Fred Ronson
1926 - 2021
Fred Ronson
Fred Ronson, age 95, a resident of Redding, CT for 59 years, passed away on August 26 at Danbury Hospital. Fred was born on July 12, 1926 in Kingston, NY and attended school in Saugerties, NY. After graduation from Saugerties High School, he enlisted in the US Marine Corp in 1943. He served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II as a radio-gunner on B-25's. He also served 2 1/2 years during the Korea Conflict.
In 1947 he went to work for Associated Transport in Bridgeport, CT as a driver locally, and also put in 25 years as a road driver. He then worked as an owner-operator for Hemingway Transportation, New Bedford, MA.
In 1957 he married Patricia Hackett, daughter of Joseph and Ann Hackett, also of Saugerties NY. Before retiring he worked for Homer C. Godfrey of Bridgeport, CT for 10 years.
Fred retired in 1990. In 1991, he and his wife Patricia purchased a truck and 5th wheel RV, and, after renting out their Redding house, they spent the next 12 years touring the US, Canada, Alaska and Mexico. They returned to Redding permanently in 2003.
Fred was a member of Teamsters Local 191 Bridgeport, CT and Local 317, Syracuse NY. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 100, Bethel CT.
Fred was an amateur radio operator for over 30 years with a station call sign of WAIECV. He carried his 2 meter radio equipment and while he was traveling long haul and in the RV.
Fred is survived by his loving wife Patricia of 64 years.
There are no funeral services planned at this time.
(Written by Fred Ronson - 4-6-2010)
Published by Connecticut Post from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2021.
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