Ranald J. Brigham, Sr
Ranald J. Brigham, 87, of Acton,
formerly longtime of High Street, Ipswich,
died Monday, September 17, 2018 in the Southern Maine Medical Center,
Sanford following his brief illness. He was husband of Dorothy E.
(Jewett) Brigham with whom he has shared sixty-five years of
Born in Gloucester on June 19, 1931, son of
the late James D. and Mary F. (Day) Brigham, he was raised in
Gloucester where he attended public schools. During
two years of the Korean War he served stateside in the Army, continuing to
serve for two more years as a reservist. Following their marriage in 1953,
they soon made their home and started their family in
CT. In 1956 the Brighams relocated
to upper High Street, Ipswich where they
raised their family and lived for many years. In retirement they moved to
Port Charlotte, FL and then to
Ranald and family enjoyed their many days boating in the waters of
He and his wife also spent many years of their retirement traveling
the states in their RV.
In addition to his wife Dorothy he is survived by six sons, Bruce Brigham
and wife Laurel of Acton, ME, Richard Brigham and fiancé Ann Minges of FL,
Ranald Brigham, Jr. and wife Amy of Kingston, NH, David Brigham and wife
Karen of Georgetown, Paul Brigham and wife Wendy of Alfred, ME, and Elliot
Brigham and wife Susan of Sangerville, ME; eleven grandchildren; two great
grandchildren and a sister Joyce Fowler.
Visiting hours will be held 10:00 am Thursday, September 20 in the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by his
funeral service at noon.
Interment with Military Honors will be in the
Family and friends are cordially welcomed.
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