Ralph S. Banas

March 10, 1938 - July 21, 2019
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Ralph S. Banas, 81, of Ludlow, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.  Born March 10, 1938, he was the son of the late Joseph and Sophie (Prosal) Banas.  A lifelong resident, Ralph attended Ludlow High School and worked as a gunsmith at Savage Arms for 38 years.

Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Joanne (Land) Banas, two sons Stephen Banas and his wife Mae of Ludlow, Michael Banas and his wife Jennifer of Three Rivers with their children Cheyanne, Gabriel, Aurianna and Brayden  and his daughter Ann Marie Edwards and her husband Rick of Ludlow and their babies Justus and Skylar. He also leaves granddaughter Elecktra Banas as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ralph was predeceased by his brother Joseph Banas.

Ralph was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He loved to camp and boat. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was always “looking for that elusive pound of twenty’s “

In lieu of flowers Ralph’s request was for donations to the Ludlow Senior Center New Building Fund, 37 Chestnut St., Ludlow, MA 01056.

All services are private, there are no calling hours.

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In lieu of flowers Ralph’s request was for donations to the Ludlow Senior Center New Building Fund, 37 Chestnut St., Ludlow, MA 01056.


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Born: March 10, 1938
Died: July 21, 2019

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Mae posted on 7/27/19

In memory of Ralph S. Banas, Mae lit a candle


Mae posted on 7/27/19

I had the chance to learn, and enjoy all the good out doors with you Pa. You were always there . I will miss you so much. You made the last 25 years of my life wonderful. You weren't just a father to me but my best friend too. Love you Hoopie!


Margaret Lavoie Fuller posted on 7/26/19

Ralph you were always fun to be with We actually met on the school bus and although we went to different schools we did live close by so we were the last ones on the bus. I will always think of you as the marble champion and was proud to call you friend. I hope you can fish where are and play a game of marbles too. Maybe a little country music and you will be all set. My sincere condolence to your family especially your dear wife of 60 years. Maggie Lavoie Fuller


Rose Banas Ambroziak posted on 7/26/19

My Dearest Cuz, I will miss your smiling face. You always had a funny story to tell. You were a dedicated husband, father, cousin and friend. You will be missed by many. May you rest in peace now. Until we meet again. ❤️ Rose Banas Ambroziak


Jennifer Banas posted on 7/25/19

You live on forever in the smiles of our children.


Robin Glidden posted on 7/25/19

Annie and family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. It is never easy losing a loved one especially a parent. Be strong my friend.


John and Tammy Aiken posted on 7/25/19

John and I send our condoles we love Uncle Ralph and he will be missed so much he was a kind person and funny at times.


Al and Jeanne Wills posted on 7/25/19

So sorry for your loss of a good man and a great father. Our deepest sympathy to the Banas Family. Al & Jeanne Wills