Ralph Peter Filion
Ralph Peter Filion, 94, of Plattsburgh, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at CVPH after a long battle with dementia.
Ralph has generously donated his full body to science in hopes that others may be helped.
Friends and family are encouraged to attend the Memorial Mass at St. Peter's Church on November 8th at 10 a.m. A luncheon will follow for immediate family.
Ralph was born in Malone, N.Y., to Oliver and Grace (Lambert) Filion.
He worked as a general contractor building over 250 homes in Plattsburgh and was featured in Women's Day Magazine February 1995. He retired as the Supervisor of Plattsburgh Housing Authority.
He served in World War II in the Navy on the USS Hamblen and the USS Babbitt from May 18, 1944, to March 10, 1946, receiving the American Theater Medal, the European Theater Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Medal and the Victory Medal. He was flown to the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC on the inaugural North Country Honor Flight.
Ralph's love of the North Country allowed him to enjoy hunting, fishing, boating and camping.
Ralph is survived by his children, Jacqueline, David (Joanne), Judith (Kenneth), Deborah, Anne, Michelle, Craig (Michelle) and Joe along with his siblings, Henry (Marie), Beatrice (Arthur) and Francis (Bettsie) as well as 16 grand-children and 10 great-grand-children.
He is predeceased by his parents, his son Todd, and his siblings Arnold, Anita, Charles, Gloria and Veronica.
Published on October 18, 2019


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Nancy McClintock
Oct 22, 2019
Dear Michelle and family, & Craig & family,
Your dad was a special man. You as his children took such great care of him. He served our country and I had no idea the things he did. He has some wonderful kids to treat him so respectfully and you took care of his every need. He knew it too & was very proud of you. Thank you for sharing the photo's. God bless you all. Your friend, Nancy McClintock
Craig Filion
Oct 20, 2019
I so loved being with an angel my whole life, who could be so blessed, what an awesome awesome awesome father and friend
Dale and Toni Barringer
Oct 19, 2019
Craig and Michelle,
We are so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He had a smile that would light up a room and was always so welcoming to us. Please know you’re in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sharon Cilono
Oct 19, 2019
America the Beautiful was purchased for the family of Ralph Peter Filion by Sharon Cilono.  Send flowers
Ron and Denise
Oct 19, 2019
Jackie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Love Ron and Denise
Oct 19, 2019
I’ve only known Ralph for a short while, what a great man he was and what he has done in his life. I’m grateful to have been able to meet you and spend time with you. Prayers to family
Michelle filion
Oct 19, 2019
My most memorable moment was the picture below with my father n law with the waitresses , the story goes like this: my husband and I were celebrating our first anniversary and we are about to get a sitter to sit with my dad while we went alone on our anniversary but Craig and I decided to bring dad along , well long and behold he had the greatest time ever, he loved it so much he talked about it on the way home and just before he went to bed and when u would mention something about that night he lit right up. He was the center of attention that night in lake placid , a memorable one for sure that it puts a big smile on my face. The best decision we ever made! Rest In Peace dad, u will be m...issed !Read more
Oct 19, 2019
Craig My sincerest sympathy to you and your family.
Michelle Filion Schon
Oct 19, 2019
Dad, you made it 94 years! Strong right up until the end. You could still beat me in arm wrestling. Thanks for being a great example to me about how to be a good person. I'm so thankful for the many times we had good, quality time together. Say hi to Todd for me, and Grandma Filion. Love you.
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