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NASHUA, NH - Ralph Leroy Robinson, Jr. WW II Coast Guard Vet, 90, Nashua, NH, formerly of Waltham, MA, died Wednesday, June 11th at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. Born in Millinocket, Maine, January 1, 1924, one of 12 children born to the late Ralph L. and the late Carrie (Sturgeon) Robinson,

He attended Millinocket schools and was a graduate of Stearns High School. A veteran of WW II, Ralph proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class. Before retiring, Ralph was employed as a Supervisor of Maintenance and Grounds with Raytheon Corporation in Lexington, MA for over 20 years. Previously, he was a Park Ranger at Baxter State Park in Maine. An avid outdoorsman, Ralph loved hunting, fishing and ice fishing in winter. He was a member of the Waltham Lodge of Elks B.P.O.E. #953, the John M. Sullivan Veterans of Foreign Wars post #10334, the Joseph F. Hill American Legion Post #156, the Sons of Italy and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1018, all located in Waltham, MA.

He was the husband of Elizabeth J. (Crane) (Devaney) Robinson who survives him. In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by a daughter, Christine A. (Robinson) Salome of Tyngsboro, MA; two sons, Arthur E. Robinson and his wife, Michelle of Gilbert, AZ and Steven R. Robinson of Tilton, NH; five grandchildren, Matthew D. Appel and his wife, Amy of Newton, MA, Natalie G. Lindsay and her husband, Gregg of Topsfield, MA, Carrie LeBlanc of Dubai, Michael Robinson of Colorado and Hannah Powell of Danvers, MA; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Earl Robinson and his wife, Janet of Bangor, ME; and many nieces and nephews. He was also widower of the late Natalie (Osborn) Robinson who died in 1959, father of the late Deborah L. (Robinson) Appel and father-in-law of the late Philip J. Salome.

Private Funeral Services were held at the convenience of his family. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Homes for Our Troops, 6 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780 or https://www.hfotusa.org/donate. Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com.
Published on  June 18, 2014
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