- Ralph A. Miro, age 87, a Biddeford resident since 2015, died Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine. Mr. Miro was born in Fairfield, Connecticut, on May 18, 1929, to the late William C. and Maria Colonese Miro. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Mary Miro of Biddeford. On November 6, 1954, he married Mary Loso in the Blessed Sacrament Church in Bridgeport, CT. They lived in Nichols Connecticut from 1954 to 1971 where he worked as a self-employed building contractor.
Ralph and Mary, along with their seven children, moved to Lamoine, Maine, in 1971. In 1973 they built a campground in Bar Harbor, Maine, where they lived and operated the business until 1984. They moved back to Lamoine where they resided until moving to Biddeford in 2015. Ralph had enjoyed both wood and stone carving. In Lamoine he had maintained a farm in order to provide produce to the Ellsworth Food Bank.
Ralph had four sons and three daughters: Ralph A. Miro Jr. and his wife Kathy Haines of Deep River, CT, and their children, Sean, Danielle and Sandy; Anthony Miro and his wife Ivelyse of Naples, FL, and their children, Alexia, Gina, and Maria; Timothy Miro of New Mexico; Marianne Miro and her partner Linda Lippman of So. Portland, Maine; William Miro and his wife Lisa of Scarborough, Maine, and their children, William, Joseph, Michael and Ralph; Gloria Miro and her partner Kim Coombs of Lyman, Maine; Gioia Schultz and her husband Joseph of Dover, NH, and their children Peter and David. Mr. Miro had 11 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his three brothers, Joseph, Edward and William, and his three sisters Louise, Victoria and Maria.
There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, at St. Anne's Chapel of St. Joseph Church in Biddeford. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St. Biddeford, ME, 04005. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Southern Maine. The staff at that facility were the most compassionate caregivers anyone could ever hope for. Gifts may be mailed to HSM at 180 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074, or made online at www.hospiceofsouthernmaine.org/give.
Published on  November 21, 2016