Ralph E. Surette

November 27th, 2020

Ralph E. Surette, age 78, of Tewksbury, formerly of Medford, passed away peacefully at home on November 26, 2020.

Ralph was the cherished son of the late Ralph and Catherine (Parsons) Surette, he is survived by his long-time friend and care giver Carol Heenan of Tewksbury, her family Kathaleen & Tom Day and Arnold Heenan all of Tewksbury, Laura & Steven Rosa and Steven, Jr. & Sienna Rosa all of Billerica. He was the dear cousin of Jeanne & Robert Wilson and their children Erin Teahan and Greg Wilson of Medford, John & Christine McAdam and their son Sean of Stoneham, Tim Parsons of San Diego, CA and the late Kathleen McAdam.

Ralph was raised and educated in Medford and was a graduate of Medford Vocational High School with the Class of 1962.
Prior to retiring, he worked in electronics with the Dymec Company as well as the Yuell Company in Woburn.
He loved animals and spending time with those he loved.

Family and friends will gather for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish at St. Mary’s Church, 796 Boston Rd., Billerica, MA, on Monday, November 30th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Per current state and CDC guidelines, masks are required. All attendees must register for Mass at

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ralph’s memory may be made to MSPCA Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA.


3 Entries in Guest Book for “Ralph E. Surette”

  1. John McAdam says:

    Ralph was more than a cousin; Kathy, Jeanne, and I loved him like a brother.
    We shared many happy moments and family memories together. He was a kind and gentle soul and we shall sorely miss him.
    Carol was Ralph’s Guardian Angel in the flesh. She and her family “adopted” Ralph, giving him a truly caring and loving home. They supported and cared for him throughout his Hospice journey.
    The world will be a colder place without him.

  2. Cathy Gagnon says:

    My Condolences to Carol and the family! I know that there will be a great void in your lives without Ralph. My heart goes out to your broken hearts.
    He has gone to be with his Savior and you will all see him again someday,
    and he will be strong and healthy and smiling, just the way that he used to be. This promise from the mouth of Jesus Himself gives us strength to go on in John 3:16
    “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

  3. Amy Scarpa says:

    I was so very sad to hear of Ralph’s passing. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to have known him. He was indeed a gentle and kind man. I will be keeping your family in prayer as you mourn this loss. May the God of Comfort and peace be with you all at this time.

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