Ronald Favreau

Ronald Nelson Favreau

1938 - 2014 ADAMS Ronald Nelson Favreau, 75, of Adams, died Saturday morning, Jan. 18, 2014, at Hillcrest Commons in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on Feb. 2, 1938, a son of the late Nelson and Josephine (Les) Favreau. He attended Adams schools, including St. Stanislaus Kostka School, and graduated from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1956. He then completed coursework in accounting and tax preparation at the former North Adams State College, now Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Mr. Favreau began his career at the former Brightwater Paper Co., later Rochester Paper Co., in Adams, where he rose to the position of Finishing Room Superintendent. In 1977, he began a 26 year career as the Director of Central Office Services and Purchasing Agent at Williams College. He was an active member of the National Association of Educational Buyers and the Association of College and University Printers. He retired from Williams in 2003. He was a former Town Meeting member for the Town of Adams, a corporator at the former South Adams Savings Bank, and was a member of the Maple Grove Civic Club. He had also served with the Massachusetts National Guard. He and his wife enjoyed travelling and spent several winters in Punta Gorda, Fla. He was an avid sports fan and loved visiting ballparks and stadiums across the country. He also enjoyed bowling, gardening and golf. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara (Burns) Favreau, his high school sweetheart, whom he married on June 4, 1960 in the former St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Adams. He is also survived by his two daughters, Brenda Lawson and her husband, Rick, of Belmont, and Laurie Neyman and her husband, Eric, of North Andover. He was especially proud of his three grandchildren, Matthew Lawson, 16, Rachel Neyman, 11, and Lindsay Neyman, 8. He is also survived by his sister, Beverly Favreau, of Adams; his brother, Bernard Favreau and his wife, Mary Ellen, of Fairfield, Conn., and three nephews, Michael, Kevin and Christopher Favreau. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 9 a.m. from the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St. Adams, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, celebrated by the Rev. John Gawienowski. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777; or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. To leave a message of condolence, please go online to

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Paciorek Funeral Home
13 Hoosac St Adams, MA 01220
(413) 743-0815

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 20, 2014