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veteran CORINNA—Ralph F. M. Bryson, 71, passed away March 31, 2003 at a Bangor hospital. He was born September 8, 1931 at North Newport a son of James Patrick and F. Delia (Lynch) Bryson, Sr. He attended Newport schools and served in the U. S. Navy as a Motor Machinist Mate. For many years, he owned and operated the Corinna Service Center. After selling his business, he was employed at Guilford Industries where he invented a tool to use on the twister machine for the company. Ralph loved to dance and he was loved by all that knew him.

He is survived by three children, Anthony and his wife, Roberta Bryson of E. Wilton, Patricia Palmer of Brewer and Deanna and her husband, Ronald Turner of Zionsville, IN; 5 sisters, Phyllis MacDonald of Albion, K. Jackie M DeLong of Hudson, FL, Dolores Fernald of Newport, Gloria Burrill of Corinna and Marilyn Bolduc of Dexter; 6 grandchildren, Carrie Bryson and her fiancé, Jeremy Boyles, both of Augusta, Trent Bryson of E. Wilton, Marci Palmer and her fiancé, Devon McCafferty both of Brewer, Ross Palmer of Exeter, Brooke and Chase Turner of Zionsville, IN; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, James P. Bryson, Jr. and Lewis Bryson, and a sister Louise Lovejoy.

Memorial services will be held 10 A.M. Friday, April 7th at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna, with the Rev. Fr. Raymond Morency officiating. Spring burial will be in the family lot, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 122 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330-5615, or to a charity of one’s choice. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral chapel.

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