Carlton L. Ripley, 87, formerly of Whitman and Florida, passed away in the West Acres Nursing Facility of Brockton, Monday, August 11, after a period of falling health. He was born and brought up in Whitman, son of the late Leroy and Dorothy (Carlten) Ripley. Carlton was a graduate of Whitman High School, Class of 1944. He was a veteran of the United States Army having serving his country from 1944-1952. After returning from the service in 1952, Carlton attended Northeastern University where he earned his bachelors degree. He had been employed by United Airlines for several years and prior to his retirement and move to Florida in 1985, he had worked for over 30 years as a production controller for McGraw-Hill Publishers of New York. He is survived by his cousin, Judith (Ripley) Braley and her husband Richard of Whitman, their children, Steven and his late wife Kandice Braley of Norwell, Scott and Mary Jane Braley of East Bridgewater, Suzanne Jenkins and husband Edward of Virginia and Stuart and Theresa Braley of Abington; and his cousin, David Ripley of Virginia; as well as many friends. He was predeceased by his cousin, Ernest Ripley Jr., his best friend and companion, Arthurs Wells, and his special friend, Anna Barakauskas. Graveside services will be held at a later date. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.blanchardfc.com.
The Guest Book is expired.
Blanchard Funeral Chapel
666 Plymouth Street Whitman, MA 02382
Published in The Enterprise on Aug. 14, 2014