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Ronald R. Villeneuve

November 2nd, 2017

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.

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15 Entries in Guest Book for “Ronald R. Villeneuve”

  1. Nancy Gagnon says:

    Maryanne and family I am so sorry for your loss . Sending many prayers and love to help you all through this time of loss.

    Love to all,

    Aunt Nancy

  2. Diane Tracy says:

    Josef,
    Please know that all of your friends and colleagues at work extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. Don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help in any way and know that we are all thinking of you. God Bless.
    Diane

  3. Marc Gagnon says:

    Maryann, Marina, and Josef,
    I am very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Ron at our family gatherings.

    Marc

  4. Cathy Gagnon says:

    Dear Maryanne and Family,
    I didn’t even know that Ron was sick. My heart is breaking for you all! Ron was one of the most gentle souls I have ever known!!! He will be missed by the whole Gagnon family. My heart and prayers are with you all!

    God Bless you and keep you close in His Loving care
    Love
    Aunt Cathy

  5. Ken Soto says:

    Maryann and family, I have worked in the refrigeration field for over 30+ years and knew Ron from most of those years. I was sadden when I heard that Ron had passed. From all of us in the Big Y Refrigeration Crew our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all. God Bless

  6. Maureen and Don Weber says:

    Maryanne, Marina and Josef,
    The entire Weber family extends our deepest and most sincere condolences on your loss.
    I know these past few weeks/months have not been easy.
    But I hope the wonderful memories that will endure forever can erase some of the pain.
    Marina, you spoke so highly of your Dad, which explains why he was a such a special person to those lucky enough to know him.

    May God bless you and your family.

  7. Susan Hewitt says:

    Maryann and family,
    I was saddened to hear the news of your tremendous loss. There are no words that seem appropriate, but I am truly sorry. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I hope your most cherished memories of him and your life spent together will bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Rest in Peace Ron.

  8. Ellen M Selfridge says:

    Mary Ann – I am so very sorry for your loss, and that of your daughter and son. Ron was such a gentle man, hard worker and provider. I’m sorry we never had the opportunity to visit in Maine, but enjoyed seeing you at the many family functions we attended. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  9. Mark Wilson says:

    To the Villeneuve family,
    I worked with Ron at Hussmann and although we never met personally we did collaborate occasionally. Ron was thoughtful, knowledgeable, and very generous with his time and expertise. His contributions and dedication are well known to his co-workers and he will be sorely missed. Please receive my sincere condolences on behalf of our entire Hussmann family. I trust faith and fond memories to carry you past this time of morning and allow for the celebration of his life moving forward.

  10. Robin Helfner says:

    To Marina & the Villeneuve Family,

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers that the wonderful memories you hold dear of your loved one, sustain you all through this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

  11. Chris Musco says:

    Dearest Villeneuve Family,
    I have had the privilege to work alongside Ron for the past 15 years. I had many great years and we learned a lot from each other. Ron was a wonderful friend as well ,that I trusted who spoke highly of his wife and especially his children. He will Be truly missed by all, our hearts go out to the family and friends who knew Ron. May he be with our Heavenly Father watching over all of you. Our deepest condolences and prayers, keep the happy memories closest to your hearts. God bless you all. Chris , Monica & Luke Musco. Pittsburgh Pa

  12. Dottie Crone says:

    Josef, we are all so very sorry about the passing of your dad. Our hearts break for you. God bless you all. Prayers and hugs on their way to you and your family. May memories help you as you go through this difficult time and may your Dad rest in peace.

  13. Dee fernald says:

    So very sorry for your whole family. Of a great special man I remember all the family Christmas partys that I have attended to. He will be sadly miss. Sending prayers and hugs to you all. God bless rest in peace till you all meet again. Amen.

  14. Lisa Stira says:

    Hugs to the family. Mark and I have you all in our thoughts.

  15. Jack McAuliffe says:

    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. We went into the Navy together, the five of us. Ron, Bobby, Tom Brown, Mike Daily, and myself. Ron and I were in the same squadron during our last year in the Navy(‘75 & ‘76). It was a reserve training squadron made up of old WW II destroyers. He was on the Holder, and I was on the Damato.

    Ron was very generous with his time and talent. We always had some laughs when we were together. He was a good friend. I’ll miss you my friend……..

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