Ronald D. York, Sr., 78, of Bristol, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Village Green of Bristol. He was the husband of Susan (Desmarais) York who left his side in 2019.
Ronald was born on November 11, 1942 in Smyrna Mills, ME to the late Cliasta (Shaw) and Edwin York. At 16 his family moved to Bristol, where he resided for the remainder of his life and raised a family of his own. Ronald proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War in the 1st Calvary Division (Airmobile), where he earned a Purple Heart. Ronald worked much of his life at Theis Precision Steel before retiring. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and was an avid four-leaf clover hunter. He also liked making knives and knots from trees. Ronald’s pride and joy were definitely his grand and great grandchildren.
Ronald is survived by his son Ronald D. York, Jr. and his wife Jodi of Bristol; his two daughters Melissa Averso of Wolcott and Charlene Mullaney of Bristol; his sister Kaylene Lundstrom; his brothers Victor and Peter York; nine grandchildren: Alisha Woodend and her spouse A.J., Kyle Mullaney and his spouse Courtney, Sean and Alec Mullaney, Zachary Watkins, Joseph, Brianna and Clint York, and Jordyn Averso; five great-grandchildren: Evelyn and Charlotte Woodend, Abigail and Aubrey Mullaney and Melvina Bonenfant; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Ronald is predeceased by his siblings Perley, Merle, Daryl, Linda, Edwina and Louanna; and two sons-in-law: Timothy Mullaney and Stephen Averso.
The visiting hours will be held from 5 to 7 PM on Friday, September 10, 2021 at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, which has the honor of serving Ronald’s family. A funeral home service will be conducted in the funeral home on Saturday morning, September 11th at 10 AM. Interment will follow with Military Honors at 11 AM in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. For online condolences and directions, please visit Ronald’s memorial website at www.FunkFuneralHome.com
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