Ronald Tarentino Jr.
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Ronald Tarentino, Jr.

LEICESTER - Auburn Patrolman, Ronald Tarentino, Jr., 42, of Leicester, passed away Sunday, May 22 at UMASS Memorial Hospital in Worcester after sustaining life threatening injuries in the line of duty earlier that day.

He leaves his loving wife of 20 years, Tricia S. (Smith) Tarentino, his three sons Private First Class Ronald Tarentino, III with the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C., Spenser R. and Kyle M. Tarentino of Leicester, his mother Sharon M. (James) and father Ronald Sr., Retired Patrolman for the Medford Police (after serving 42 years) of Tewksbury, his sisters Danielle M. Tarentino of Tewksbury, Jennifer T., husband James McMahon, Jr. and son Aaron of Lowell, Caitlin M. Tarentino of Tewksbury and his maternal grandmother Elaine James of Medford. He also leaves behind father and mother-in-law Wayne and Emily Smith of Meriden, CT, sister and brother-in-law Sharon and Carmelo Ticino, Jr. of Higganum, CT and their children Alyssa, Jessica, Brandon and Christian.

Ron was a patrolman for the Auburn Police Dept. for the past 2 years and previously served on the Leicester Police Dept. for 7 years. Born in Melrose and raised in Medford and Tewksbury, he graduated from Tewksbury Memorial High School in 1991 and was co-captain of the basketball team. He later attended Middlesex Community College.

He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and beloved friend to all. Ron was living his lifelong dream of being a police officer and serving the people of his community. He was a member of the Mass. Police Association, the Auburn Elks and Mustangs of Mass. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed archery, hunting and fishing.

A funeral service and celebration of Officer Tarentino's life will be held on Friday, May 27th at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, 10 H. Putnam Rd. Ext., Charlton. Burial will follow at Greenville Baptist Cemetery, Pleasant St, Rochdale. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 26th at St. Joseph's Church in Charlton from 2 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr. Memorial Fund, c/o Savers Bank, 38 Auburn St., Auburn, MA. 01501.

The family has entrusted the care and funeral arrangements of Officer Tarentino with the Morin Funeral Home, 1131 Main St., Leicester, MA.

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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from May 23 to May 25, 2016.
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10 H. Putnam Rd. Ext., Charlton, MA
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St. Joseph's Church
10 H. Putnam Rd. Ext., Charlton, MA
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27
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Greenville Baptist Cemetery
Pleasant St, Rochdale, MA
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I Read about you Officer Tarantino in 2016, so sorry for your loss Blessings to your Family Thank you for serving Now in 2021 your Mom handmade made a quilt for the Fallen Officers benefit at the Elect Union Hall!! My husband won the Quilt! How appropriate for us to Win this quilt when we lost our Son, Master Officer Joseph Shinners 1/5/19 Provo PD! May you both RIP (The quilt is Beautiful we will forever remember you Thank You Sharon God Bless Love the Shinners Family
Cindy Shinners
Other
December 1, 2021
Always in our thoughts and prayers. We will never forget you!
Linda
May 22, 2020
May Your Sunshine Continue To Surround Each And Every Family Member & Friend. Your In Everyones Thoughts & Prayers Ron
May 17, 2020
God give peace.
Help us to lift our eyes above the torment of this broken world, and grant us the grace to pray for Ronald As we honour the past, may we put our faith in your future; for you are the source of life and hope, now and for ever R.I.P Ronald
Brenda Berry
Acquaintance
May 17, 2020
Dear Trish,
I am so sorry to hear about Ron. My heart is broken for you and your boys. I am thinking of you and praying for your family. Ron was a very special man and I am so glad I had the opportunity to know him. I love you! May time help heal your broken heart. xoxo
Love,
Kristin Krasniewicz
June 9, 2016
Just another "Blue Family", who are thinking of you and keeping all of you in our prayers.
Your loss, is our loss.
May he rest in peace and never be forgotten.
May 31, 2016
A strong spirited protector is very hard to find and is so special a soul that it hurts from deep within to loose them. He was such a positive force. The world has suffered a loose and feels it deeply. It says how special you and your sons are. GOD BLESS AND BE WITH YOU ALL THE DAYS OF YOUR LIVES.
Anna W
May 30, 2016
To Sharon and Ron and the entire Tarentino/James family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Ronnie will always be remembered as a HERO!
Tina Rapatano
May 30, 2016
Ronnie was a real gentle giant with a great sense of humor. He was so very proud of being a police officer and he would always tell us stories while he was on the job. We played cards with the guys every Super Bowl sunday and we would always pick on Ronnie for catching the smallest fish or bagging the smallest deer but he would always laugh and smile about it. Just a great guy!!!! Our super bowl sundays, our fishing trips, and our hunting trips will never be the same without him. His infectious laugh and sheepish smile will never be forgotten. There will never be another Ronnie "Elvis" Tarentino. My he rest in peace and God bless his beautiful family.
Steve & Adele Lien
May 30, 2016
I was born and raised in Medford, and I know your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Ronald gave the ultimate sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Mary Botelho-Fitzgerald
May 29, 2016
To the family of Officer Tarentino, Jr. I am very sorry for your loss. I believe that Officer Tarentino did not die in vain. I think God has a special place just for law enforcement officers, first responders and all of those who protect us. My prayers are with all of you. #BLUELIVESMATTER #WESEEYOU
Veronica Forston
May 28, 2016
Very sorry and my condolences. RIP.
Steve Jenkins
May 28, 2016
We want to express our deepest condolences to Officer Tarantino's family, and to all the Law Enforcement Agencies effected by this tragic loss. Officer Tarentino it was an Honor to have known you. Rest Easy Ron.
John DiLiddo
May 28, 2016
My thoughts and Prayes go out to the Tarentino family, may god hold all of you.
Cindy
May 28, 2016
I know that words are small consolation with such a loss, but please know that my deepest condolences are with you and your family. Officer Tarentino is a true hero.
May 28, 2016
Sending my deepest heartfelt condolences at this trying time.
May 28, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So truly sorry for your loss. Make God be with you at this difficult time.
With sincere sympathy,
J. Carlson
May 27, 2016
we want to express our sorrow at the loss of your huband and father of your children also to the rest of his loved ones . there is not much any one can say at this time but God Bless you all
connie and Bill Lavallee
May 27, 2016
Mrs. Tarentino, Ronald, Spencer and Kyle, My husband and I saw the service for your Husband and Father today. It was a beautiful service and God was there to help you all through it ! Our prayers will be with you all now and for a long time. May you feel God's arms around you as you grieve you Husband and Dad. He certainly would have been proud of all of you today as you were a witness to the strength God gives when it is needed. He raised wonderful young men and when Spencer spoke it brought us to tears. What a powerful talk he had . Just know how many thousands of people are praying for your family. In Christian love, Ed and Sharon Bakker. Whitinsville, MA
Ed and Sharon Bakker
May 27, 2016
I want to express my deepest condolences to Officer Tarantino's family, police family, and closest friends.

I am sure we crossed paths at one time or another. Once a Leicester person always a Leicester person.

To lose someone so young is such a tragedy. As the police continue to do their jobs, they all will be in my prayers! May a protective shield of safety be placed around them to keep them safe. Godspeed!
Carrie Carliell
May 27, 2016
To Sharon and Ron and the entire Tarentino/James family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your son. He will always be remembered as a Hero!
Tina Rapatano
May 27, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. Officer Tarentino will always be remembered in Auburn. He was a great man.
Ellie and Ed Oleson
May 27, 2016
Marie Newell
May 27, 2016
To the Tarentino Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. He touched so many lives and will never be forgotten. You all are in my thoughts today & always.
Cindy Johnson
May 27, 2016
MY NAME IS DARRYL I AM A CONVICTED FELON AND BECAUSE OF OFFICERS LIKE OFFICER RONALD TARENTINO I HAVE CHANGED MY WAYS..I REALIZED THAT IT ISNT ALL ABOUT MAKING THE ARREST BUT TO TRY AND HELP THAT PERSON IN ANYWAY POSSIBLE WEATHER JUST GIVING THEM WORDS OF WISDOM OR SETTING THEM ON THE RIGHT PATH..I THANK THE OFFICER THAT HELPED ME BUT THERE ARE MANY LIKE OFFICER RONALD TARENTINO THAT NEVER KNOW WHAT EXACTLY THEY DID TO CHANGE A LIFE ..OR THAT THEY SAVE A LIFE..LIKE MINES...MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY...FRIENDS..AND BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN BLUE....
May 27, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
-Dan Giroux Sr & family
Maureen Giroux
May 27, 2016
May God Bless the Tarentino family through this difficult and sorrow time.

Officer Ronald Tarentino may God Bless You and REST IN PEACE
Brian Cormier
May 27, 2016
Sending prayers for your family during this very difficult time. May God watch over all of you and bless you all and may Officer Tarentino rest in peace. He is now an angel in Heaven watching down over all of you.
Debra Thomas
May 27, 2016
I would like to send my deepest condolences to the Tarentino Family, To his widow, his 3 boys, his mother and his sisters, to all his family and friends. To Officer Tarentino, Thank You, for your service, protection and dedication. May the Lord grant eternal rest unto him, may he rest in peace.
Thank You.
Tony Furtado
May 27, 2016
Rest in peace and thank you for your service.
A grateful resident
May 27, 2016
To Tricia and family
My thoughts prayers and love go to you as you mourn the loss of your loved one.Tricia if I can do anything for you please let me know.Tricia I would like to talk to you so please call me my phone number is 781-330-9546.Hope to hear from you.
Susan Furman
May 27, 2016
Although we may not have met,
Our hearts will never forget,
The day we lost a faithful servant,
Our community must be more observant.

The officers that risk it all for us,
We take for granted, while they never fuss,
We must be more conscious of that sacrifice,
Your lives are more than just a device.

Now that your watch has come to an end,
Our hearts will certainly need time to mend,
May you forever look down from the heavens above,
And raise your loved ones up like a soaring dove.

To the family and friends of Officer Tarentino, our community mourns with you. It it not just the sacrifice that the officers make while in the line of duty, but that of their support systems as well. May God watch over and bless you all, and may Officier Tarentino rest in eternal peace.
Heartbroken Resident
May 27, 2016
My deepest sympathies to Trish, her boys and their family. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers are with you.
Kyle Porter
May 27, 2016
To the Tarentino Family
Our thought and prayers are with you, May God bless the Tarentino family and all law enforcement!!!
Mr & Mrs George MacDougall
Leicester Resident
May 27, 2016
God Bless Officer Tarentino and his family. Thank you for your service in protecting us all. You and all officers sacrifice so much and we honor your courage and bravery! We will never forget what you have done to make this a better world. Praying for you and your family.
Jean Boucher
May 27, 2016
My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and coworkers of Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
No words can convey the depth of grief that the family feels at this tragic and sudden loss of life.
You have my deepest sympathy in your hour of need.
God grant you the serenity to accept the things you can not change.
Rest in Peace Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. Auburn Police Department.
May 27, 2016
From this law enforcement family , we would like to send our condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Officer Ron Tarentino ... May you Rest in Prace ... Thank you for your service and heroism ... God Bless you .
Ray and Officer Michael Leccese
May 26, 2016
To The Tarentino Family,
Our deepest condolences to you all, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It was a privilege to know Ron. It's amazing to know he has touched so many lives. We thank you so much for your service, There will never be another like you.
Tarentino Strong
The Varney Family
May 26, 2016
To the Tarantino Family:I did not know Officer Tarantino personally but lived and still do in auburn most of my life,i was so sad when in church,as i attend Faith Church and when Pastor Doug had some news for us i was in tears, i did not get to attend the calling hours but i wanted to pay my respects,i attended the vigil in auburn it was really beautiful,also i signed the guestbook there i hope bring you all some comfort knowing people care and support. i am not good with words but i am so sorry for your loss and my prayers and thoughts are with you and i pray that God gives you all the strength through all of this.
Tina Bastarache
May 26, 2016
To the Tarentino Family,
We send our deepest sympathy to you in your loss of Ron. We realize that there are no words that can express the sorrow. We have had the privilege of knowing Ron, Trish and the boys as neighbors.You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
Jackie & Glenn Wojnarowicz
May 26, 2016
Thank you for your service. Sincere sympathy to your family and fellow officers.

A saddened resident from Western Mass.
May 26, 2016
To Officer Tarentinos family, you have my prayers and my sympathy.
Linda ( Morang ) Redmond
May 26, 2016
To the entire Tarentino, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Thank You, to the law enforcement everywhere for all you do for us.
Norman & Marilyn Chalupka
May 26, 2016
Thank you for all your dedication and commitment to the Leicester and Auburn Communities. Rest in Peace <3 Boucher from Leicester,Ma
Patty Boucher
May 26, 2016
Deeply saddened, may Ron rest in eternal peace.

A Mother of Twin Sons in Blue.
Brenda Richard
May 26, 2016
I want to send out my condolences to the Tarentino Family,, extended family and friends May your happy memories bring you some kind of comfort during this difficult time.
Nancy Howe
May 26, 2016
Our dearest condolences for the loved ones of Officer Tarentino. Thank you for your service to our community. No words can express the sympathy and sorrow that our family (and community) feels for this tragic loss. Officer Tarentino will not be forgotten. RIP
Spencer Family
May 26, 2016
God bless your entire family during this extremely difficult time. Thank you Officer Tarentino for your service and thank you to all your fellow officers for their continued service.
Heartbroken Citizen
May 26, 2016
Tarentino Family & Friends - I hope the outpouring effect you're loved one has made on the community, state, nation brings you a fraction of comfort. Not knowing Officer Tarentino I get chills every time I hear/read a story about Officer Tarentino and his family. It is overwhelming to see how much of an effect an obviously wonderful soul has left on the world. God Bless you all. ~TARENTINO STRONG~
Charlton Resident
May 26, 2016
Thank you for your service.
May you rest in peace.
David & Betty Benoit
May 26, 2016
May God bless the Tarentino family and all law enforcement!!! Love and support from across the country...
Former Worcester resident...
May 26, 2016
Now that your shift is over, rest in perfect peace.
A poice mother.
May 26, 2016
Dear Trish,
I want to be there with you all. I am praying for you that our Lord Jesus stands beside you and that you sense his presence. I will miss Ron. What a wonderful man.Love you.
Jan Warden
May 26, 2016
To the Tarentino Family...Our deepest sympathy to all of you..We have had the privilege of driving Ronnie,Spenser,& Kyle to school..Thank you for sharing your husband/dad with our community..R.I.P. Ron..Thank You for your service..We will never forget..
Leicester School Bus Drivers
May 26, 2016
Our hearts and prayers are with you and your children. May God bless you and keep you and may he bring you some peace as he holds you in his hands.
Helen
May 26, 2016
Thoughts and prayers
A Mother
May 26, 2016
May your memory be eternal. God speed my brother and rest easy.

Sgt. Chuck Pappas
Lowell Police Dept.
May 26, 2016
I didn't know you or your family, But as a person who believes that all police deserve the respect and admiration for their duties, I wanted to send my condolences. I'm so sorry for your loss, especially since it is so senseless. May you always keep the happy memories in your hearts and minds to help you through this difficult time.
Celeste Therrien
May 26, 2016
Rest in Peace. Thank you for your bravery and service.
A mom of a Police Officer
May 26, 2016
Words can't begin to express my deepest condolences to the Tarentino Family.
May God Bless you & comfort you through the days ahead.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Speed.
Diane Barrett Martin
May 26, 2016
We miss you my friend. MOM #0382 to #0189
Nick Adams
May 26, 2016
So very sorry for your loss. One of the best family man ever. Sincere condolences from our family to yours.
Richard Tucker
May 26, 2016
Sincere condolences I never met your husband/dad but our family grew up in Medford on Quincy Street with your Grandfather. May he rest in peace

Colclough Family
Quincy Street
Medford
Susan Colclough
May 26, 2016
Sharon Lapointe
May 26, 2016
Their are no words to express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sharon Lapointe and family
May 26, 2016
A Friend
May 25, 2016
I never met you...but I will pray for you...I will pray for your heartbroken family...As so many others, we ask why?...so much sadness and anger in our world, but yet you and your fellow officers all over the world go to work everyday to protect and serve their community. Sending prayers and much respect. May God's love fill your broken hearts. God speed. Peace.
A Friend
May 25, 2016
Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Officer Tarentino. We are so sorry for your loss and the feelings of despair and sorrow that you have. We thank Officer Tarentino for his service and protecting our community. May God hold all of you and give you peace.
May 25, 2016
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family Officer Tarentino. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.
Carol Lord
May 25, 2016
With deepest condolences to the family of Officer Ronald Tarentino.
Kevin Nancy Grant
May 25, 2016
My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Ron
~In the arms of an Angel watching over you all from heaven...
Sincerely Brenda Wood
May 25, 2016
To the the Tarentino Family, although I have been a resident in the town of Leicester I never had the pleasure of meeting Ron I feel i have known him like an old friend. May he be watching his Family and fellow colleagues from up above and keep you safe in his loving arms, Over and out Officer Tarentino (74)
Phyllis Whitney
May 25, 2016
Trisha and family, thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless you all.
Tracey McCormick
May 25, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Cathy Farr
May 25, 2016
Our condolences to Officer Tarentino's family. Thank you for your service.
Jim & Catherine Flavin
May 25, 2016
To Sharon and the Tarentino family. No family should have to feel such pain. May God comfort you and your family at this time. You are in my prayers. Rest in peace Officer Tarentino, you are a true hero.
Linda McCullough
May 25, 2016
An old saying says to live a life that there be only standing room at your funeral. Job well done officer. God bless you and your family.
Tracy Hesselton and Thomas and Grace Guinee
May 25, 2016
So sorry for your heartache. God Bless your Family.
Barb & Family
May 25, 2016
Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice in serving your community. John 15:13 "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." He did it not only for his friends but for all of his community. He was truly a good man. RIP Ron.
John F. Laderoute, Esquire
May 25, 2016
So sorry for your loss. The Davis family
Christine Davis
May 25, 2016
Prayers for strength during this extremely difficult time. May family and friends take care of one another and find comfort in knowing this public service employee served with great pride, integrity, and courage as he carried out his duties to protect all. Thank you Officer Tarentino for your sacrifice. Rest in peace.
Karen Villani
May 25, 2016
We are sorry for your loss, may you find peace
Kelly McHugh
May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016
greg,george and lynne LaMotte

to the tarentino family. Our prayers our with your family. we too our part of the large families that have members in law enforcement. our hearts are saddened as we well know the risks these officers take everyday. today we supported a police officer in memory of ron. he is a Worcester police officer that our family cherishes. we will always have ron in are memories. heros never get forgotten. may god hold the family in his comforting arms.
May 25, 2016
Our deepest condolences. May the love of the family that surrounds you (blood and blue), the support of each other, and wonderful memories of a clearly wonderful and honorable man bring you comfort. Our hears break for Officer Tarentino's wife and children, parents and siblings and brothers and sisters in law enforcement. His service and sacrifice will be remembered.
Erin Moreno & Zach Raymond
May 25, 2016
Thank you Officer Tarantino for watching over our family in Leicester, you are a GREAT man now and always
Peter Galvin
May 25, 2016
May you RIP, and your family is in my prayers
Christine Cregg
May 25, 2016
With deepest condolences to the family of Officer Ronald Tarentino. RIP.
Valerie Strauss
May 25, 2016
Seldom in life do we meet someone whose very existence makes you better for having known them. The commitment, compassion, and tenacity with which Officer Tarentino approached every day are unrivaled. The fact that he balanced that with the loving dedicated focus of a father and husband made him a stellar example of the greatest of Law Enforcement. May we all strive to emulate your model. You are already missed, brother. Thank you for all of your help, guidance, and support. We will always do whatever we can to remember, honor, and strive to be the man that you are.
Becker College Police Department
May 25, 2016
God Bless you Sir, and may God hold your family in the hollow of his hands
Charlie McGrath
May 25, 2016
So sorry for you loss,our prayers abd healing thoughts are with you at this very sad and emotional time

A Mom Sterling, Ma
May 25, 2016
our prayers are with you our sorrow knows no words Rest in Peace .
Ellstrom Family
May 25, 2016
Thoughts and prayers for the family..... Very sorry for the tragic loss... May he be at peace..
Michelle Wistaris
May 25, 2016
Thank you for your service Rest in peace
May 25, 2016
To the Tarentino Family,
We are so sorry for your loss of Officer Tarentino,. We didn't know him personally, but it saddens us to hear what happened to him, and you are all in our thoughts and prayers, and may that hero Officer Tarentino rest in peace.
Tim & Lisa Mongeau
May 25, 2016
Our deepest sympathy and love are sent to Rons's family. I am heartbroken for all who loved this very brave and loyal man.God iss embracing him now in his eternal home.
Mary/Nick Seferi
May 25, 2016
As a former Detective in Auburn and remaining in the law enforcement brotherhood federally, there is nothing that cuts deeper than a loss of a fellow warrior. God bless the Tarentino family and all of those who proudly wear the shield everywhere. Ron will be greatly missed.
Bob Lanciault
May 25, 2016
Prayers go out you and your family in your time of need RIP officer Tarentino gone but not forgotten and ty for your service
The Keyes family
May 25, 2016
May you rest in peace Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. May your family,friends and brothers/sisters in blue find comfort in each other. Thank you for providing comfort and safety for all.
Grateful Citizen
May 25, 2016
my deepest condolences to Officer Tarentino's family. Prayers...
rachel carlson
May 25, 2016
He helped us out as an when he was on the Leicester PD. He was a great man and will be missed.
Robert & Tracey Davis
May 25, 2016
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