Ralph Chipman

March 3, 1935January 27, 2012

CHIPMAN, Ralph Howard, 76, passed away unexpectedly on January 27, 2012.

He was born to Kenneth L. and Mildred A. (Himmelman) Chipman, and lived in Framingham his entire life. He worked 35 years for the Town of Framingham, and retired as a Superintendent in the Public Works Department.

Ralph is survived by his loving wife of fifty-three years, Doris A. (Simpson) Chipman; his daughter, Debora Chipman Quinn of Framingham; his son, Kenneth Chipman of Phillipston, MA; his sister, Elizabeth Chipman of Framingham; and many other cherished family members in Massachusetts, Indiana, and North Carolina.

He enjoyed his membership in the Holliston Sportsmen’s Club, and was proud to have served his country in the Massachusetts National Guard.

He will be remembered as a gentle man whose greatest joy was to see others happy. Whether it was a simple, random act of kindness or a generous gift to someone in need, Ralph’s legacy of kindness and service to others will be always remembered by his family and friends.

His family will receive family and friends on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 4:00-8:00pm at the Wadsworth – Chiappini Funeral Home, 318 Union Avenue, Framingham. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 11:00am at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service in Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Heart Center of Metrowest, 99 Lincoln Street, Framingham, MA 01702. For online condolences and directions, please visit:

Arrangements under the direction of MetroWest Funeral and Cremation Service - Wadsworth-Chiappini, Framingham, MA.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 1, 2012
  • Interment Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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Barbara Cox

February 5, 2012

Ralph, you were the best neighbor ever, always helping everyone, always smiling as you walked by or worked in your yard. You were the first man I knew who did the dishes, you were a great father to my best friend, you and Doris were like my second parents, and it was always so nice to see how a couple married so long still enjoyed each others company and were so loving to one another. I am lucky to have known you and I only wished you could have stayed with us longer. Thank you for all that you did for me, you were a great friend and I will miss you always.

February 4, 2012

Chippie this man was the one that kept the DPW working to its best im so happy to have worked for such and outstanding Man God Bless you Ralph a dear freind and role model my condolances for your loss to your family

February 3, 2012

So sorry to hear of your loss always a smile and a kind word Made a fuss over Dianes devilled eggs at Easter Thinking of you at this time God Bless Carl Fitzgerald

Everett Skinner

February 2, 2012

Dear Doris,
I'm so sorry to learn of Chippy recient passing. I worked as Assistant Public Works Director in The town of Framingham from 1991 till I left in 1999. I work with him for the Town and also when he worker for the general contractor rebuilding streets. He was a kind and knowelegable man.

With deepest Respect,

Evereet W.(Billy) Skinner Jr

Deb Chipman

February 1, 2012

I love you Dad and I will miss you forever. I am honored to have been your daughter. I only hope that I can be half of the person that you were. Rest in Peace.

Daddy's little girl

Dennis & Kathi Prefontaine

February 1, 2012

We are sorry to hear of your loss of your husband, father, uncle and friend. We will keep you all in our prayers. May your fond memories carry you through the dark times.

Beth B

February 1, 2012

Sorry for your loss Debbie.

Rene "Ray" Doucette

January 31, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Joe Pancini

January 31, 2012

Joe Pancini

January 31, 2012