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“DEAR BARBARA,MANDY,AND SALLY.BOTH JOHN AND I WERE SO SADDENED TO HEAR OF RALPH'S PASSING.HE WAS SUCH A NICE GUY.WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIS SMILE.I...Read More »
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“Barbara, Mandy, and Sally. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this tough time. Your dad was a great guy. Prayers to you all xo ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Cynthia Crickett-Thiers - MA

“We are so sorry for your loss Barbara he was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed we love you. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Marcy and Robert Gelinas - Ayer, MA

“Barbara, Connie and I feel so sorry for your loss, he is in God's hands now and out of pain. We both are here if you ever want to talk.Connie and Hank ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Henry Tencati - Clinton, MA

“We are so sorry for your loss, always remember we are here for you if you need to talk.Stay well. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Hank + Connie Tencati - Clinton, MA

“Sarah (Sally), I didn't know your Dad except through your relationship with him. Reading all the posts I can see he was a special guy. I am with...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Bob Millar - Ayer, MA

“So sorry Barbara, Amanda and Sarah for your loss. I will always remember my Uncle Ralph as he looks in his photo. A young handsome man with a sense...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Bethany and Butch Molter - Ashby, MA

“Sorry for your loss Barbara and family. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: gail wheeler

“My dear friend Amanda,I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Reading his obituary I can see why you are the way you are. Please know that I am...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Victoria Saganich - Shirley, MA

“I Love You dad. You will be with me always. Xoxoxo ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Sarah Wilson - Concord, MA

“So sorry for your loss Barbara...Ralph was a very nice man. Enjoyed our talks at McD's. Prayers to you and your family. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Pat Krauchune - Shirley, MA

“Thank you for serving our country. May your family find comfort in their faith and may you Rest in Peace. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: - MA

“Barbara, Mandy and Sally; I am so sorry to hear of this. keeping you all in thoughts and prayers ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Sharon Parrett - Hot Springs, AR

“Barbara, We are so sorry. Ralph was a really good guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mandy, and Sally.Janet and Jim Riccio ”
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Ralph W. Wilson, 73

Ayer - Ralph W. Wilson, 73, of Ayer, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 17, 2015. He was born on December 4, 1941 son of the late David and Edna (Heath) Wilson. He was also predeceased by three siblings, Joan Roberts, Ernie Wilson and Russell Wilson. He grew up in Westford and moved to Littleton in 1956, graduated from Littleton High School Class of 1961 excelling in woodworking, and received an award in citizenship.

Ralph was drafted into the Army during the Vietnam Era, serving his country for six years. He was in active duty from 1964 to 1966 in the 720th Military Police Battalion, Company B, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. Ralph's Battalion was part of the rapid reaction force for the protection of President Lyndon B. Johnson during his stays at the Johnson ranch in Texas. Ralph was selected to provide protection for the Voting Rights March led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, which was the first successful march to the steps of the Capitol Building at Montgomery for equal voting rights during the civil rights movement.

Ralph was a devoted husband and family man, a talented craftsman and carpenter who took great pride in building houses, especially the house he built for himself and his wife to raise their two daughters. In addition to working for home builders, he also helped his sister rebuild her family's house after a fire. His life's mission was to keep people safe. He was also a member of the Ayer American Legion and the Federated Church of Ayer.

He leaves his wife of 48 years, Barbara (Allen) Wilson of Ayer; two daughters, Amanda Durkin and her husband Paul of Worcester, and Sarah Wilson of Concord; and three grandsons, Brad Durkin, Kevin Durkin, and Shawn Durkin of Worcester. He also leaves his brother David J. Wilson and his wife, Elsie of Westford, and many cherished nieces and nephews.

Visiting Hours will be held at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday September 24 at the Badger Funeral Home followed by burial with full military honors at Woodlawn Cemetary in Ayer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to NAMI North Central Massachusetts PO box 442 Fitchburg, MA 01420. Or at www.namimass.org. Please see www.badgerfuneral.com