SALEM - Ronald E. Graveline, 56, died on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Greenbriar Terrace in Nashua, after a brief illness.
Mr. Graveline was born on March 2, 1956, in Manchester, the son of the late Edward M. and Theresa (Rousseau) Graveline.
He graduated from Memorial High School with the Class of 1974. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Air Force
. He attended college in San Bernardino, Calif., and completed his LPN training at Saint Joseph's School of Nursing, Nashua.
Mr. Graveline was employed as an LPN and worked at the VA Medical Center in Manchester. He later worked at Integrated Health Services and Salem Haven in Salem.
He was an avid gardener and enjoyed tending to his vegetable and flower gardens. Mr. Graveline was also an accomplished artist. Mr. Graveline was an animal lover and enjoyed spoiling his cats.
Members of his family include his two brothers, Gary and his wife, Cindy Graveline, of Manchester and David and his wife, Cathy Graveline, of Londonderry; nieces, nephews, great-nieces. He also leaves leaves behind a large extended family of loving friends and his longtime best friend, Joe..
SERVICES: A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St., corner of Union Street, in Manchester. A memorial service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
To view an online memorial, please go to phaneuf.net
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Hampshire SPCA, P.O. Box 196, Stratham 03885, in memory of Mr. Graveline.
The Phaneuf Funeral Home, in Manchester is in charge of arrangements.