BRAINTREE - Ronald H. Simpson, age 88, a resident of Braintree, passed away peacefully at his home on February 12th in the late evening, after a period of failing health, his death being pronounced the next morning February 13th. He was the proud loving husband of Margaret (Digiacomo) Simpson to whom he was married for 66 years. He was a graduate of Quincy High School. They were High School sweethearts and true soulmates.
He was the proud father of Rhonda Lehan and her husband David of Plymouth, Barbara Reis and her husband Rhue of Richmond, RI, Steven Simpson and his wife Vicky of Kauneonga Lake, NY, Karen Northcott and her husband Michael of Medway, Linda Liss and her husband Farrel of Hanover, and Christine Spataro Murphy of Plymouth. He was the devoted grandfather of James Lehan, Stephanie Lehan, Kristen Reis, Lauren Walczak, Kelly Wittgreve, Jenny Northcott, Isabella Liss, the late Andrew Liss, the late Michael Liss, Jonathan Spataro and Nicole Chelli and three great grandchildren, Ronan Spataro, Eleanor Walczak and Sadie Walczak. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be greatly missed. He worked hard all his life and took great pride in building a home for his family.
Ronald was an avid gardener and especially loved tending to his vegetable garden. He loved to barbeque, have pool parties, and relax on his hammock while birdwatching. Spending time with his family was his greatest joy.
He retired from Procter & Gamble in Quincy, MA, where he was employed for 36 years. He was a highly skilled and efficient Ivory Tower Operator. His success can be directly attributed to his work ethic and his natural mechanical ability. His attention to detail was legendary. He took great pride in his work and would always strive for perfection. He also served as Union Steward, representing and defending the interests of his fellow employees. He worked as a self-taught Computer Programmer in his final years prior to retiring.
Ronald served proudly as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Marines never left him, as friends and family will attest.
Services will be held at Peck Funeral Homes, 516 Washington Street, Braintree, on Saturday, February 20, 2021, visiting hours are from 9-11 a.m. and funeral services at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Graveside service to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, 700 West Street, Braintree.
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