REA - Ralph, US Army WWII Veteran, of Hingham, formerly of Malverne, NY, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Holbrook, MA, was reunited with his wife, son, parents, and siblings on February 8, 2017, at age 93. Devoted husband of 68 years to the late Clara (Fromwiller) Rea. Loving father of Ellen Rea Raffelson, and her husband, Martin of High Point, NC; Kathleen Rea of Holbrook, MA; Peter Rea, and his wife, Carla Vilela of Plymouth, MA; Suzanne Rea and her husband Richard Dell of Long Beach, NY and the late Michael A. Rea. Beloved grandfather to Scott Joseph Rea, Tyler Rea Doktor and Simon Rea Doktor. Brother of Louis Rea and the late Frank Rea, Michael Rea, and Filomena Rea Manna, all of New York, NY, and uncle to many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service celebrating the lives of Ralph and Clara Rea will be scheduled at a later time. Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ralph Rea's memory can be made to the Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Dr., Rockland, MA 02370. The family of Ralph and Clara Rea extend their deepest and most grateful thanks to the kind and compassionate staff at Harbor House Rehab & Nursing Center, Hingham. Arrangements under the direction of the Cartwright Funeral Home, 68 So. Franklin St., Holbrook. To leave a sympathy message for the family, visit: www.cartwrightfuneral.com .
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