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