Ronald J. Byrne

September 12, 1935September 4, 2011

Ronald J. Byrne, age 75 of Somerset, died unexpectedly Sunday, September 4, 2011. He was the husband of Cecile B. (Boissoneau) Bryne to whom he had been married for 32 years.

He was born in Fall River the son of the late Lillian (Byrne) Campion and was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School. He also served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Byrne was employed as a Sales manager for 3 A’s Auto & Tire in Providence for seven years. Prior to that he worked for Engle Tire in Providence until its closing and was the manager at Firestone and Goodyear Stores in Fall River. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Somerset, was in several bowling leagues at Holiday lanes in Somerset and was an avid Red Sox fan.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his three children Carolyn Arruda of Fall River, Ronald P. Byrne of Palm Bay, FL and Scott F. Byrne of Sunrise, FL; two step-children Scott E. St. Pierre of Athens, NY and Wendy St. Pierre of Port St. Lucie, FL; eight grandchildren Jeffrey Arruda, Rebecca Byrne, Dillon Byrne, Andrew St. Pierre, Andrea St. Pierre, Jared St. Pierre, Billy Alarie and Lauren Alarie; one great-grandchild Nevaeh St. Pierre; one brother Alvin Byrne of Tiverton, RI, several nieces and nephews and his Dog “Buddy”.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 9am from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT ROSE E. SULLIVAN 866 County St., Somerset followed by his funeral mass at 10am in St. Thomas More Church 386 Luther Ave., Somerset. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7pm. Flowers welcome or memorial contributions in his honor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Burial will be in Pocasset Hill Cemetery, Tiverton.


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 7, 2011
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, September 8, 2011

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Rick Overdorff

September 8, 2011

I'm so sorry to hear about Ron. It was such a pleasure to know Ron and we had a great time bowling with him. He always brought us a smile. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Deb and Rick Overdorff

Carmine Balzano

September 7, 2011

He will be missed greatly, I had the pleasure of working with Ronnie at Engle Tire Company for many years. My prayers are with you

Julie Jasmin

September 7, 2011

Cecile I'm so sorry to hear about Ronnie. My parayers are with you and your family.

Michelle Banson

September 7, 2011

Our deepest condolences to the family of Ronnie! My husband had the pleasure of working with Ronnie on a daily basis and developed a remarkable bond with him. We were also blessed to have Ronnie & Cecile share in our wedding last year. May the family continue to be blessed with many wonderful memories. May he rest in eternal peace!
Mr. & Mrs. LeArris Banson & Family

Katie Byrne

September 7, 2011

We'll sure miss you, Uncle Ronnie. RIP.
Jason and Katie Byrne

September 7, 2011

He always had a smile, a joke, or a great story. He will be missed. I send your family my condolences and wish I could be there... Alicia Benson (Mansfield, CT)

September 7, 2011

Ron you will be missed at the spa for your morning coffee. All the guys will miss you . skip

September 6, 2011

You will always be remembered at our Class Reunions....Durfee Class of 1954

Steven Levitt

September 6, 2011

He was a wonderful person.My condolences to the entire family

Jon E Lifvergren

September 6, 2011

Greetings, Cecile. Indeed I am sorry for the unexpected loss of your husband. Take comfort in the time you were able to share and the knowledge that you will one day meet again. I remember you fondly and think of you from time to time. Take Care and May God Bless ! Springfield Area Office, MA Dept. of Labor Standards (long ago the Dept. of Labor & Industries).