RIP: The Rev. S. Lester Ralph

The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:

Aug. 23, 2019

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. S. Lester Ralph in Reading, Massachusetts, on Aug. 20, 2019. Les was rector at Christ Church in Somerville, Massachusetts, from 1964 until 1981. He also served four terms as mayor of Somerville, from 1970 until 1978.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 95 Woburn Street, in Reading, at 11 a.m. Clergy are invited to vest: white stoles.

May the soul of God’s faithful servant departed rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon him.

Faithfully yours,

The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates
The Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris

Condolences may be sent to his family at:
The Ralph Family
88 King Street
Reading MA 01867

Memorial donations may be made to:
Wonalancet Union Chapel
c/o Amy Semmes, Treasurer
120 Auburn Street
Medford MA 02155