Ronald David Vidou Sr.
February 7, 1943 – November 5, 2020
Ronald David Vidou, age 77, widower of Bonnie J. Vidou of Old Lyme, CT passed away on Thursday, November 5th at Yale New Haven Hospital with family by his side. Ronald was born February 7th, 1943 in Waterbury, CT. He was a veteran of the US Army, assigned to the prestigious 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry, nicknamed the “Fighting Eagles” and proudly served his country in Korea. During his time in the service he earned the rank of Sergeant.
Ron was a lifelong resident of Old Lyme, a devoted husband, father, uncle, and friend who cherished time spent with family. He maintained his career as a talented and well-known residential painter in the community. A lighthearted man, he had a loving and gentle nature with a great sense of humor. Ron was an avid animal lover, and enjoyed baking his infamous pies for friends and family. He was always eager for a round of golf, and enjoyed the challenging game his entire life. In the summers he loved blue crabbing around the Old Lyme area.
Ron is survived and will be dearly missed by: his son Ronald Vidou Jr. of Old Lyme, CT; daughter Lisa Vidou and her wife Rhonda Levesque of NC; brother Theodore Vidou and his wife Wendy of East Haddam, CT; sisters Michele Phillips of Old Saybrook, CT; and Valerie Hock of Riverside, CA; his 5 grandchildren, and many special nieces and nephews.
Ron was also predeceased by: his wife Bonnie; parents Julian and Elsie Vidou of Old Lyme, CT; brothers Julian Vidou Jr. and wife Ann of Old Lyme, CT; and John Vidou of Old Lyme, CT; and son Jeff Vidou of Old Lyme, CT.
Ron's family would like to express their deep gratitude to the West Haven VA & Yale New Haven Hospitals' staffs for their dedicated care and to all of Ron's wonderful neighbors for their many acts of kindness, care and support over the years and during his times of illness.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the family has chosen not to host Calling Hours at this time, and a private family service will be held with Burial and Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the ASPCA.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Ronald David Vidou Sr.
November 13, 2020
Ron was always a brother to me, no in-law needed. He was a gentle, generous soul. One who will be missed in my heart every day. As we lay you to rest next to your Bonnie today, I will remember every endearing moment I ever spent with you. Rest in peace my sweet man, I love you forever...
Joe Sapia Jr
November 11, 2020
Working with Ron at uarco . Rip