Ralph L. Archibald, 67, of Sandwich, formerly of Middleboro & Milton, died Oct. 11. Born and raised in Brockton, he graduated from Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School. He was a member and former secretary of Utility Workers Local 273 in Brockton and worked for many years as a gas fitter for Bay State Gas before retiring in 2011. During his time with Local 273, Ralph played the lead role in establishing the Douglas Gordon Memorial. Bursary in memory of a member of Local Lodge 273 who died in infancy. Fishing was his passion and he was a board member of the Miramichi Salmon Assn, a member of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, a member of the Boston Fly Casters, a longtime member of Trout Unlimited, a member of GOAL Massachusetts and the NRA. Ralph had fished extensively on Abacco Island in the Bahamas, Alaska, New Brunswick, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Labrador, Grand Lake Stream, Maine and his beloved Andoscogginn River in New Hampshire . He was also a life member of the Easton Rod and Gun Club where he was named Sportsman of the Year in 1985. His family would like to thank the caregivers at Harbor Point in Centerville and Broad Reach Hospice for the compassionate care they lavished on Ralph.
Beloved husband of Marilyn J. (Douglass). Son of the late Loring and Winifred Archibald. Son-in-law of the late Dolores Archibald. Brother of Carol Goodcuff and her husband Bob of Stuart, FL. Brother-in-law of Barbara Carey of East Bridgewater, Ruth Meucci of Sandwich and Donna Sassone and her husband Dick of Pocasset. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass at St. Agatha’s Church, Milton Tuesday morning October 18th at 11:00 am. Visiting time will be at the church before Mass on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Blue Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Cape Cod Health Care Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support, 4 Bayview St., W. Yarmouth, MA 02673 or to MSPCA Angell, Cape Cod Adoption Center 1577 Falmouth Rd Centerville, MA 02632 .
Posted on October 15, 2022
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