Ralph J. Travers

Ralph J. Travers, 84, of Seekonk, passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of the late Catherine (Duell) Travers.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Reis) Travers. Mr. Travers was the owner & operator of the Travers Excavating Company for 42 years before he retired. He was a Marine Corps veteran, he served on the U.S. Saratoga and was also a plank owner.  Mr. Travers was an avid gardener, enjoyed woodworking, restoring tractors and was also a member of NETTA.  In his retirement years he enjoyed raising animals and anything to do with farm life.

He leaves one daughter, Joanne Bennett of Seekonk, one son, Ronald Amaral of Iowa, one sister, Loretta Catarina and her husband Manny of Cumberland, 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He was the father of the late Edward Amaral.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, May 17, 2021 from 4-7 PM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Funeral services will be private.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend the comital service on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM in Seekonk Cemetery, Newman Avenue, Seekonk. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Seekonk Congregational Church, 600 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA 02771 would be appreciated.


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4 entries.
Peter & Lucille Amaral from Rehoboth wrote on May 17, 2021 at 4:19 pm
So sad to hear the passing of our good friend Ralph, he will be missed by many. Our Sincere Condolences to the Travers Family
Patti Craig from Brockton Mass wrote on May 17, 2021 at 11:50 am
I met this beautiful man thru his daughter Joanne. I didn’t know him long but when I first met him I knew this man was a very special person. Kind, giving, and quick to help others . I sensed once he thought of you as a friend he was a loyal friend. He will be sadly missed by everyone. To his family and friends know he is in a far better place free of pain and with all his friends and family that left before him and in peace being in the loving arms of his wife once again.
Steve Gianlorenzo from East Providence wrote on May 15, 2021 at 10:28 am
To the Travers Family,I am so sorry for your loss.Ralph was always a Gentleman.May he R.I.P. and God Bless
Sharon Propatier from Seekonk wrote on May 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm
I am so very sorry to hear of Uncle Ralph's passing. What a wonderful man.... I am honored to have known and loved him. He ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS had a big smile, a hug, a laugh and some conversation. Always such a pleasure to see him. He will be missed. Much love to you all.... Love, Sharon & Kreg. xoxo