Blackstone — Ronald A. Rawlinson, 77, of Farnum St., died peacefully on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in the Milford Regional Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of the late Barbara (Twomey) Rawlinson.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late James Rawlinson Sr. and Antoinette (Trudeau) Rawlinson.
Mr. Rawlinson worked as a Union Painter for John W. Egan Co. for over 30 years prior to retiring. He was a member of District Counsel 35 and an associated member of the American Legion Post 85.
He enjoyed gardening and loved to give his vegetables to family and friends to enjoy. He enjoyed the outdoors, which included, hunting in his younger days, bird watching, and fishing with his grandchildren, whom he loved. He also enjoyed playing cards, especially the game of Pitch, which he played in a Pitch league on Tuesday nights.
He is survived by his four children, Christine Patrick of Blackstone, MA, Ronald A. Rawlinson Jr. and his wife Phyllis of East Providence, RI, Stephen Rawlinson and his wife Wanda of Cumberland RI, and Reid Rawlinson of Blackstone, MA. Seven siblings, Gloria Jenkes of Bellingham, MA. Arline Gagnon of Blackstone, MA, Patricia Rochford of Woonsocket, RI, Russell Rawlinson of Millville, MA, Gail Michaud of Maine, Raymond Rawlinson of Blackstone, MA, and Dennis Rawlinson of Woonsocket, RI. Eleven grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. And his feline companion, Bubba.
He was also the brother of the late James C. Rawlinson.
His funeral will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9 AM from the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI 028985 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Paul Church, St. Paul St. Blackstone, MA 01504. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Blackstone, MA. Relatives and friends are invited; calling hours are on Friday, Nov. 2, from 4-7 PM, eulogy thereafter.