Born in Milford, he was the son of the late Raymond and Edna (Morse) Dwinnell. He was raised and educated in Westborough and was a 1954 graduate of Westborough High School. During the Korean Conflict, he served with the U. S. Army.
Ralph was a self-employed contractor in the construction field working throughout the greater area. He had been a resident of Framingham for over 30 years.
He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Benson of Sturbridge and Tina Dumais and her husband Willard of Hopkinton; four grandchildren, Michele Benson, Kevin Benson, Michael O”Gorman, and Joshua Dover; four great-grandchildren; and extended family members. He was predeceased by his devoted companion, Polly Keesler; three brothers, Charles, Willis, and Howard; and one sister, Ethel St. George.
A graveside funeral service will be held Monday, July 7, at 10 a.m., in Pine Grove Cemetery, South Street, Westborough. Burial, with military honors, will follow. Calling hours at the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, are Sunday, July 6, from 2 – 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.