OBITUARY

Beverly A. Ralph

May 2, 1931July 1, 2018
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LYNN - Beverly A. (Hanson) Ralph, 87, of Casco, ME, formerly a longtime resident of Bridgton, ME and Lynn, MA, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2018. Born May 2, 1931 in Lynn, MA, the daughter of the late G. Raymond and Evelyn A Hanson, she was raised and educated in Lynn and graduated from Lynn English High School. She worked for Sears Roebuck Credit Center in Lynn, and Salem, as a Personnel Specialist, retiring after 25 years. Beverly was predeceased in 2009, by her husband of 59 years, Frank W Ralph. She spent her childhood summers on Long Lake in Naples, ME, continuing that tradition, with her own children, at her parents’ camp on Salmon Point, Long Lake, in Bridgton ME. Beverly and Frank eventually retired in the Bridgton & Naples area.She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and will be remembered for the love she gave us all, and for those treasured poems she wrote to family, friends, co-workers, and never forgetting a card for all occasions. Beverly is survived by her three children, Bruce Ralph and his wife, Laurie of No. Berwick, ME, Denise Kearns and her husband, Gregory, of No.Waterboro, ME and Diane Kiriaji and her husband, Charles of Naples, ME. Beverly also leaves her 7 grandchildren, Michael Ralph, Jennifer Hancock, Kimberly Tapley, Matthew Kearns, Amanda Moore, Shawna Kearns and Rebecca Bickford and 10 great grandchildren, all of who will miss her terribly. Beverly was predeceased just shy of 3 short months ago by her only sibling and loving sister, Lorraine Lorenzen, and is survived by her two nieces, Gail Sotrines of Florida and Georgia Iudiciani of Lynn. Beverly & Lorraine shared all those summers on Salmon Point together with their children, who will forever have decades of cherished summer memories. Beverly’s funeral will be held on Friday, July 6th, at 12:00 p.m. at the CUFFE-McGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. prior to the funeral on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions in Beverly’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association MA Chapter, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or via www.alz.com.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Beverly A. Ralph

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Shawna Kearns

July 6, 2018

Gram,

Thank you for your endless love and kindness. Your big heart was obvious to anyone that met you and your love of your family even more so. I will miss hearing you say “cunnin’” all the time and your sweet smile. Though I will miss you so much, I am happy that you are at peace. Grampa has been waiting a long time for you and I’m sure he was so happy to have you in his arms again. Love you always.


Shawna

Matt Kearns

July 6, 2018

Gram, I will always remember your love as the biggest and most unconditional. You gave us so many years of memories and love that I will always be thankful for. Thank you for being you and loving us all, the hugs, phone calls, cards, and every other which way you made sure to remind us that we were on your mind. You’re free now and I know that Grampa was the first one waiting to be able to see you once again. I will cherish all of my memories of you and will love you always.

Becky Bickford

July 6, 2018

Grammy you will be forever missed. I love you so much. What a kind and gentle person you were. I am so blessed to have so many wonderful memories of you. One of my last and very favorite memories with you was when we brought Ellie, Emma, Liam, & Lucas by for a visit. I remember you saying to another woman things like “this is all mine” and “look what I started” with pure joy and happiness just beaming from your face...a smile ear to ear. Your love for your family was undeniable. You were such a beautiful woman inside and out. Im happy knowing you’re now reunited and looking down on us from heaven with grampa. I love you!

Amanda Moore

July 4, 2018

To My Grams,

I will miss you so much. You were one of the kindest and loving women I’ve ever known. I was extremely lucky to call you my grandmother. I’m so grateful to God that you were with us long enough to know Liam and Lucas. For a long time, when Liam would say his prayers - Great Grammy, was the first person he would bless. We will continue that. I will always remember your warm hugs and how proud you were of your family. It warms my heart to know that you and Gramps are together again. I love you so much.

Tracy Loftin

July 4, 2018

My Aunt Bev was one of a kind. But when I think of her, one word comes to mind. Kindness. She was the kindest person I knew. So thoughtful and loving... always a smile on her face. Her homemade cards that she sent were probably the best. She never forgot an important event. She came to Florida to visit when I was pregnant with Chase and came with me to the dr and heard his heartbeat. I can still see her smile. Memories at camp as a youngster all include her as well. I know they are all together now watching over us. Love you all!!

Gail Sotrines

July 4, 2018

I've so enjoyed looking at the pictures you have put together. What a trip down memory lane for me! Auntie was like a second mother to me and I loved her dearly. My home still reflects her thoughtfulness with my Abraham Lincoln bust, at Christmas with my nativity set she made for me, and a little teddy bear sitting right next to me that says, "Somebody in Bridgton Maine Loves You". There are so many memories of wonderful times spent together that will always remain in my heart. My love and sympathy to Bruce, Denise, and Diane as well as the rest of the family. Love you always, Auntie.

Diane Kiriaji

July 3, 2018

Wow, where do you begin to talk about the best Mom ever? Not only were you an amazing Mom, but also an amazing daughter, Grammy and Great-Grammy. Such love. You were all about family, which has instilled in ME, to be all about family. Thank you for that. I will miss you every day, but take solace in the fact that you are back with Dad, Auntie, Uncle Sparky, Gram and Gramp. I love you.

Denise Kearns

July 3, 2018

Words will never be enough to explain what you meant to me, how much I loved you and how thankful I am for the life you gave me. To know I will never hug my mom again is heart wrenching at the moment but know that I will miss you forever and always. I love you mommy and hope you are safely back in daddy’s loving arms and you are at peace.
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Biography

LYNN - Beverly A. (Hanson) Ralph, 87, of Casco, ME, formerly a longtime resident of Bridgton, ME and Lynn, MA, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2018. Born May 2, 1931 in Lynn, MA, the daughter of the late G. Raymond and Evelyn A Hanson, she was raised and educated in Lynn and graduated from Lynn English High School. She worked for Sears Roebuck Credit Center in Lynn, and Salem, as a Personnel Specialist, retiring after 25 years.
Beverly was predeceased in 2009, by her husband of 59 years, Frank W Ralph. She spent her childhood summers on Long Lake in Naples, ME, continuing that tradition, with her own children, at her parents’ camp on Salmon Point, Long Lake, in Bridgton ME. Beverly and Frank eventually retired in the Bridgton & Naples area.She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and will be remembered for the love she gave us all, and for those treasured poems she wrote to family, friends, co-workers, and never forgetting a card for all occasions. Beverly is survived by her three children, Bruce Ralph and his wife, Laurie of No. Berwick, ME, Denise Kearns and her husband, Gregory, of No.Waterboro, ME and Diane Kiriaji and her husband, Charles of Naples, ME. Beverly also leaves her 7 grandchildren, Michael Ralph, Jennifer Hancock, Kimberly Tapley, Matthew Kearns, Amanda Moore, Shawna Kearns and Rebecca Bickford and 10 great grandchildren, all of who will miss her terribly. Beverly was predeceased just shy of 3 short months ago by her only sibling and loving sister, Lorraine Lorenzen, and is survived by her two nieces, Gail Sotrines of Florida and Georgia Iudiciani of Lynn. Beverly & Lorraine shared all those summers on Salmon Point together with their children, who will forever have decades of cherished summer memories.
Beverly’s funeral will be held on Friday, July 6th, at 12:00 p.m. at the CUFFE-McGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. prior to the funeral on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions in Beverly’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association MA Chapter, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or via www.alz.com.