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Ralph V. LaCambria

September 25th, 2017

Ralph Vincent LaCambria, age 87, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on September 22, 2017.

Ralph was born in Boston, MA, on July 28, 1930; the son of the late Nufrio Acampora and Ausilia (Naclerio) LaCambria. As a child, Ralph, attended Boston area schools and graduated from South Boston High School in 1948. Following High School, Ralph, proudly enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Ralph served during the Korean War; he was stationed in Oceanside, CA and also in Hawaii. Ralph served in the Marine Corps for 8 years; reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was honorably discharged on February 12, 1960 and returned home to his family.

After serving his Country, Ralph, began his 39 year career as a Civil Engineer with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ralph was known for his very hard work ethic, integrity, and honesty.

He always had a generous smile and a kind word for everyone he knew or met. Ralph was well known around town with many who lived and worked in Wilmington.

Ralph has been a resident of Wilmington since the early 1960’s and was an active Parishioner of St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Wilmington for many years.

Ralph enjoyed traveling, and was a die hard New England Sports Fans and never missed watching a game. He loved spending time with his family. Ralph looked forward to family events and most importantly spending time with his four grandchildren; Ashley, Brendan, Katelyn, and Sarah.

Ralph was the beloved husband of the late Dolores A. (Browne) LaCambria, devoted father of Stephen P. LaCambria, John M. LaCambria & wife Sue all of Wilmington and Amy L. Michaud & husband Kevin of Tewksbury. Step-father of Daniel J. Walls & wife Elizabeth of Salem, NH, Eugene A. Walls of Boston, and the late William K. Walls. Loving “Papa” of Ashley E. and Katelyn A. LaCambria, Brendan M. and Sarah E. Michaud. Cherished son of the late Nufrio Acampora and Ausilia (Naclerio) LaCambria, dear brother of the late Celia Iarrobino, Millie Taylor, Luco Anthony, and John LaCambria. Ralph is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, September 30th for Visitation from 10:00-1145 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 12:00 noon. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation in Ralph’s memory to Local Heroes, P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.

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8 Entries in Guest Book for “Ralph V. LaCambria”

  1. Steve McGinley says:

    So sorry Steve.

  2. George Stanton says:

    My prayers and thoughts are with you.

    George (John’s co-worker)

  3. Joe Morgan says:

    Steve, My Condolences to you and your family with the passing of your Father. My thoughts and prayers are with you in the days ahead. We are grateful for your Dad’s Military Service.

  4. Dan Woods says:

    Steve, on behalf of the entire membership and officers of the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Council, condolences to you and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Kelly McDonald says:

    There’s no words that can express how sorry we were to hear about the passing of your father. Ralph was a very thoughtful and caring person, and always had a smile for everyone. We will never forget all the conversations we shared as neighbors for over 25 years, and we will always keep those memories in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

    The McDonald family (Kelly, Roy, Steve, and Kaitlyn)

  6. Linda Cafferty says:

    Dear John & Family,
    Dennis and I were sorry to hear about your dad. His smile was infectuous, just like yours.
    Know you are in our thoughts and prayers,
    Love Linda & Dennis

  7. Ralph & Angelina Pepe says:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. Our prayers are for him and his family. Ralph was loved by everyone who came in contact with him. May he rest in peace.

  8. Gayle says:

    my coworker and i are very sorry for your loss we will always remember ralph buying us skybars .. again sorry for your loss. Gayle Orlanzo and Christine LeBlanc

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