October 18, 1932 – August 22, 2020
Ralph O. Braley passed away peacefully surrounded by his children and grandchildren on Saturday August 22, 2020.
Ralph was born in Auburn, Maine on October 18, 1932. He graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn, Maine. In 1954 he married Helen Comeau Braley and served in the U.S Army. After his service, he was employed by Kresge’s Department Stores and was transferred to Braintree, MA. He moved with his family and settled in Whitman, Massachusetts where they raise their 8 children.
He worked for Armstrong World Industries of Braintree, MA for 35 years as a plant manager. Ralph moved to Scituate in 1990. later marrying Bette Johnson. He loved the town by the sea and after retiring from Armstrong worked at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home of Scituate for many years
He is the loving father of Leslie Braley and her partner Martha Kondrowski of Turner, ME, Keith Braley and his wife Robin of Canton, MA, Keely Braley of Walpole Ma, Kent Braley and his wife Diane of Biddeford, ME, Timothy Braley of Norfolk, MA, Jennifer Staines and her partner Jim Stoddard of Bartlett, NH, Nicole Cummings and her husband Jim of Atkinson NH and Laura Charette and her husband Steven Sr. of Hampden, ME. He has 10 grandchildren: Alia, Kristen, Stephanie, Andrew, Corrine, Kent Jr., Kaila, Steven Jr., Zachary. His first Great grandson Cooper was born in April of 2020. Ralph is also survived by his sister Ruth Estes of Auburn, ME and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Clyde Sr. and Mildred Braley, brother Clyde Braley Jr. and sisters Dorothy Braley and Bette Giguere.
Ralph had many passions in his lifetime including poetry, philosophy, woodworking, riding his bicycle and sharing good times and conversation with friends at T.K. O’Malley’s. He was lovingly cared for by the staff and nurses at The Linden at Dedham for the past year. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate on October 18, 2020 from 12:00-4:00pm.
Sunday, October 18, 2020
August 29, 2020
I was very sorry to read about Ralph. I enjoyed talking to him. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family and friends.
August 28, 2020
To the entire Braley clan, I want to extend my deepest condolences! Nicole has shared so many amazing stories over the years, and it is clear that you were all blessed with a very special Dad! I will say a special prayer asking that you all find peace and laughter from your memories as you go through this very difficult time. Much Love, Amy O'Rourke Long