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Ronald Froias

September 27, 1943January 5, 2021
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Ronald Froias, 77, of Acushnet, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. He was the husband of Joanne (Grasela) Froias with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Born in Dartmouth, MA, he was the son of the late Manuel and Helen (Aguiar) Froias. He resided in Acushnet for the past 45 years.

Mr. Froias was a successful electrician, who began his career working at Lincoln Park in Dartmouth, MA and Peirce and Haworth in Mattapoisett, MA. He was an electrician for Shaw’s Supermarkets for 32 years, until retirement in 2012.

Ron enjoyed riding his motorcycle and fishing on his boat. An avid sports enthusiast, Ron was a Little League and Pony League coach and umpire. He also coached youth basketball and bowling. Ron was very fond of animals, especially his dogs. After retiring, he enjoyed daily meet-ups, with his friends, for coffee. Most of all, Ron cherished the time spent with his loving family.

Surviving, in addition to his wife Joanne, are his children: Lorrie Boardman and her husband Jeffery of Acushnet, Christine Froias and her husband Joseph Prunier of Acushnet, and Joseph Froias and his wife Cristiana of New Bedford; his sister: Dorothy Ibrahim of Acushnet; his grandchildren: Curtis Boardman and his husband Jared, Brian Boardman, and Jennifer Boardman and her husband Daniel; three step-grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. His Funeral will be held on Thursday, January 14 2021 at 9 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. graveside service at Tabor Cemetery in Acushnet. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Lighthouse Animal Shelter in New Bedford, or the Sidewalk Angels foundation.

For online tributes, please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com

Services

  • Visiting Hours

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Funeral

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

Memories

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Ellie Leite

January 22, 2021

Dear Joanne & Family: I send our deepest condolences in the passing of your beloved Ronnie. He was quite a guy, humorous, compassionate and a great co-worker of my beloved Manny. God bless you all and may you feel His Loving Arms comforting you at this sad time of loss. Hugs in Christ, with love & prayers, Ellie

Scott Prenda

January 10, 2021

I worked for 30 years at Shaw's and got to know Ron quite often. I appreciated his help each and every time that he could lend a hand.
We spoke briefly in the Fairhaven store prior to his retirement. So sad your retirement was not longer. Thanks for all the help. Rest In Peace.

Sharon Despres

January 10, 2021

My prayers and love go out to Joanne and her family. Joanne and I grew up together and I was there when she met Ronnie. Such a nice man. She was lucky to have spent so many years together with him and raised such a beautiful family together. We just recently connected again after many years . But due to circumstances , I will always regret not seeing him again. My heart is broken for her. May Ronnie RIP with the angels. God Bless him, Joanne , and her family. Love Sharon🙏😪🌷⚘💕💜🙏

Lorna Ciavola

January 9, 2021

So very sorry for your loss , sending prayers and my sincere condolences.
Lorna Ciavola

Jeff Gonneville

January 9, 2021

"Hey Mr. Froias, is the carpet done yet?"

Thank you for putting up with all the headaches from us for all those years. Your house was my home away from home for a good stretch and for that I am forever grateful. I cannot imagine where we would have ended up or what kind of trouble we would have found if we were not welcome in your home. It is too bad that they do not make 'em like you anymore... society would be better off if they did. Say "Hi" to Winston for me.

ED CABRAL

January 8, 2021

FROM THE BOYS AT 2:00 COFFEE TIME -WE ALL SEND
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY. HE WILL BE MISSED

Normand Pellerin

January 7, 2021

Great Coffee Buddy , you will be surely missed. Gone too soon. Thank you for helping me getting electrical tools for my grandson.

God Bless your family.
Rest in Peace

Normand Pellerin





Richard Medeiros

January 7, 2021

So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He was a longtime friend and co worker at Shaws Supermarkets. I'll miss having him stop by on his motorcycle to say Hi. My condolences to the family, he was one of the good ones.
Richard Medeiros and family

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Biography

Ronald Froias, 77, of Acushnet, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. He was the husband of Joanne (Grasela) Froias with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Born in Dartmouth, MA, he was the son of the late Manuel and Helen (Aguiar) Froias. He resided in Acushnet for the past 45 years.

Mr. Froias was a successful electrician, who began his career working at Lincoln Park in Dartmouth, MA and Peirce and Haworth in Mattapoisett, MA. He was an electrician for Shaw’s Supermarkets for 32 years, until retirement in 2012.

Ron enjoyed riding his motorcycle and fishing on his boat. An avid sports enthusiast, Ron was a Little League and Pony League coach and umpire. He also coached youth basketball and bowling. Ron was very fond of animals, especially his dogs. After retiring, he enjoyed daily meet-ups, with his friends, for coffee. Most of all, Ron cherished the time spent with his loving family.

Surviving, in addition to his wife Joanne, are his children: Lorrie Boardman and her husband Jeffery of Acushnet, Christine Froias and her husband Joseph Prunier of Acushnet, and Joseph Froias and his wife Cristiana of New Bedford; his sister: Dorothy Ibrahim of Acushnet; his grandchildren: Curtis Boardman and his husband Jared, Brian Boardman, and Jennifer Boardman and her husband Daniel; three step-grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. His Funeral will be held on Thursday, January 14 2021 at 9 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. graveside service at Tabor Cemetery in Acushnet. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Lighthouse Animal Shelter in New Bedford, or the Sidewalk Angels foundation.

For online tributes, please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com