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Ronall H. Day

November 3, 1932 ~ May 10, 2018 (age 85)
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of Leominster, 85

LEOMINSTER – Ronall “Ronnie” H. Day, 85 passed away peacefully the morning of May 10, with family at his side in Sterling Village Care Center. Ronall was born in Worcester, November 3, 1932. Son of Harry H. Day and Mildred (McKeown) Day and was a lifelong resident of Leominster. He graduated from Leominster High School in 1951. Ronnie served in the U.S. Navy as a radio technician during the Korean War.

Ronnie worked as a splicer and lineman for Verizon subsequently New England Telephone and A T&T prior to retiring. He was a member of the New England Telephone Pioneers. He was the oldest living Past Master of the Wilder’s Lodge and a long time member of the Elks.

Ronnie enjoyed golfing in his younger years. He was an avid reader, compassionate gardener of vegetables and flowers, and was admired for his well groomed gardens. He enjoyed starting plants from seedlings in his greenhouse. He also loved watching, feeding and taking pictures of birds in his gardens. His greatest loves were spending time at the family house in Ocean Park, ME, with Emily, family, friends, and his golfing buddies. Ronnie could often be seen with one of his beloved furry friends: Toby, Casey, or Murphy.

Ronnie was a devoted husband of deceased Emily A. (DeCarolis) Day who passed June 4th, 2016. They were married nearly 56 years. He was also predeceased by his brother David.

Ronnie is survived by a sister Donna (Day) Ostlund, sisters in law Carol Ann (Clyde) Day, Mary (DeCarolis) Garrett, and Veronica (DeCarolis) Lorenzen. He also leaves cousins, many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews, as well as great-great nieces and nephews.

“If I had a flower for every time you made me smile or laugh, I’d have a garden to walk in forever.”

The family wishes to thank the nurses and doctors of Leominster Health Alliance for their wonderful care and Sterling Village Care Center for their compassionate care during his stay.

DAY- The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster with a Mass at 11:00 am at St. Anna’s Church, 194 Lancaster Street, Leominster. Burial will follow at St. Leo’s Cemetery. Family and friends may visit 9:00 – 10:30 am prior to the Mass at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the COPD Foundation, 20F Street NW, Suite 200A, Washington, D.C. 20001 or to St. Anna’s Church Restoration Fund, 199 Lancaster Street, Leominster, MA 01435.

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