Monday, January 5, 2004

Ralph F. Bartley, 81

WORCESTER- Ralph F. Bartley, 81, of Worcester, a retired Worcester Fire Dept. Captain, died Sat., Jan. 3, in UMass Hospital after an illness.

He leaves his wife of 52 years, Rita (Barry) Bartley; a daughter, Joan F., wife of Worcester Fire Chief Gerard A. Dio of Worcester; two sons, Ralph B. Bartley, husband of Susan, of Shrewsbury and Francis X. Bartley, husband of Maureen, of Worcester; seven grandchildren; and nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Verdolino.

Mr. Bartley was born in Worcester, son of Ralph L. and Anne (Callahan) Bartley and lived in Worcester all his life. He graduated in 1941 from St. Peter