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Ralph A. Straitiff

November 21, 1935 ~ November 6, 2022 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Ralph A. Straitiff, 86, died peacefully at his home from lung cancer, surrounded by his loving family, on November 6, 2022 at their home in Brooksville, FL.

 

He was a lifelong resident of Pepperell, MA, born on November 21, 1935, the son of the late William A. and Doris A. (Blood) Straitiff, Sr. and attended local schools and graduated from Pepperell High School. Following High School, he joined the United States Air Force and was stationed in England for 4 years, working in the Finance Department.

 

After 54 years of marriage, he is survived by his loving wife, Peggy.  Also, he leaves behind his beautiful family, Traci Williams and her husband Eric of Pepperell, MA, Shawn Straitiff and daughter-in-law Kirsten of Pepperell, MA and Chris Straitiff and his partner, Angie Brideau of Shirley, MA and his five grandchildren, Joshua, Shaunessy, Jack, Brady and Scarlett and many nieces, nephews and great friends.

 

He is survived by his siblings: William Arthur Straitiff, Jr. of Warren, OH, Florence Wilbert of New Llano, LA, Ida Straitiff of Riverside, CA, Doris Barlow of Stanton, CA and sister-in-laws Helen Straitiff of Jaffrey, NH and Dorothy Straitiff of Swanzey, NH.  Ralph was predeceased by his brothers, John, Paul, Charles, Alfred and his sisters, Ruth and Sara.

 

He worked several years at H&V in West Groton as a machine operator and then at Nashua Motor Express as a dock foreman. After he retired in 2000, he went to work part time at CW Fuels and then at Mission Critical Linux.

 

His favorite pastime was riding his Harley Davidson with his son and many other Pepperellites. Before his retirement, he spent 10 years as Captain of many boats on Lake Winnipesaukee. Up until his death, he spent the same 2-3 weeks every year in Aruba since 2001, making many new friends.

 

After being snowbirds for 5 years, he and his wife bought a home at High Point 55+ Adult Community in Brooksville, FL, where he became very active in the community, most recently joining the High Point Mobile Patrol.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 18th from 2-5PM at McGaffigan Funeral Home, 37 Main St. (Rte. 113) Pepperell, MA. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 19th at 9:30AM at the Funeral Home, followed by his burial at the Woodlawn Cemetery, 40 Heald Street, Pepperell.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made for further research for Traci’s medical condition: Ehler-Danlos Syndrome Research Foundation, 1829 Reistertown Road #100, Pikesville, MD 21208 or High Point Mobile Patrol, Inc, 8008 Baltic Street, Brooksville, FL 34613.

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
November 18, 2022

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
McGaffigan Family Funeral Home
37 Main St. (Rte 113)
Pepperell, MA 01463

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 19, 2022

9:30 AM
McGaffigan Family Funeral Home
37 Main St. (Rte 113)
Pepperell, MA 01463

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Ralph Straitiff

November 21, 1935-November 6, 2022




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Ehler-Danlos Syndrome Research Foundation
1829 Reistertown Road #100, Pikesville MD 21208

High Point Mobile Patrol, Inc.
8008 Baltic Street, Brooksville FL 34613

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