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BRADLEY - Ralph Wesley Snow, 81, husband of Joan Rita (Ste. Marie) Snow, passed away suddenly July 22, 2015 at a Bangor hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 15, 1933 in Old Town, the son of Philip Frederick and Vera Mae (White) Snow.

A graduate of John Bapst High School, he served his country honorably in the United States Air Force for 20 years. Following his honorable discharge, he was the manager at General Aviation at Bangor International Airport, after which, he enjoyed his retirement. Ralph and Joan have developed many special friendships in their travels, through his passion for aviation and the many restaurants they frequented.

He is survived by his "favorite" wife of 59 years Joan of Bradley; four children Mary (Snow) Shorette and her husband Joseph of Bradley, Ralph P. Snow and his friend Janet Hinkie of West Monroe, LA, Diana Snow of Bradley, and Carlene (Snow) Bilodeau and her husband Gary of Dedham. He enjoyed the company of his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Christopher Shorette and his wife Sarah and their children Alexi and Griffin; Heather (Shorette) Graffam and her husband Thomas and their son Noah; Philip Snow, and Brody Bilodeau; brother-in-law Jaye A. McKenney of Lamoine and Punta Gorda, FL; nieces and nephews Mary J. (McKenney) Briggs and family of NH; Timothy J. McKenney and his wife Lynne and family Duncannon, PA; James "Andy" McKenney and his wife Tammy and their family of Dallas, TX; Cheryl A. McKenney of Sidney, ME; his cousin, Lois Ouellette, of The Villages, FL; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Shirley (Snow) McKenney, and his aunt, Marion Goulette.

Friends may call 3-8PM Sunday at the Birmingham Funeral Home 438 Main St Old Town. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11AM Monday at Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Holy Family Church. Immediately following the service, all are invited to the Parish Hall for a light luncheon and continued fellowship. Burial will be at a later date, with military honors, at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. Memorial contributions may be to the Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord Building Fund 429 Main St Old Town, ME 04468, American Heart Association PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005 www.heart.org, or to a charity of one's choice.
Published on  July 24, 2015
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