Ralph English, 75, dies

Columbus, OH — Ralph Henry English, 75, of Marlborough, Mass. died Wednesday (Aug. 7) at Parsons Hill Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Worcester.

He was the son of the late Clifford and Marie (Flo) English and father of the late Jeffrey English.

Mr. English worked as a horse trainer for more than 30 years at The Meadowlands in New Jersey and was honored by The New England Harness Writers Association.

He is survived by his daughters; Beth (David) English Lovecchio and Rene (Steve) Gies and his grandchildren Nicholas and Cassidy Gies.

Mr. English was also the brother of the late William “Billy” English and Dawn Holt.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday (Aug. 19) from 6–7 p.m. at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA 01752.

During the fall meet at Plainridge Park, there will be a race dedicated to the memory of Mr. English with a winner’s circle gathering. All horsemen and friends of his are invited to be there to celebrate the life of a good man and excellent driver/trainer in his era.

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