Stanetsky Memorial Chapels

475 Washington Street, Canton, MA


Ralph Theodore Halpern

February 21, 1952January 20, 2020

Ralph Theodore Halpern, a lifelong resident of Framingham, MA. Entered into rest on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the age of 67.

He was the son of the late Alvin and Lorna (Kramer) Halpern. Loving brother of Susan R. Hirshfield and her husband David. Devoted uncle of Jeffrey Hirshfield and Andrew Hirshfield.

Funeral services will be held at the Chapel at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham Street, Sharon, MA on Friday, January 24th at 10am, followed by burial at the park.

Memorial observance will be at the Hirshfield residence on Friday following burial until 5pm, and will continue on Saturday at 5:30pm with Minyan at 7:30pm.

Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Temple Etz Chaim Building Fund, 900 Washington Street, Franklin, MA 02038 or online at temple-etzchaim.org.


  • Funeral Service Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Burial Friday, January 24, 2020


Ralph Theodore Halpern

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Ed Dugard

January 24, 2020

To Susan and family,
I was sad to hear of Ralph's passing. He was a good man to work for and a good man to know. I worked at the store for many years and in many ways I wish we all still did. He treated us all like family and I respected him a great deal. He will be missed and may he Rest In Peace. God bless him.

Ed Dugard

January 23, 2020

To the Halpern and Hirshfield families,
Our sincere condolences for Ralph's passing. He was truly a good man and a pleasure to work for all the years I had the opportunity to work at Westboro Package. Rest In Peace, Ralph.

Lisa Beiferman

January 23, 2020

So sorry to hear.
I worked with Ralph (and Al) in the late 80s, and had wonderful memories of my times with them at the Westboro Package Store.
Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Michael Capozzoli

January 22, 2020

"When I was born I cried and everyone was happy. Now I'm gone everyone's crying and I'm happy."
~ Author unknown

Susan Bush

January 22, 2020

Susan & Family....,,I was so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. Your entire family holds so many memory’s here in Westborough. Your parents were such a kind family to our ours, especially to my Dad Frank, he was an employee of your Dad’s store
We are thinking about you all at this trying time in your lives. Love ~ from all the Bush Family near & far

Alan Whittemore

January 22, 2020

Halpren Family

I am so sorry for your loss. Ralph and I were friends in high school as well as before. We shared some good times. I am stunned by the news of his death. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Pudge Whittemore

Deb Limanek The Glass Heron

January 22, 2020

Susan and family..Nephews too! I am truly sorry for your loss of Ralph.
I will always hold dear your family, The Halperns were very good to me.
And.. Ralph was my buddy for many years.. during my time at The Glass Heron. May he Rest In Peace, God speed..

Howard Levine

January 22, 2020

We were so saddened to hear about Ralph. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
We have such wonderful memories of “the good old days” when our folks and all of us would all get together. Hope you keep those memories close to your heart.
Love, Howie & Judy Levine

Ted Azar

January 22, 2020

I was very saddened to hear the news of Ralphs passing. He was a kind and extremely generous man who always treated his employees as family! Please accept my condolences, he will never be forgotten.