Ralph H. Parsons, 86, of Mattapoisett died Thursday September 6, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Eunice N. (Viera) Parsons.
Born and raised in Provincetown, the son of the late Capt. Frank and Mary (Thomas) Parsons, he lived in New Bedford and Dartmouth before moving to Mattapoisett ten years ago.
Active in the family seafood business for many years, he was the President of Captain Frank’s Seafood Market/Acushnet Fish, Inc. He was still currently working in the business at the time of his death.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, David H. Parsons and his wife Jane of Marion, Paul H. Parsons and his wife Robin of Westport, and Warren H. Parsons and his wife Kathleen of Mattapoisett; a brother, Arnold Parsons and his wife Cindy of New Bedford; a sister, Dorothy Rubbicco of Rochester; four grandsons, Warren, Jerahmy, Christopher, and Cory Parsons; and nieces and nephews.
He was the father of the late Ralph H. Parsons, Jr., grandfather of the late Aaron Parsons, and brother of the late Frank Parsons, Jr. and Richard Parsons.
His Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday at St. Anthony’s Church, Mattapoisett. Private family burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Provincetown.
Visiting hours were on Sunday at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.