Ralph R. Cross, 85, of Somerset, passed away Wednesday March 6, 2019 at the Catholic Memorial Home. He was the husband of fifty-nine years to Ethel L. (Broughton) Cross. Ralph was born in Fall River, the son of the late Ralph and Jeannette (Curt) Cross. After graduating from Somerset High School with the class of 1951, Ralph went on to serve his country with the United States Army. Mr. Cross then served the Town of Somerset as a firefighter for twenty four years, retiring in 1990. He was also a talented florist who made a name for himself working for his family floral business Cross and Sons, and then for Bonner’s, Elaine’s and Ray’s flower shops. Ralph enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, hosting clamboils and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Survivors besides his wife are: a daughter, Leslie A. Rafferty and her husband Edmund of Carver, MA; three sons, Ralph T. Cross and his wife Nancy of Westport, Robert P. Cross and his wife Teresa of Somerset, and Richard A. Cross of Bristol, CT; two sisters, Lillian Vincent of Tiverton, and Elaine Sullivan of New Jersey; six grandchildren: Julie, Andrea, Amy, Cory, Benjamin, and Jacob; one great-grandson, Lyle; along with several nieces and nephews. His Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019, at 9 am, from the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton Street, Somerset, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am, in Saint Louis de France Church, 56 Buffington Street, Swansea. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial with Military Honors will be held privately at a later date. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019, from 1-4pm, in the funeral home. Memorial donations in Ralph’s memorial can be made to the Catholic Memorial Home, 2446 Highland Avenue, Fall River, MA 02720.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Ralph R Cross March 6 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Attleboro, state: Massachusetts