some healing and comfort. My deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family,

    Ralph will always be in our hearts.

  15. So very sorry to hear of Ralph passing. He was the greatest guy. I met him through IBPO, him and Tony Capezza. I retired from SKPD and went to Naval War College Security. Ralph was instrumental in getting security guards into IBPO. RIP friend. We will meet again.

  16. Deb,
    Elise and I are very sorry for your precious loss. I have no words. We are lifting your family in prayer.

  17. Deb, I am so sorry for your loss, Chad and i will be thinking of you this week…

  18. My deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your entire family.

  19. I met Ralph through work. He was a solid guy. Great Police Officer.

    Suerely I was fortunate to have known him and am a better man for the meeting.

    My condolences to his family and his brothers and sisters of the East Providence Police Department.
    Fair well Sir.

    May he have been in heaven a half before the Devil knew he was gone.

  20. My deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family.

  21. To Ralph’s family, I’ll always remember all the good times & laughs we had going all the way back to the ‘70’s. If someone needed any help, Ralph was always there. Ralph & family are in my thoughts & prayers 🙏.

  22. So saddened to hear this news. Ralph was a wonderful man and committed to the cops who served. I got to know him when I was looking to get on the job back in the day. He was part of a special group of guys who were an influence for me. I’m sure he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go
    out to his family

  23. Sorry for your lost,Ralph will be well missed,good times at the American legion,god bless

  24. So sorry for your loss. Ralph was a good man. Our world has lost a good soul. RIP my friend

  25. Dear Deb and family, I am so sorry to hear that your husband passed away. He was taken away too young. I remember him always greeting me with a smile and that’s how I will remember him always. Lots of prayers your way for strength 🙏

  26. Ralph was a role model for officers in our times and I was thoroughly gratified for his guidance when I served on my local IBPO Exec Board. RIP Lt.

  27. So very sorry for your loss Ralph was surely one of a kind no else like him that I have ever known my condolences to the whole family. RIP

  28. One of the best men I have ever known. Had a lot of laughs with him , at both of our expenses. He could take it , and give it back.
    I will miss the banter.

  29. So sorry for your loss. Worked with Ralph for many years and I still owe him for some of the practical jokes we were involved in. I will miss him.

  30. Deb and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. What a kind and generous man he was. It was a pleasure to be in his presence. May he rest now. Lots of love and peace to you.

  31. Deb, I am so sorry for your loss.

  32. I had the pleasure of meeting Ralph many many years ago at the Legion and we spent many nights with my sister Annette solving the problems of the world. Great times. Amazing person who I was blessed to have met.
    Deb, Sara and Justin please accept my deepest sympathy and I hope you keep the memories close as it will help in the healing process.

  33. My condolences to Ralph’s family. Both his friends and law enforcement were beneficiaries of his demeanor, foresight, and intellect. An advocate in the best sense of the word. RIP, brother Ralph.

  34. Paula Ferguson & Family

    We are so very sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was a great person and police officer. Cherish all the memories you have with him because they will help you through this journey without him. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Family of the late Retired Lt. Frank Ferguson EPPD

  35. Deb and family…my condolences to all of you. Good laughs and lots of fun times will fill my memories of Ralph. He was a great guy and loved everyone. Rest in peace Ralph.

  36. Deb,

    I am so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was truly good person, a warm hearted and woderful friend.


  37. Rest in peace my brother You were a credit to police all over the stats I could always count on your

  38. Deb, my heart is heavy learning of Ralphs passing. He was a wonderful, considerate and caring man who touched my life and I am truly grateful that he did. He was also a very funny man and i have great memories of him making me feel a part of the group. I was mayor when Ralph came on the EPPD and instantly we hit it off. I spent many nights riding with him and learning his passion to help people. Clearly he touched many along his path of life. His passing leaves all of us with a deep sense of loss. Please know that Nancy and I send our love, support and prayers to you and the family.

  39. Ralph was an indispensable advisor when I was an IBPO local president some years ago—as well as a delightful lunch/grab a coffee companion. I have happy memories of a man I was happy to know.

  40. My thought ms and prayers to Deb and the family. Ralph was a great help to myself and the members of the Woonsocket Police Dept when we dealt with so many issues with the agency. His guidance and friendship made the agency a better place through difficult times.

  41. Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you and your children my prayers and condolences.

  42. Tiverton Police local 406 extend our deepest condolences to Ralph’s family, and the so many friends and colleagues that had the pleasure of knowing and working with him. A good guy and huge advocate for all in law enforcement. Rest In Peace Ralph, thanks for all the hard work.

  43. Deb, Justin and Sarah we are so so sorry for your loss. Ralph was such a great and honorable man. He will be greatly missed.

  44. Dear Deb, Sara & Justin:

    We were so sad to hear of your husband/dad passing. What a shock! He was a fun good guy. Be strong; he would want you to be. You have each other to lean on. ❤

  45. Deb, so sorry to learn of the passing of your husband. It is evident from all the posts that he touched many lives. I offer you and your family my sympathy and prayers as you go through this most difficult time.

  46. Ralphy Boy: My heart is truly in pain at the news of your passing. So many times over the years you made us all laugh during some difficult times but today, we cry. Cops in RI will miss your daily efforts to make their world a little easier and safer. Thank you my friend…..RIP brother. I will certainly miss you.

    Our condolences to Deb and the family for your loss. Thank you for sharing Ralph with us over the years.

  47. Dee and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family. It was a pleasure to have worked with Ralph all those years.
    May he rest in peace

  48. Deb and family, We are so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  49. My deepest condolences to Deb, Sara, Justin and the entire Ezovski and Noyes families on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Ralph was a very special person who left an indelible mark on the East Providence Police Department and on everyone who had the good fortune to know him. May you Rest in Peace Brother.

  50. Ralph was a good and principled man. I very much enjoyed working with him on union issues. His contributions made the profession better and he certainly left it better than he found it. RIP, brother.

  51. Deb, I am so sorry for your loss. He will also be a great loss to everyone who knew & loved. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

  52. Our heartfelt condolences to Deb and family. Lisa and I will always remember Ralph as a generous and caring man. It was an honor and privilege to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  53. So very sorry for your loss. He was an amazing person, and a negotiation genius. Always polished, polite and a gentleman. God Bless you all, at this most difficult time.

  54. Coventry IBPO Local 306 extends sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ralph. Ralph was a great person, a true leader, and a devoted advocate for Rhode Island Law Enforcement. His lasting contributions will be remembered with gratitude. It was an honor and a pleasure to know and work alongside him. May he rest in peace.

    With heartfelt sympathy,

    Graham MacCoy
    Union President
    Coventry IBPO Local 306

  55. To Deb and family sorry for your loss he will be greatly missed Ted and Ted Junior

  56. Deb, Sara, Justin and the entire family. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Ralph touched so many lives and he is beloved by all. He will be greatly missed. God Speed Ralph!

  57. Ralph was just a terrific all around person: quick to laugh, spirited, and a great advocate for his officers. We shall not see his like again,

    Lois Wims (CFPD 77-85) Normand Gamache (CFPD 79-99)

  58. Ralph, will be remembered for his unique and unwavering Union’s understanding of equality and unity. He was always a strong advocate for our Police Union and protecting officers rights. His personal knowledge of contracts, policies, procedures, rules & regulations, State & Federal laws, and including the Police Officers Bill of Rights played into his daily life. It was truly a privilege to have personally known Ralph, an honor to have worked with him. God Bless, Rest in Peace. “Thin Blue Line” Respecfully John Mathias

  59. It is with sadness we read of Ralph’s passing. Our hearts go out to you Deb and for all your family. I worked with Ralph most of my career and have so many memories both on and off duty. We love you Deb and our thoughts and prayers will be with you. May you rest in peace brother Ralph.

  60. Deb, Sara,Justin and the entire extended Ezovski family, please accept my sincerest condolences on Ralph’s passing.

    He was a special person who touched so many lives including mine.

    Ralph was a true and dedicated “guardian of the guardians”and he will be missed by everyone who was privileged enough to know him.

    Rest In Peace my brother and friend.🙏🏼

  61. Heartfelt Sympathies from Laura & I

  62. Deb, Sara, Justin and family, may your memories comfort you in this time of grief. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You all share a special place in my heart. EPPD family always.
    May he rest in peace, God Bless.

    Katie Kelley (Trail)

  63. Deb, so sorry for you and your family Ralph was a special person and will be missed

  64. Very sorry for your families’s loss. He treated the rookies well in 1997. A good man and a good cop. RIP Lt 💙

  65. My deepest condolences to you Deb and Sara and Justin and to the Noyes/Ezvoski families and to all of us who loved and worked with him. There will never be another like him. RIP, EZ.

  66. Deb and family
    sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
    Page Sherlock

  67. Deb, so sorry for your loss, my condolences to you and your family. Such great memories with you both and with my parents at the legion.

  68. Condolences to the Ezovski family. I met Ralph early in my career with the Pawtucket PD. I admired Ralph for his intellect and dedication to all in law enforcement. He was always available for consult and advice. Ralph was a great man that will be missed. He left his mark in E.P. and throughout the state. RIP brother.

  69. Rest In Peace, Ralph. My sincere condolences to Deb, Sara, Justin and the Ezovski/Noyes Family. It is a very, very sad time.

  70. Dear Deb, Sarah, Justin & Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing and of your loss. I am thinking of you all in this time and I hope that in the future your memories will bring you peace and comfort.

  71. Deepest sympathy Debbie and family, may you find comfort in knowing that he is resting in peace now

  72. It is with great sadness to read of Ralph’s passing. My heart goes out to Deb, his children, and the many brother officers and friends. I worked almost my entire career with Ralph. We shared so memories both on and off duty. I am so sorry Deb that Bert and I are unable to make any services. Bert and I love you and will keep you and your family in our prayers. Rest in Peace brother Ralph.

  73. Rip Ralph you’ll be missed deeply. You were so loved by many. I remember when we would always talk at the legion about everything. You were an uncle to me in my eyes. I love you ❤️.

    I’m so sorry Debbie and Justin and Sara and family ❤️🙏

  74. My deepest condolences to Deborah, Sara, Justin and the extended family at the EPPD. Good man. Great cop. True friend. He was the furnace at the EPPD and meant the world to us. The keel in a sea storm. There was no one like him. I learned so much from him from my first day and well into my retirement. We all did. I will miss him terribly. May he Rest In Peace.

  75. We are so sad about Ralph’s passing. Always willing to help a friend, he will be missed. Much love to Deb, Justin and Sara. You are in our prayers. Christine and Paul (Kiesta) Pereira.

  76. Worked many contract negotiations with Ralph, he was always a pleasure to work with. I’ll miss his expertise and amazing smile.

    Thinking of his family during this difficult time.

    Thank you Ralph for all you did 🩵
    Rest in eternal peace 🕊️

  77. Ralph was a great union leader. So sorry to hear about his passing. My thoughts to his family. In solidarity, Pat Crowley RI AFL-CIO

  78. So saddened to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was one of a kind. A truly kind and caring individual. Deepest condolences to Deb and family. RIP My Brother from another mother.

  79. Condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr Ralph Ezovski. He was a good man, and a tireless advocate for his law enforcement brothers and sisters. Rest easy.

  80. Words can not express how deeply saddened I am to hear of Ralph’s passing. I am so sorry to all of you. He did so much for me and for so many others. He will be missed greatly by everyone who knew him.

  81. So very sorry for your loss

  82. Deb and family, I am so very sorry for your loss! Ralph was one in a million …. He touched so many lives and impacted so many folks professionally and personally. May memories of the past comfort you in the days ahead. There are no words ….

  83. My sincere condolences to Debbie, Sara, Justin and grandchildren.
    Ralph was such an awesome person and he touched so many lives.
    May you find strength within each other in the days to come. 🙏

  84. Deb &family so sorry for your loss

  85. You will be missed I will never forget our fun times at the Legion

  86. My condolences to Deb Justin and Sarah so sad he will be missed great man God bless you Ralph rest in peace brother

  87. Sending my condolences to Deb and the family I am so sad to hear of Ralph’s passing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Ralph was one of the good guy’s.🙏

  88. Debbie and Family,
    You have my Deepest sympathy. Ralph was a wonderful man. He was so full of Love and humor. He will leave many with wonderful memories to hold dear.

  89. Deb and family so very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and your family in this difficult time and send our love.

    Barbara, Denise, and Chappy

  90. Sorry for your loss he was a good guy Arthur and I will miss him

  91. Deb’s d family,
    Mark and I are so sorry for your family’s loss. Cherish the many wonderful memories you made through the years. Those memories will get you through the tough days ahead. You will all be in our thought and prayers🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻.
    Mark and Maureen Nolan(Sweeney)

  92. To the Ezovski and Noyes Family, I am so very sorry of your loss.I am proud to say Ralph was a good friend of mine for 45 year’s He was a very good hearted gentleman who helped everyone. May he Rest in Peace and God Bless Him.

  93. Deb so sorry for your loss my prayers go out to you and your family. Ralph was a great person and helped everyone. God Bless you

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