Ralph M. Cribben, age 83, of Plymouth, formerly of Brockton, died Nov. 21, 2012, following a period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Ruth T. (Salpi) Cribben. Ralph was born, raised and educated in Brockton, a son of the late Michael and Julia (Hunt) Cribben. During the Korean War, Ralph served in the U.S. Air Force as a S-Sgt. Before his retirement, he was a truck driver for the Teamsters Union, Local 259, working for News Distributors in Wellesley. Previously, he worked at Mullaire News in Brockton and Johns Motor Express in Pembroke. He enjoyed trips to Foxwoods, Atlantic City and other short trips. He also enjoyed puttering around his home and yard. He was the father of Edward Cribben of Bridgewater, Daniel Cribben and his wife Rhonda of Plymouth and the late Kenneth and Kevin Cribben; grandfather of Holly, Kyle, Caitlyn and Courtney Cribben; brother of Richard Cribben and his wife Ginger of Lakeville, Harold Cribben and his wife Rita, Mildred and Ellen Cribben, all of Brockton, and the late James, John, William, Gerald and Lawrence Cribben. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Visiting hours were held Nov. 27, in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont St. (Rte. 123), Brockton, 4-7 p.m. The funeral procession will gather at the funeral home Nov. 28, at 8 a.m. for a funeral Mass in St. Anns Church, West Bridgewater, at 9 a.m. Burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery. Donations in Ralphs name may be made to Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth, MA 02360. For condolences and directions www.conleyfuneralhome.com or on Facebook at Conley Funeral & Cremation Service.
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Published in Old Colony Memorial from Nov. 25 to Dec. 2, 2012