Ronald D. Oakes Sr.

August 4, 1946December 21, 2020

Ronald D. Oakes, Sr., 74, of Manchester and formerly of New Britain, passed away on December 21, 2020. He was born in Connors New Brunswick, Canada on August 4, 1946 to Anita Plourde and the late Reginald Oakes.

Ron worked as a machinist in aircraft manufacturing for many years and he served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Ron enjoyed vacationing in Vermont with his friend Bob where they would go camping, fishing and snowmobiling. Also, he enjoyed many trips to Canada to visit his mother and siblings. He loved going to Glacier Lake to go fishing, riding his ATV and snowmobiling with his family. Above all Ron loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Ron is survived by his three children: his son Ronald D. Oakes, Jr. and his wife Antoinette of Southington, CT, his son Dana Oakes of Mooresville, NC, and his daughter Jamie Hastings and her husband Keith of Manchester, CT; his five grandchildren: Brandon Oakes, Kara Oakes, Zachary Oakes, Dominic Oakes, and Shelby Hastings; his mother Anita (Plourde) Oakes; his seven siblings: Dallard Oakes and wife Marthe of Connors NB, Canada, Charlotte Morin of Lowell, MA, Monique Boulay and husband John of Lac-Baker NB, Canada, Francine Nestor of Nicholson, GA, Marie Conway and husband John of Mooresville, NC, Lewis Oakes and wife Gaitane of Connors NB, Canada, and Chantal Cyr and husband Alexandre of Saint Francois NB, Canada; his former spouse and dear friend Rosemarie Oakes of Plainville, CT; his many nieces and nephews; and also his dear friends Bob Mangiafico and Marie Schreiber of Cromwell, CT and George Kiss of Wethersfield, CT.

Ron is predeceased by his father Reginald Oakes, bother-in-law Charles Morin, nephew Ricky Oakes, niece Shirley Oakes, and nephew Christopher Belliveau.

A memorial service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 12-1pm at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N Main St., Southington, CT 06489.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Ron’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project ( or the Gary Sinise Foundation (

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David Bergeron

January 4, 2021

I was deeply saddened today when I learned of Ron's passing. He was always friendly when I visited Jobin Machine which is one of my customers. We had many enjoyable conversations and I will miss his smile . Rest in peace Ron, my prayers are with you.

Peter Mahoney

January 2, 2021

It is with great sadness to hear of Ron's passing. Ron was a true friend and a great person to work with. We first worked together at Products Design and later at Jobin Machine. Ron was always a dedicated employee who took great pride in his work.

Ron always took the time to make sure that we stayed in touch. His phone calls were so appreciated. I will truly miss not being able to talk with him.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this most difficult time.

With Sympathy,

John Conway

January 2, 2021

"Uncle Ron"
I have been thinking about you a lot recently. Remembering the good times we had with you traveling the country with you and Marie in the "Peterdyne".
The fishing trips we took off shore in the "Jamie Marie", Sharks and Cod oh my. Just hanging around in "Hard Hittin, New Brittin".
on and on, too many memories to post.

You will be missed.
Rest in Peace Brother.

"Uncle John"

Elizabeth Boyd

January 2, 2021

Our hearts go out to the family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace are with you. Uncle Ron was a good man and he will be missed very much.

Peter Mashiak

December 30, 2020

My condolences to the family. I worked with Ron over the past 15 years. He shared his famous soups, Shepard’s pie, monthly “rabbit” texts and his trade knowledge with me. I considered Ron more than a co-worker he was a friend.

David Chapdelaine

December 30, 2020

It was my pleasure to know and work with Ron for many years. I first met him 29 years ago when he came to work at Jobin Machine. I worked side by side with him for about 15 years in the toolroom at Jobin. I have so many fond memories of him. I'll share one of those- Back around the year 2000, I had gotten divorced and times were a bit hard. Ron got into a habit of making a batch of home made soups over the weekend. He started bringing me some soup on Monday mornings to share with me. They were so good! It was just a little thing he did that made my day many times. I would drive in on Mondays hoping there would be a container of soup, I so looked forward to that! More often that not there would be some. As the years passed that changed, as all things do. I was always grateful that we had that connection. Years went by and in recent years I became busy with more responsibilities here at work, with more to do we talked less. The week he went out sick he brought myself and another co-worker a portion of the soup he had made over the weekend. It was my favorite of his soups, called simply "Red soup". It was absolutely delicious, as always. Ron will be sorely missed by all of us here at Jobin Machine, and fondly remembered forever.

Lang Dorice , Eldon

December 28, 2020

Our deepest Sympathy to all the Ronald Family especially to his Mom tante Anita . We are so sorry for You all . R. I. P. Ronald . From your cousins Dorice And Eldon 🙏🙏🙏 ...

Claire Lemieux

December 28, 2020

I am so sorry for your lost Oakes family. Je tiens à offrir mes plus sincères vœux de condoléances à toute la famille Oakes, tout spécialement à ma tante Anita. Perdre un enfant n’est jamais chose facile. Mes pensées sont avec vous tous. Ronald repose maintenant en paix avec son créateur.

Jacques et Chantal Bossé

December 28, 2020

Sais avec une grande tristesse que nous vous offrons nos sympathies aux enfants et famille.