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Ronald Clive Mendes, Sr.

June 12, 1944November 16, 2020

MARSTONS MILLS – After a courageous battle with cancer, Ronnie passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. Born in New York City to the late John and Alice (Lopes) Mendes, he then lived his life on Cape Cod. Ronnie graduated from Barnstable High School, and went on to attend Northeastern University. Employed for many years as a glass glazier, he then went on to own his own glass business for 25 years.

His love of music led him to join a popular band as a singer and rhythm guitarist, which toured local college circuits. Crossword puzzles, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren were his favorite pastimes.

Ronnie was pre-deceased by his mother Alice (Lopes) Mendes, father John Mendes, sister Sharon Mendes, and son Ronald Mendes, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia (Babineau) Mendes; son Jeff and wife Milena; son Todd and wife Amanda and son Greg and wife Kristin. He is also survived by his second mom Estelle Mendes (Nana); sisters Jane Fernandes and Yvonne Barrows of California; and leaves behind nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

We wanted to send many thanks to the VNA Hospice of Cape Cod for their care and support.

Due to Coronavirus, there will be no service, and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or VNA of Cape Cod Hospice. To share a memory or condolences, please visit

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Peter Monteiro

November 25, 2020

I am very sorry to hear the sad news of Mr. Mendes passing. I always enjoyed seeing him around town and having some quick conversation and laughs. Jeff and family will be in my thoughts and prayers moving forward! Sincerely Peter Manuel Monteiro

John Wood

November 20, 2020

To Patti and family! So Sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing. I miss our early morning talks at Cumberland Farms. Don't think I ever saw Ronnie without a smile. RIP My Friend!! With Deepest Sympathy!

Kate St Amand

November 19, 2020

Ronnie will be missed so much at all the family gatherings as he was such a presence with his welcoming smile & jokes. His joy for life & his acceptance of people was always felt. He will be missed by many 😢 I have no doubt he’ll be watching over all his loved ones 💜

Kenneth Cohen

November 19, 2020

Please accept my heartfelt condolences over the passing of Ron. My father, Bernie, taught him to be a glazier. I spent many hours with Ron and worked for him Summers when he managed my family's Falmouth shop. I would pick him up each morning in my VW and we would drive to Falmouth. Also along would be Ron's cousin Lino whom Ron referred to as June Bug.

He would greet me with "What's New Cool Breeze" a moniker which I use for my youngest son.

Ken Cohen

Te Te Amado and family Amado

November 19, 2020

Our depest condolences to The Mendes family. Love and respect, Te Te Amado and family from Onset.

Lisa Ste

November 18, 2020

My condolences and prayers for Pat and Jeff. Ronnie was a wonderful person and remember good times at family events. I can remember hi. And sister Sharon entertaining us in song. Rest in Peace


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