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Ranald J. Brigham, Sr



Ranald J. Brigham, 87, of Acton, Maine, 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 marriage.

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 Hartford, 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 Acton, ME in 1993.

Ranald and family enjoyed their many days  boating in the waters of Ipswich Bay. 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 Main Street Cemetery, Rowley. Family and friends are cordially welcomed.


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