Ralph Haynes Peterson, 69, of Wells, ME and formerly of Harwich, MA, passed away January 8, 2019. He was born January 31, 1949 in Norwood, MA to David and Natalie (Haynes) Peterson. He graduated Dennis/Yarmouth High School in 1967.
Ralph owned and operated a Snap-On franchise for 33 years. He was friendly and liked to laugh as well as make others laugh. He was known in his family for his big bear hugs. He was very easy going and will be missed by his Snap-On customers. Ralph enjoyed riding his Harley. He also enjoyed going to camp, boat rides, fishing, and bird hunting with Barney.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, David and Natalie Peterson and brother, David Peterson Jr. He is survived by his sister, Diane James and her husband Francis of Wells, ME; brother, Eric Peterson of S. Dennis, MA, and Shirley Peterson; beloved nieces and nephews, Karen and Todd Eveleth, David Peterson, Donna and John Bartlett, Kellie and Michael Guarino, Kevin Peterson, Jen Randall, and Pamela and Rob Smith; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Alyssa and Ryan Smith, Tobey and Bailey Eveleth, Tyler and Lauren Bartlett, Katie and Elena Guarino, David M. Peterson and Nathan Peterson.
Services will be private.
If you wish, contributions in Ralph’s memory may be made to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Rte. 1, Scarborough, ME 04074, or Animal Welfare Society, PO Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094.
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