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Obituary... Jerome P. Tripp



Jerome P. Tripp, 71, died on Tuesday, October 30, at his home in Middleboro, Mass., following a lengthy illness. Born in Acushnet, he was the husband of Nancy E. (Mercer) Tripp, and the son of the late Raymond P. and Mildred E. Tripp.

A graduate of Middleboro Memorial High School and Boston University College of Engineering, he served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight engineer during the Korean conflict. He was the owner and president of Bay State Crucible Company in Taunton, Mass., for 35 years. He was also a former director of Middleborough Trust Company and Rockland Trust Company and served on the Board of Directors of Bristol Community College. Tripp was a member of the Middleborough Lions Club, the American Foundry Association and he served several years as a hockey coach for the Lakeville-Freetown Hockey Association. In addition, he serve as a director of the South Eastern Massachusetts Horsemen’s Association.

The Tripp family owned and operated Happy Hollow Stables and were extremely successful throughout New England and on the national level. With his daughter Lisa Tripp Millet as trainer they showed such horses and ponies as Smooth Operator and Flyer’s Sensation.

In addition to his wife and daughter, he is survived by a son, Bradford Davison Tripp; a grandson, Bradford Davison Tripp, Jr.; a brother, Dr. Raymond P. Tripp; a sister, Sarah Jane Duchaine; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was also the grandfather of the late Elizabeth Frame Tripp and brother of the late Nancy Glidden.

A private graveside service was held at Nemasket Hill Cemetery.

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