Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather, Ralph Cheney, passed away in Concord, NH on December 31, 2021, at the age of 59 after a courageous battle with COVID-19. He was surrounded by his loved ones.
Ralph was a Navy Veteran honorably serving four years active duty and six years in the reserve. He was a loyal supervisor at Kloeckner Metals, formally known as Edgecomb Metals or Macsteel, for 36 years. Ralph was an exceptionally hard worker who taught his children great work ethic and always encouraged them to work hard for their dreams, often telling them, “You can do or be anything you put your mind to.” His loyalty and love for his wife, Nancy, was extraordinary for a long-lasting 35 years, as they had always been inseparable. Ralph is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Cheney. He was a proud Dad and Grampa to his surviving children, Jennifer Archer, Cristina DaRosa and Richard Cheney, and his grandchildren, Gideon Archer, Isabella Archer and Gabriel Archer. Ralph is also survived by his younger sister, Rita Dickerson, with whom he routinely had Sunday morning breakfast and Christmas Eve celebrations. He was blessed with surviving family in Ireland and England and leaves many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Services for this amazingly loving and loyal man, Ralph Cheney, will be held at the Cremation Society of New Hampshire, 172 King Street in Boscawen, NH, Friday January 7th. Family and friends are invited to gather 12:30-1:30pm. Memorial Service will begin at 1:30 in the Cremation Society chapel with cemetery committal and Military Honors following immediately at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway in Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Honoring Ralph Cheney GoFundMe at https://gofund.me/18ce2978. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to www.csnh.com.