LIMESTONE AND FORT FAIRFIELD – Ralph G. Taggett, 58, husband of Bonnie R. (Fox) Taggett, passed away Wednesday morning, January 1, 2014 at a Bangor healthcare facility, following an extended illness. He was born July 10, 1955 in Caribou, the son of Harry E and Sarah E. (Hafford) Taggett.
Ralph was raised in Limestone and was a graduate of the Limestone High School, Class of 1975. After a stint in the U.S. Navy, Ralph settled in Fort Fairfield where he worked at the A&P, later Interstate Foods Processing Plant as a forklift operator for many years. He was married to Bonnie R. Fox on September 4, 1982 and attended the Fort Fairfield United Pentecostal Church.
In addition to his parents, Ralph was predeceased by three brothers, Charles E. Hafford, Archie and Frank Taggett. He is survived by his wife of thirty-one years, Bonnie of Fort Fairfield, one son and daughter-in-law, Daniel R. and Rosalie Taggett of Presque Isle; one daughter, Krissy E. Taggett of Fort Fairfield; seven brothers and sisters-in-law, Irvan D. Taggett of Calais, Harry A. “Pete” Taggett of Caribou, John Taggett of Limestone, Hazen and Patsy Taggett of Mapleton, Patrick Taggett, Paul and Betty Taggett, and Cyrus Taggett, all of Limestone; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Sarah Johnston and her special friend, Melvin Cleaves of Caribou, Elizabeth and Robert Denslow of Presque Isle, Phyllis and John Brown of Kennesaw, GA; four grandchildren, Caleb James Gilman and Kassidy Leigh Dougherty, both of Fort Fairfield, Emilee Joy and Jonathan Daniel Taggett, both of Presque Isle; numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Friday, January 3, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. at Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield. The funeral service will be conducted Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the United Pentecostal Church, 33 Currier Road, Fort Fairfield with the Rev. Ron Doughty officiating. Spring interment will take place at the Green Ridge Cemetery, Caribou. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held after the service in the church fellowship hall. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mr. Taggett to the American Diabetes Association, National Processing Center, P.O. Box 13067, Alexandria, Virginia 22312. Envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com.