photo_130220_WT0022647_1_lemoine0001_20140215Ronald B. Lemoine, 69, of Auburn passed away Friday, February 14th, 2014 after a valiant battle with cancer with the family he loved so much gathered by his side.

Ronald was born in Worcester, the son of Benjamin and Rita (Brodeur) Lemoine. He graduated from Auburn Senior High in 1962, where he was a T & G Hockey All Star. He then went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Business from Northeastern University in 1967. Ron then joined the U. S. Army Reserves serving his country from 1968 to 1973. He has lived most of his life in Auburn.

Ronald is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Bonnie H. (Shugrue) Lemoine; three children that were his world, Christopher Lemoine and his wife Stacy of Rutland, Jennifer Briggs and her husband Paul of Lynnfield, Jeremy Lemoine and his wife Marissa of Oxford; seven grandchildren that cherished “Pa”, Garrett, Ross, Evan, Maura, Aidan, Keely and Lily; a sister, Donna Holloway of Auburn; Neices, nephews, extended family and friends.

Ronald worked in various positions for the UPS Corporation in the Shrewsbury plant many years before retiring in 2007.

During his children’s young years, Ron could be found most often at the Auburn Ice Rink, where he taught his kids and hundreds of others the game of Hockey. Many also knew him for his love of “The Garden” and the countless times he enjoyed being outside and spending time with his buddies. Ron was so proud of his French Heritage, learning about history and traditions and passing them on to family which was so very important to him, especially his grandchildren whom he loved with all his heart. Ron found so much pride in watching his grandchildren grow and being with them. Nothing made him happier. To his grandchildren, “Pa” was an inspiration and made sure they had everything. Bonnie was also his life for 44 years. He loved to travel with her and would often be found spending the day at the casino whenever they felt the urge. He enjoyed playing golf, watching sports and westerns and was a member of the Teamsters Local 170.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit with the family Tuesday, February 18th from 4 pm to 7 pm in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St. His funeral will be held Wednesday, February 19th from the funeral home with a procession to Saint John’s Church, 40 Temple Street where his Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ron’s name to the Patrick Comer Courage Foundation, PO BOX 282, Princeton, MA 01541-0282

The Lemoine family would like to thank the Jacob Ichabod Washburn Hospice House and Jewish Healthcare Hospice for the wonderful care, comfort and compassion they provided our family during a difficult time.