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Ronald M. Sawtelle
  • In lieu of flowers, donations may be made Wounded Warrior Project, P.O.Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517

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“Nancy I just read about Ron I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good man. Every time I would see him he always said hello Bob again my condolences ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: Robert Scerra - Hudson, MA

“Ron was truly a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him and his great big smile. ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Mike & Dolores Ferrecchia - MA

“I'm so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. I sincerely hope that the beautiful memories you have, will, in time, bring smiles to your faces and comfort...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Lisa Bilancieri Mancuso - Berlin, MA

“So very sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing. It is sad when a fellow classmate goes before their time. Heartfelt sympathy to family and friends. A...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Marcia Goggin - Bokeelia, FL

“Twelve years ago when I lost Glenn , Ron was at the wake telling me stories of Glenn and some of the things that he remembered about him. It helped...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Andrea Moore - Merrimack, NH

“Nancy & Family,I was so sorry to hear of Ron's passing my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time I was very saddened to...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Debbie Scott DeMarco - Milford, MA

“I am so very sorry to hear this, my heart aches for you all. Keeping you in thought and prayer.... Linda Cooke Wheeler ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Linda Wheeler - Poughquag, NY

“Nancy, Heather, Mike and family - I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories give you peace and comfort. Thinking of you all during this...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Peg Pomphrey - Berlin, MA

“Nancy and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. May your memories of Ron carry you through these tough times. Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Dick Tracy - Hudson, MA

“Nancy and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and this very very sad time.Deb Colley Giroux ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Deborah Colley-Giroux - MA

“Goodbye Ron! You will never be forgotten with a smile on your face. ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: C S - Coworker

“I am sorry for your loss. I remember working with Ron (and Nancy)with the MHS Music Association (especially the trips!), singing with Community...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Grace Sheldon Lyons - Charlotte, NC

“We are saddened to read of Ron's passing. Sending our love to the family. ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Elmer and Jeanne Sawtelle - ME

“Brett, My deepest symphathies to you, Nancy, Jeff and Michaela. So sorry for your loss. JoDYNtanne Cunningham ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Joanne Cunningham - marlborough, MA

“So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time may you have hope and comfort in this time of sorrow. ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: Annette Casco - Bolton, MA

“So sorry to hear of Ron's passing - such a nice person - he'll be missed. You have our condolences and are in our prayers.Heather and Paul Fanelli ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Heather Fanelli - Marlborough, MA

“Heather, to you and your family my deepest condolences. I am very sorry to hear of this as it is so unexpected. Please know your family are in my...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Ron Allain - Worcester, MA

“Ronny was a wonderful person . Missed Ronny at Home Depot. Marie Navin ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Marie Navin - Marlborough, MA

“So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayer go out to the family of Ron ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Michelle Rolph - Millville, MA

“Sincere condolences to the entire family ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Robert & Margaret Demchak - Anson, ME

“Deepest sympathies to Ron's entire family. Fond memories of childhood visits to Embden. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Jim Demchak - Avon Park, FL

“I am so incredibly sorry to hear of the passing of Ron. I will always be grateful for all the love and kindness you all have shown me. I know your...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Sheryl McCarthy Bernier - Hudson, MA

“I had the pleasure to work alongside Ron for many years at Home Depot. He was always a pleasant friend whenever you wanted to discuss anything. ...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Richard Cygan - marlboro, MA

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Ronald M. Sawtelle, 63, of Marlborough, died on Saturday, January 20, 2018, after a long battle with diabetes.
Ron was born in Corinna, ME and moved to Marlborough when he was eight years old. One of three children, born to Dorothy(Larson) and the late Franklyn Sawtelle,he lived in Marlborough for the past 55 years. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Anne (Walcott) Sawtelle, his daughter Heather Sawtelle-Mckenzie and her husband Mathew, his son Matthew Sawtelle and his wife Michelle,his grandsons Brett and Jeffrey Sawtelle-Mckenzie,his granddaughter Michaela Sawtelle-Mckenzie, his grandson Benjamin Sawtelle, his brother Michael Sawtelle and his wife Ann Gustufson, his sister Beverly (Sawtelle) Wellen and her husband William as well as his mother Dorothy Sawtelle.
Ron grew up in Marlborough, MA and was a 1973 graduate of Marlborough High School. Ron and his wife Nancy met in the eighth grade and have only loved each other ever since. They would have celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary this summer. Ron was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother as well as a beloved friend to many. Ron was a man of many talents working as a licensed contractor to working as a welder at General Motors. He found the most joy working with people and bringing smiles to the faces of everyone he met in his various positions at Home Depot.
Beyond work, Ron's passion was for family and for God. Ron known to many, as his children were in high school, as Papabear, impacted every life he touched. He was a resource of love and support, no matter what the situation. Ron was in his element when he was surrounded by family and friends. He will be remembered for his contagious smile and his love of life, despite the circumstances.
Ron waged a battle against complications stemming from diabetes, and in the end succumbed to them. Through all the medical complications he faced, he was steadfast in his knowledge that God was still working. We can rest assure now that he is no longer battling. As his three year old grandson, Benjamin,asked...Is Bampa's leg all better now? Yes Benjamin, Bampa is all better now.
Ron's family will receive family and friends from 5-7pm. Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant Street, Marlborough, MA. A funeral service will follow at 7p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O.Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517