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Ronald J. Dandeneau  
CMSGT, USAF (Ret.), 79, passed away September 28, 2018. Raised in Berlin, NH, he was the son of Albert and Juliette Nolette Dandeneau. Ron joined the USAF in 1956. He proudly served for 27 years, retiring in 1983. Ron was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his participation in aerial flights in Southeast Asia in 1970. Following active military service, Ron served 20 years as a government civilian until 2004. His family was his greatest joy. He is survived by his loving wife, Rosemary Gil; brothers Richard and Roger; children Pamela (Howard) Spires, Patricia (John) Parker, Joseph (Lolly) Dandeneau, John (Michelle) Dandeneau; their mother Peggie Dandeneau; stepson Eduardo Coll (Donna); grandchildren Paul, Brian, Kaleigh, Jeremy, Michael, Erika, Amelia and three great-grandchildren. Visitation on Saturday, October 6 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Advent Funeral Home, 7211 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA. Burial Arlington Cemetery - date to be determined. For full obituary please visit:  

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Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 3, 2018.
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December 13, 2018
When thoughts of your father come my way, I remember a man who loved his family dearly--you were truly blessed--Sincerely, "L"
October 17, 2018
Thanksgiving 2012
Pam Spires
October 6, 2018
Had the pleasure of working with Chief "D" at HQ 3AF, RAF Mildenhall. His calm demeanor and professionalism were evident in all he did. Never hesitant to share his vast knowledge made all of us who worked beside him better for having known him. Deepest sympathies and prayers for his family. God speed and fly high Chief.
Ben Olechnowski
October 6, 2018
Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years.
May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.
October 6, 2018
Val and I are so sorry for your loss. Praying for your sweet family and that God will overwhelm you with His Peace and Comfort. Mark, Val and family.
Mark Berry
October 5, 2018
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JoyMarie Molendy
October 3, 2018
Celebrating a life well lived. I will never forget his kindness and caring nature, from gifting us with our first Super Nintendo in the early 1990s to taking us to the Smithsonian Museums in D.C. Later on in life, Pop continued to be an inspiration and motivating factor in my decision to join the USAF. Through it all, he always gave me encouragement and sound pieces of career advice. Cheers to your legacy and all of the wonderful impacts that you have made! Your grandson, Brian Pharris
Brian Pharris
October 3, 2018
2012 Dandeneau Family Reunion
Pamela Spires
October 3, 2018
Ron and Rosemary
Pamela Spires
October 3, 2018
Dandeneau family Roger, Richard, Ron, Albert, Juliette
Pamela Spires
October 3, 2018
1956 USAF Basic Training Lackland AFB, TX
Pamela Spires
October 3, 2018
approx 2011 Richard, Ronald, Roger
Pamela Spires
October 3, 2018
approx 1970 Ron at Bien Hoa AB in OV-10A
Pamela Spires
October 3, 2018
1983 USAF Retirement Hickam AFB, HI
Pamela Spires
October 3, 2018
God Bless your Pop!
October 3, 2018
My sincere condolences to your family as you mourn. May God provide comfort and ease your sorrow through the power of prayer. Matthew 21: 22
October 3, 2018
Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences at this time of your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1, 2

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