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Ralph A. Gronlund

March 20, 1935 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Ralph A. Gronlund 84 of Bridgewater, formally of Hanson passed away on March 15, 2020 after a valiant eight year battle with lung cancer.  Born in Mattapan on March 20, 1935, he was the son of the late Ralph C. and Edith (Nicholson) Gronlund.

Ralph was an amazing man who was loved and will be missed beyond words. He was known for his love of all people.

Ralph proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.  He was a retired I.B.E.W. Union electrician of Local 223 in Brockton, where he also served as treasurer.  Ralph was a member for 50 years of the Wampatuck Masonic Lodge of E. Bridgewater, where he had served as secretary. He was a volunteer firefighter, boys little league baseball coach, delivered Meals on Wheels for the town of Hanson. He loved the outdoors, hiking, hunting, reading, canoeing and most of all, his family.

He was the devoted husband of the late Margaret E (Baldwin) Gronlund. Loving father of Sandra Gronlund of Pawtucket Rhode Island, Gary and his wife Veronica Gronlund of Forestdale MA, Scott and his wife Tiara Gronlund of Newalla Oklahoma and Christopher Gronlund of Thornton NH.  He is also survived by five grandchildren.  Erika Yetto, Christo Pierce, Nicholas Gronlund, Matthew and Amanda Ethier and two great grandchildren, Harlyn and Bradley Ethier. He is also survived by a brother Edward E. Gronlund of Hanson and his Nurse Navigator and friend Ruth LaBonte.

Ralph is also preceded in death by his first wife Laura M. Gronlund and his Daughter Donna L. Gronlund.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Congregational Church of Hanson, 639 High Street Hanson Ma 02341, or that an act of kindness to anyone in need be done in his memory.

Due to COVID-19 public health guidelines, services will be private for Ralph and Margaret who passed on March 7, 2020.

You can live stream the service from the First Congregational Church in Hanson Facebook page Saturday March 21, 2020 at 11:30am.

Arrangements by the Leighton-Mackinnon Funeral Home Hanson. For more information visit

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