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Ralph L. Archibald, age 67, of Sandwich, formerly of Middleboro & Milton passed away October 11th. Born and raised in Brockton, he graduated from Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School. He was a member and past secretary of the Utility Workers Local 273 in Brockton and worked for many years as a Gas Fitter for Bay State Gas before retiring in 2011. During his time with Local 273 Ralph took the lead role in establishing the Douglas Gordon Memorial Scholarship in memory of a Local 273 member who passed away at a young age. Fishing was his passion and he was a board member of the Miramichi Salmon Assn, a member of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, a member of the Boston Fly Casters, a longtime member of Trout Unlimited, a member of GOAL of Massachusetts and the NRA. Ralph had fished extensively though Abacco Island in the Bahamas, Alaska, New Brunswick, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Labradore, Grand Lake Stream, ME, and his beloved Andoscogginn River in New Hampshire. He was also a lifelong member of the Easton Rod and Gun Club where he was named Sportsman of the year in 1985. His family would like to thank the caregivers from Harbor Point in Centerville and Broad Reach Hospice for the compassionate care they provided to Ralph. Beloved husband of Marilyn J. (Douglass). Son of the late Loring and Winifred Archibald. Step-son of the late Dolores Archibald. Brother of Carol Goodcuff and her husband Bob of Stuart, FL. Brother in law of Barbara Carey of E. Bridgewater, Ruth Meucci of Sandwich, and Donna Sassone and her husband Dick of Pocasset. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass at St. Agatha Church, Milton Tuesday morning October 18th at 11:00. Visiting hour will be held in the church prior to the mass Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Burial Blue Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Cape Cod Health Care Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support, 4 Bayview St. W. Yarmouth, MA 02673 or to MSPCA Angell, Cape Cod Adoption Center 1577 Falmouth Rd Centerville, MA 02632.