The Daily News, Genesee County, New York, 3 Apr 2017.
"Ralph E Sackett, 91, passed away on April 2, 2017 at Cedar Ridge Center in Skowhegan, Maine.He was born Sept. 27, 1925 in Bergen, last of nine children of Burt and Mary Sackett (seven boys, two girls)—all born in the family home located on Rochester Street. In 1932, at the age of 7 he was inflicted with polio. This was the same year the buildings on east side of Main Street burned.
He attended Bergen High School, leaving when he was a senior to work on an agricultural farm (Curtis Brothers) due to war, working there until August of 1950. In 1950, he began work at Gerber Baby Foods, working there until 1980 when the plant moved to North Carolina. At this time, he began work for the DOT in Spencerport and The Park Way until his retirement in 1992.
He married Dorothy Stein in 1947 and they had three children. He built his home on Leroy Street in Bergen in 1950 to 1951, living there until 1993 when he moved to Florida. He lived in Florida 1993 to 2007, moving to Maine to live with his son Michael.
He was an active member of the Bergen Fire Department until 1980, being assistant chief for many years. He was one of the five founding members of Bergen Rod & Gun Club started in 1949. He was a member for a short time of Odd Fellows.
He is predeceased by his wife Dorothy and a daughter MaryBeth. He is survived by a son Michael Sackett (Nancy) of Solon, Maine and a daughter Anne Maturi (George) of Gettysburg, Pa.; five grandchildren—Teresa Matthews, Jennifer Park, Sarah Raji, Nicholas Maturi and Brenda Maturi; nine great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Rest Cemetery Association, 76 South Lake Road, Bergen, NY 14416.
Graveside services will be held at Mount Rest Cemetery at a later date."