Thomas R. Ronan Jr.

June 30, 1941March 24, 2021

Thomas R. Ronan Jr., 79, of Union, NJ, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Thomas was born in Newark, NJ on June 30, 1941 to Thomas Sr. and Ida Ronan. He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife of 55 years, Mariealaina Ronan (Policastro) of Union, NJ. He is survived by his son, Thomas Sean and companion Demi-Anne of Cranford, NJ, son Michael of Lancaster, PA. Also survived by his seven grandchildren, Samantha, Tommy, Matt, Gia, Tristan, Aurelio (“AJ”) and Annelyse. He was loved and surrounded by his siblings, Robert and wife Helen Ronan, David Ronan and Eileen and Michael D’Egidio as well as his brother in-law Gregory and wife Debbie Policastro. Thomas leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Thomas was a member of the Army National Guard from 1964 where he was honorably discharged in 1969 when he began his career in the trucking industry. After his years of service to his country, he was employed with various companies including Associated Transport and Red Star Express in Newark, NJ. After his many years of employment in the trucking industry, he joined the Kean University Department of Public Safety as Police Dispatcher and Security Officer where he retired after ten years of service. Visitation will be held at McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Avenue Union, NJ, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 3pm-7pm. A Catholic Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021,10:30am at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 971 Suburban Road Union, NJ. Interment will follow the mass at Holy Cross Cemetery North Arlington, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital in his name.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Mass

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

  • Entombment

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021


Thomas R. Ronan Jr.

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Eileen D’Egidio

March 26, 2021

Our deepest condolences to you, Marie, Sean, Michael and the entire family on the passing of our dear brother, Tommy. He was such a wonderful man. He was loved by many. He was so strong to be able to endure all that happened to him. They say “God only gives you what you can handle”. Therefore, God knew he was very strong! It is now his time to rest. We will cry for him because we are going to miss him. We will grieve for him because he was so loved. Our hearts will never mend because they are forever broken. An important link in our chain is now missing. But we will all go on until the day of our destiny brings us all together again. Until then, may The Good Lord hold Tommy in His Arms and let our dear brother Rest In Peace. Gone but never forgotten. 💔😢🙏🏻