OBITUARY

Ronald J. Menard Sr.

July 10, 1941August 27, 2019
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Ronald J. Menard, Sr. 78, a resident of Winchester, NH passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

Ron was born July 10, 1941 in Winchendon, MA the son of Arthur and Rose (Baril) Menard. He worked for many years at Temple-Stewart and then for Whitney Brothers. On May 17, 1975, he married the love of his life, Christy Collins.

Ron was devoted to his family and loved to spend time with them, especially his children and grandchildren. He believed in the value of hard work and in the importance of giving back to the community. Ron was an avid animal lover and treasured the bonds he made with the various four-legged companions that shared his home throughout the years. He also enjoyed watching sporting events, especially the Patriots and Red Sox.

He is survived by his wife, Christy; his sons, Ronald J. Menard, Jr and his wife Elaine and Kevin Menard and his wife Tammy; his daughter, Doreen Potter; grandchildren, Jon, Katie, Chris, Brendan, Alex, Thomas and Evan; his sister, Norma Herk and her husband Onnie; his sisters-in-law, Anne Collins, Margaret Antosiewicz and her husband Joe and Carmen Menard; his brother-in-law, Robert Collins and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. He is predeceased by his son-in-law, David Potter and his brother, Raymond Menard.

A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court St. Keene, NH from 1 to 3pm. There will be a brief memorial service at 3pm.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Kingsbury Center for Cancer Care, 580 Court St. Keene, NH. 03431.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, September 5, 2019

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Alexander Menard

September 6, 2019

Grandpa,

To my grandfather, the man who raised my father, and a genuinely great guy. I really enjoyed the time you flew out to Utah to visit us for the 4th of July. My mother tells me that fireworks are not too common in New England, so seeing the wonder on your face as fireworks went off in the Stadium of Fire after Carrie Underwood performed brought an everlasting joy to my heart. I remember the next day when we went to Denny's for breakfast and when the waiter asked Brenden how he would like his eggs, he said "good." We got some good laughs out of that one. Thank you for teaching me a valuable lesson which is to be yourself. That day at Denny's I was embarrased because of a swollen eye, and when I kept hiding it you told me something along the lines of "It's okay Alec. You're a good looking kid, no need to hide it. Be yourself." I will miss the conversations I had with you over the phone, hearing your voice telling me what is going on in the family and how you are doing is a comfort I won't get to experience again.

Thank you Grandpa for everything you did for your family. I love you and may you rest in peace.

Norma Herk

September 1, 2019

To my little brother Ronnie, I will miss the long talks that we used to have about the old days. I will miss your french, it was bad, but better than mine. Many times I wanted to kick your butt when we were kids because you wouldn't help me with the dishes. The only thing I regret is chipping your tooth. I have no one now that I can ask about the family tree. I will miss you deeply, you were the best! Love, your sister Norma❤

Doreen Potter

August 31, 2019

To my world and my hero you gave me the strength to get through each day when I loss David. I would not have been able to get through it without your guidance.the fond memories I will always keep in my heart remembering the fun times going to Red Sox games coming to get you at the hospital with Cheryl as you said she made a record getting you home all the good laughs the beers we shared our little road trips you where such a compassionate father and always will be my daddy you valued your family don’t worry about Nothing Ronnie Kevin and I will take care of things. God be with you my world you are my angel rest in piece daddy love sissy

Kevin Menar

August 31, 2019

Dad,
I want to let you know that you were my go to man whenever things got hard for me or if I needed something or just to talk, but you knew this. You set the greatest example a father could for his children. You taught us about unconditional love and compassion, serving others, providing for others, listening to others, and most of all loving others no matter who they were. The greatest thing you taught me was your humor, you positive outlook on life"ah, things will be ok, don't you worry about that Kevin, take care of yourself" . I'll always hold you dear to my heart. Until we meet again someday Dad, I love you forever, Kevin.

Ronald Menard

August 29, 2019

Dad you will always be my hero. You instilled in all of us the true meaning of life. From always loving those closest to you, to reaching out to others less fortunate. From volunteering where can, to always have a smile and laugh. From respecting others no matter of race or Sex or age. From understanding those who know one else will listen to, to those who support your causes. Your Grandchildren (Jon, Katie, Chris, Brenden, Thomas, Alec, Evan,Savannah,Paige and Kailey) will also continue your legacy and the world will be a better place. Until we meet again my hero...

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