T. Peter Ratcliffe

RATCLIFFE, T. PETER T. Peter Ratcliffe, 77, of Portland, beloved husband of Karen (Granger) Ratcliffe for fifty-one years, passed away on Sunday, March 16, surrounded by his family at Masonicare Health Center. Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late Frederick and Ruth (Hendrikson) Ratcliffe. Peter grew up in Cromwell before moving to Portland. He was a former member of Third Congregational Church and a former member of the Cromwell Fire Department. Peter loved boating, the ocean, running and most of all spending time with his family and grandchildren. Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Dr. Kimberly Ratcliffe and her husband, Dr. Edward Chu of Yorktown, VA; and Jennifer Ratcliffe and her fiancé, Ronald Stewart, of Stoughton, MA; and three grandchildren, Brandon and Samantha Chu and Thomas Stewart. Besides his parents, Peter was predeceased by his son, John Peter Ratcliffe; his daughter, Elizabeth Ruth Ratcliffe; and his sister, Esther R. Purvins. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 21 at 11:00 a.m. at Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Doolittle Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peter’s memory to Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, c/o The Masonic Charity Foundation of CT, 74 Cheshire Road, PO Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492, or visit www.masonicare.org/mcf Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.doolittlefuneralservice.com

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Published in middletownpress on Mar. 19, 2014