Ralph M. Winslow Jr., 64
UNION, N.H. - Ralph M. Winslow Jr., 64, of 421 Main St. in Union, N.H., died April 14, 2017, at home, after a long period of failing health.
He was born Dec. 27, 1952, in Portland, the son of Ralph and Elizabeth (Sundgren) Winslow. He graduated from Falmouth High School, received his bachelor's degree in horticulture from the University of Maine at Orono, and completed his master's degree in landscape architecture from the University of Massachussetts at Amherst.
Ralph began his career as a landscape architect working for a small prestigious firm in the Old Port in Portland. In 1987, he moved to New Hampshire and subsequently began his employment with the University of New Hampshire as the agricultural specialist for Co-operative Extension in Belknap County, a position he held until his failing health forced him into retirement.
He is survived by his partner and friend of 31 years, Stuart Pease, of Union and Farmington, N.H.; his mother, of Portland; and his four siblings, Diane, Mark and wife Kim, John and wife Karen, and Lee and wife Sandy; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Ralph M. Winslow Sr.; and a nephew, Jesse Caron.
Many thanks to Cornerstone VNA Hospice of Rochester, N.H., for their care and kindness.
His ashes will be interred later this spring in two locations: with his maternal grandmother Edna Dunn, in North Windham, Maine; and in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Farmington, N.H. To express condolences, please visit:
Peaslee Funeral Homes
Multiple Locations, NH
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Apr. 18, 2017