LITCHFIELD >> Ronald P. Schmitt Sr., 70, of Litchfield, passed away on Friday, July 26, at his home. He was the husband of Peggy (Rae) Schmitt. Ronald was born in Torrington, on Nov. 21, 1942, son of the late Amelia and William Schmitt Sr. A graduate of Saint Francis School and Torrington High School, he was self-employed as a financial advisor and tax preparer for over 30 years. He was a member of the Torrington Elks Lodge and had coached City League Softball for many years.
In addition to his wife, he leaves a daughter, Debi Pleil and her husband Christopher of West Hartland, and three sons, Ronald Schmitt Jr., of Torrington, Richard Schmitt and wife Paula of Arlington, Texas, and Patrick Schmitt and wife Meghan of Burlington. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren, Eric Pleil, Ryan Schmitt, Chelsie Schmitt, Ronald W. Schmitt, Heather Schmitt, Andrew Schmitt, Mason Schmitt, Alex Schmitt, along with one great-grandchild, Marlo.
Ronald is also survived by a sister, Carol Bottass and her husband Ray, two brothers, William Schmitt Jr., Eugene Schmitt and wife Joann. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Schmitt.
Friends may call at the Phalen Funeral Home, 285 Migeon Avenue, Monday, July 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. with funeral services held at Phalen Funeral Home, 285 Migeon Avenue, Torrington at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Litchfield Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 651, 11 East Street Litchfield, Ct. 06759 or The Little Guild of Saint Francis, 285 Sharon-Goshen Turnpike, West Cornwall, Ct. 06796.http://www.phalenfuneral.com/