Official Obituary of

Ronald R. Dionne

May 7, 1946 ~ February 18, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Ronald Dionne Obituary



                                                             Ronald R. Dionne

                                  Devoted Father, Grandfather, Air Force, Vietnam Vet 

  Lunenburg- Ronald R. Dionne , 77 of 131 White St , passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024 at Leominster Hospital .

  Ronald was born on May 7, 1946 in Nashua NH, to the late Roland and Margret ( Levesque ) Dionne and lived in Fitchburg most of his life. 

  He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1965 and was honorably discharged in 1969 after serving most of his time in Vietnam. While active, he served as a 60551 Air Cargo Specialist , recently told his grandson that he was an aircraft mechanic. He received several awards, as in NDSM, AFOUAw/1BROLC, VSM, AFGCM, RVCM.

  During his life, he had several jobs and careers. Early on he worked along side his brother doing roofing in NH. After settling in Fitchburg in the late 70's, he worked for Shamrock Liquors and Assistant manager at Child World toy store. For many years, he worked maintenance and managed properties in Newton, Shrewsbury, Clinton and Westborough,  before returning to Fitchburg in 1988. Around the mid 90's he graduated from NETTS and obtained a Class A CDL and drove truck for Middlesex Materials, Aggregate Industries, RMP, and retiring after working many years for Fitchburg Plumbing supply.

   Once retired, he spent many years trying to make a difference, in the town that he loved. He ran for many different positions as in, Ward 5 councilor, Councilor at Large, State Rep and even Mayor. In 2004, He completed the Fitchburg Police Dept 8th citizen police academy. After moving to Townsend in 2011, he served on the Board of the Water Commissioners and the Housing Authority. He moved to Lunenburg in 2015, where he lived out the remaining years by enjoying his family and especially his grandchildren.

   Over the years, he belonged to many clubs, The Knights of Columbus, VFW, American Legion, Eastwood Club and St Joes. He enjoyed dancing, singing karaoke, cribbage, bowling and shooting pool. From 1989-1991 he was assistant, turned head coach of his son's soccer teams for FYS. For many years, he was also on a bowling league with his son and would shoot pool with him. Up until the last year, he would attend all of grandchildren’s sports games. He enjoyed watching sports, he was a fan of all the local teams. 

   In 2003 his son got married to his beautiful wife Alisha. On that day, Ron knew how special she was, on that day, not only did he gain a daughter in law, but he gained a daughter. He would often refer to her as "darling". He loved her wholeheartedly, thought the world of her and made it known, even up to the last week by telling the nurses that treated him. Over the last few years, his hearing was very poor, he had a real hard time understanding conversations with his son, so she would step in, talk in a way he could understand, calm him down from his frustration and confusion and set his mind at ease. His final week was a tough one for him, but every chance she got, she would be by his side in the hospital, try to explain things and try to keep him relaxed. Even up to the last few hours, he knew how much he was loved. He was a man that didn't have much, but gave everything he could with the tools he had. 

   He leaves behind his son Chad and his wife Alisha, a grandson Aiden, two granddaughters Jovienne and Juliette, several nephews and nieces. 

   Ron was predeceased by his parents, sister Gloria, brother Richard, and granddaughter Kendall

   There are no calling hours and funeral will be private at a later date

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