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Ralph W. Steeves, 94,

Ralph W. Steeves, 94, of Bellingham formerly of Milford, passed away September 13, 2017 at the Blaire House of Milford.  He was the husband of the late Dorothy M. (Gandolfi) Steeves who passed away in 2007. He was born in New Brunswick Canada son of the late Elisha and Josephine M. (Beaumont) Steeves and lived in Maine before moving to Milford in 1946. He was educated in the Maine schools.

Mr. Steeves was a decorated World War II Army Veteran, receiving two Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, for injuries received in Holland by a sniper, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge. In 2006 he was the recipient of the Highest Honor in France, The Badge of Honor.                

Mr. Steeves retired in 1988 from Lentros Engineering in Ashland where he was employed as a machinist. He is survived by two sons Robert R. Steeves and his wife Nancy of Attleboro, John J. Steeves and his wife Sharon of Blackstone, two daughters Sharon E. and her husband Thomas Ficco of Franklin, Cynthia L. Masse of Bellingham, daughter-in-law Catherine Steeves of Uxbridge, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his son Peter Steeves and his grandson Michael Masse and son-in-law Lionel Masse.                  A funeral home service will be held Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10 A.M. at the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St.  The burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery on Medway Rd. in Milford.       

Calling hours are Sunday from 4 to 6 P.M.          

In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project 4899 Belfort Rd. Suite 300 Jacksonville FL 32256 

Guest Book

So very sorry for your loss Sharon and John. My thoughts and prayers are with you ❤️
Cheryl mcgrath

We were so fortunate to get to know Ralph these past few months. Please accept our deepest sympathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Fran and Leo Garrigan, Kevin, Peter, Susan Garrigan and Mike Damiano.
Fran Garrigan

Bob, So sorry to hear about your Dad. Remember him always being at the Little League Games. Bob Crandall
Bob Crandall

I was so sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. He was a true hero in so many ways. He greeted me so warmly every time I returned to Milford and saw him at the It Vets. We had so many interesting and fun chats. He loved to hear about my life in Australia and I loved hearing his stories of his children and grandchildren who he loved very much. Catching up with Ralph was always a high light of my trips back to Milford. My sincere condolences to his family and all who knew and loved him.
Jan Macchi Carson

Rest easy grandpa was a honor to have met you. Was always great to see you smiling at the racetrack! Rest easy grandpa

Thank you sir for your service to our country!
Bobby Croft

JOHN & Sharon I am so sorry for your loss. He always had a smile for me when I would pop my head to see him. God Bless you & your family. RIP Mar. Steeves
Christine Gaffney

Ralph defines the true meaning of hero! What an amazing legacy he leaves as a hero, husband, father, family and friend. Eva and I were so sad to hear that he had passed. I know your family is grieving but you will always find comfort with so many great memories, his legacy will surely live on for eternity. Eva and I send our deepest condolences and prayers to Ralph and your entire family.
Brian and Eva Bodio

Sharon, so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I know how hard it is to lose a parent. I am sure your Mother and other love ones who passed before him were there to greet him and welcome him to his forever home. With love ,Lynne.
Lynne (Dickinson) Grasso

Bob and Nancy So sorry for your loss. May you cherish all the wonderful memories you have and the times you shared with him. We wish we could be there with you but you are in our thoughts and hearts Love Karen & Ron
Ron & Karen Schwartz

Bob and Nancy and family. So sorry for your loss. ❤️
Linda Padula Handy

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