Ronald James "Ron" Read
1921-2014 BRATTLEBORO Ronald James "Ron" Read, 92 of Spruce Street, a longtime resident of Dummerston, died late Monday night, June 2, 2014 at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital following a period of declining health. Ron was born in Dummerston on October 23, 1921 the son of George and Florence Ray Read. He was raised and educated in Dummerston attending the Center School and was a graduate of Brattleboro High School, class of 1940. A veteran of World War II he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army's Military Police Company, stationed in Italy. He was honorably discharged from active service at the rank of Technician Fifth Grade on December 21, 1945. He was a member of the former Order of Odd Fellows, Wantastiquet Lodge #5 and was a member of the Dummerston Congregational Church. An ardent outdoorsman, he enjoyed chopping wood, puttering around his childhood home in Dummerston and well as at his home in Brattleboro. Ron was known as a "Jack of all Trades"; hard work was his passion and words he lived by each and every day. Of his other hobbies and interests, he enjoyed collecting both stamps and coins. In August of 1960 in Keene, N.H. he was married to Barbara March who predeceased him in 1970. Ron leaves his close personal friends and caregivers, Jeff and Julie Houle and their son, Trevor of Brattleboro; a step-son, Philip Brown of Somersworth, N.H. and a step-daughter, Bonnie Brown of Massachusetts; several nieces, and a host of friends. He was predeceased by one brother, Frank Read. FUNERAL NOTICE: Graveside Committal services with military honors will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the ATAMANIUK FUNERAL HOME on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions in Ron's name may be made to the Dummerston Historical Society, c/o Jody Normandeau, Treasurer, 250 Tucker Reed Road, Dummerston, VT 05301. To sign an online register book or send messages to the Read family please visit www.atamaniuk.com
. Atamaniuk Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.