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NORTHBRIDGE – Ralph E. Boartfield of Northbridge, passed away at 67 after a battle with cancer.

Born in Atlanta, he grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a chemical engineer for over 13 years.

After the military he was a Q.A. manager for Breyers Ice Cream in Framingham until its closing.

He is survived by his former spouse Diana Palmer and their 3 children, Jennifer Bernard, Jami Thomas, Brian Boartfield, his daughter April Flowers, his stepchildren Jessica and Michael Seiders. He leaves 6 siblings, 13 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours 6 – 8 p.m. on March 17 and Celebration of Life Service 11 a.m. on March 18, Beacon of Hope United Methodist Church
360 Water Street in Framingham

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Jami Thomas to support the Bedford VA David James Hospice Unit in his honor.

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