Ralph's Story

BURLINGTON - Ralph Kermit Curtis passed away March 20, 2016, and was born in Burlington on June 17 1925. Ralph was predeceased by his wife, Florence (Richards) Curtis; and his daughters, Barbara (Dominic) Nuzzo and Clara (Stanley) Fisher.

Ralph was in WWII as a paratrooper with the Glider Corps and was part of 3 of the 5 jumps in Germany. When he returned home he worked in the logging mills before moving to Connecticut, where he worked at Atlantic Wire Co. He then retired back to his home town of Burlington.

During his retirement, Ralph enjoyed building and fixing things around "the Camp" adding additions and sheds. He kept his work shed very organized and ready for anything.

He leaves five grandchildren, Marie Puccino, Dominic Nuzzo of Branford, CT, and Nicholas Nuzzo of Florida, Joshua Fisher and partner, Tasha, of Ashland and Melissa Fisher of Presque Isle Me; six great-grandchildren, Miranda and Danielle Puccino of Branford, CT, Logan and Abigail Michaud of Presque Isle ME., and Luchenzo and Alessandro Nuzzo of FL. Ralph also leaves his brother, Charles Curtis; sisters, Joyce (Robert) Harvey and Viola Scales; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph Curtis and Miranda (Archie) Shorey; and siblings, Geraldine Harriman, Viena Ward, Lawrence Shorey, Archie Shorey Jr., Glenwood Shorey and Clara Shorey.

Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, where a funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Keith Shorey officiating. Interment with full military honors will be at Mt. Repose Cemetery, later in the spring. Those who wish may donate in his memory to the Activities Fund at Colonial Heath Care, 36 Workman Terrace, Lincoln, ME 04457. Condolences may be expressed at www.clayfuneralhome.com.
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