Obituary: Ronald R. Villeneuve, “Ron”, 65
Nov 05, 2017 04:21AM
By Theresa Gilman
Ronald R. Villeneuve, “Ron”
Ronald R. Villeneuve, “Ron”, age 65, of Tewksbury, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness on November 1, 2017 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Ron was born on September 19, 1952 in Lowell, MA; he was the dear son of Rita and the late Richard Villeneuve. Ron was raised and educated in Lowell and was a graduate of Lowell Trade School. Following graduation, Ron, enlisted in the U. S. Navy in May of 1972 during the Vietnam War. Ron had several duty stations and went on to serve aboard the USS Hawkins, the USS Howard Gilmore, and the USS Holder which was his last assignment. Ron was proud of his service to the Country and was honorably discharged in May of 1976. Upon returning home, Ron became a member of the local DAV, VFW, and the American Legion.
Upon his return from the Service, Ron went on to continue his education at the North East Trade School where he studied HVAC. Ron finished his apprenticeship and became licensed with the State of Massachusetts; he took a position as a HVAC Service Technician and Quality Control with ACR which later became the Hussmann Refrigeration Company. Ron was a very conscientious and devoted employee; he had an excellent work ethic and was great with his customers as well as his co-workers. Ron was a great asset to the company with over forty years of dedicated service.
In October of 1979, Ron married the “love of his life” Mary Ann Bimbo; the couple moved to Tewksbury where they resided for over 38 years and raised two wonderful children, Marina and Josef. Ron loved his family unconditionally and enjoyed spending time with them.
In his spare time, Ron enjoyed traveling with work as well as his family trips. He loved to try new foods, golf, and “hang out” with his family and friends.
Ron was a “History and Political Buff” who didn’t mind sharing his views with anyone who was interested.
Ron was known to be a talented “Mr. Fix It” who could do just about anything; he was always helping others; never expecting anything in return.
Ron will be fondly remembered as a “great guy”, hardworking, kind, and generous with his time and talents. He loved his family and friends with all his heart and he will forever be missed.
Ron was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Bimbo) Villeneuve, devoted father of Marina Villeneuve of Portland, ME and Josef Villeneuve of Tewksbury, cherished son of Rita (Agostini) Villeneuve and the late Richard Villeneuve of Lowell. Dear brother of Richard Villeneuve and Joyce McAvoy both of Tyngsboro, Robert Villeneuve & wife Judy of Salem, NH and June Szymaszek & husband Ed of Dracut. Son-in-law of Madeline and the late James Bimbo of Wilmington. Ron is also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, godchildren, co-workers and good friends. Ron will be sorely missed by his beloved cats Squeaky and Miss Zip.
Family and friends will gather on Monday, November 6th, at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, at 9:00 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tewksbury. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, November 5th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Ron served in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was a very proud Veteran; in lieu of flowers the family would like you to support the Fisher House of Boston, P. O. Box 230, South Walpole, MA 02071 or The DV Farm 1722 Emerald St., Suite 101, Keene, NH 03431, dvfarm.org.