Ronald F. Duhaime
Vice-President & Senior Funeral Director
"Ron," a Bristol native, graduated from St. Ann Grammar School, Bristol Central High School, and New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts with a degree in funeral service. Upon graduation in 1964, he was employed with his parents, Edgar F. and Dorothy M. Duhaime, at the Duhaime Funeral Home in Bristol. In 1980, he purchased the Funk Funeral Home from Augustus G. Funk, a fourth generation funeral director, and in 1990, Ron purchased the Duhaime Funeral Home and merged it with Funk, subsequently affiliating the businesses with Carriage Services of Connecticut in 1996.
He is a Sub-Registrar of Vital Statistics for the City of Bristol. He served six years with the Connecticut Army National Guards as a Medical Corpsman. He is a member of National Funeral Directors Association, a member and past board member of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association, and a member of the Hartford County Funeral Directors Association. He is a Corporator at the Bristol Hospital; he is also a member of the Bristol Historical Society and American Legion Seicheprey Post # 2, a life member of the Franco American War Veterans Post # 22, a life member of the Bristol Lodge of Elk’s # 1010, a member of the Palos Council # 35 Knights of Columbus, an honorary member of the M.B. Roddan Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, the French Businessmen Association, and a member of St. Ann Church.
Ron has been married to Emilie (Poitras) Duhaime since 1966, and they have two sons, Christopher, who works with him in the funeral home, and Craig, employed with United Airlines in Houston, Texas, and five grandchildren, Joel Richard, Nathan Christopher, Ava Monique, Erin Elizabeth, and Rachel Elizabeth Duhaime.