Thomas R. 'Ronnie' Montgomery
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of Billerica; 76
BILLERICA -- Thomas R. "Ronnie" Montgomery, age 76, died unexpectedly, Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was the beloved husband of Velma L. (Gage) Montgomery.
Born in Somerville, May 30, 1937, he was the son of the late Thomas and Georgina (Butchart) Montgomery. He was known as a hard worker who owned the Thomas R. Montgomery Plastering Company in Billerica until his retirement. Thomas was a member of the Billerica Lodge of Elks #2071.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his five children, Thomas R. Montgomery, Jr., of Petersham, Kimberly L. Montgomery of Townsend, Shannon M. Baker, her husband, Jeremy Baker, Cindy L. Montgomery, Kevin M. Montgomery, and his wife, Melissa Montgomery, all of Hudson, NH.
Thomas was the brother of Kenneth Montgomery of Chelmsford, David Montgomery of Wells, ME, Sheryl Knickle of Billerica, MA, Robert Montgomery of Wells, ME, the late Arthur Montgomery and Lois Howe.
He also leaves his grandchildren, Courtney, Amanda, Kristen, Tiffany, Jeremy, Emily and Taylor, his great-grandson Solomon and many nieces and nephews.
He enjoyed drives to Vermont and Maine, coffee, and his quilt collection created by his wife Velma. A caring father and devoted husband, recently celebrating 53 years of marriage. Their wedding ceremony was held at the No. Billerica Baptist church on Sept. 26, 1960. He was a kind man who always put others before himself.
MONTGOMERY -- of Billerica, June 13, 2013, Thomas "Ronnie" Montgomery, age 76. Beloved husband of Velma L. (Gage) Montgomery. A Memorial service will be held in the North Billerica Baptist Church, Corner of Old Elm and Colson St., North Billerica, Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:00 am. Friends and relatives are invited to gather in the Fellowship Hall, located in the North Billerica Baptist Church following the service. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made in Thomas' name to the
, 29 Crafts St., Ste 450, Newton, MA 02458. Arrangements by Burns Funeral Home. www.burnsfuneralhomes.com
Burns Funeral Home
354 Boston Road
Billerica, MA 01821
Published in Lowell Sun on June 20, 2013