September 30, 1940-August 19, 2011
Ronald H. Twombly, 70, of Durham, CT passed away at his home on Friday, August 19, 2011. He was the husband of Laurie Mester. He was born in St. Johnsbury, VT on September 30, 1940 and was the son of Herbert D. and Elsie ‘Sally’ (Wilkie) Twombly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his third wife, Patricia (Sheltra) Twombly and his daughter, Robin Twombly. He is survived by his brother, Robert Twombly and his wife Gail of Seminole, FL; his children, Andrea Lee Hills and her husband Edward of Middletown, CT; Adrienne Abbott and her husband Keith of Bethel, VT; Amy Koenig and Craig Twombly both of Royalton, VT; Darren Twombly of Windham, ME; Claude Poitras and his wife Donna of Winterport, ME; Sheila Poitras and her significant other Brian Young of Durham, CT. Ronald also leaves behind several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was a 1958 graduate of Springfield High School in Vermont and a member of the Federal Army Reserve until 1962. He was employed at Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield, VT. He later married and relocated to Bethel, VT where he was employed at GW Plastics. He was also employed at Newport Plastics in Newport, VT and moved to Durham, CT in 1983. He retired from General Dynamics in 1993.
Ronald was a peace loving and caring man and had the knack to create familial harmony within his large blended family. To his credit, he always referred to his blended family as ‘ours.’ He touched many lives with is wonderful sense of humor and took great pride in his many grandchildren. He especially enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing with his family and friends, as well as attending the Middlesex Livestock Auction and many local agricultural fairs.
A celebration of his life is being planned for a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Special Olympics-CT, 2666 State Street Suite #1, Hamden, CT 06517-2232.