NATICK: Ronald Edward Collette, 85, a longtime resident of Natick, died Sunday evening January 14, 2018 at the Carlyle House in Framingham with his loving, devoted wife of 61 years by his side.
Born and raised in Fitchburg, MA, he was son of the late Eugene Collette and Valtalina Eringi Collette and brother of the late Donald Collette.
Ronald was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served during the Korean War.
He was an avid golfer, phenomenal bridge player and an opera aficionado.
Ronald is survived by his wife Jean of Natick, his daughters: Michele Keane and her husband John of Sandy Springs, GA and Renee Collette-Mull and her husband Bradley of Westfield, IN. He is also survived by his dearest granddaughters: Shannon Keane of GA, Alyson Mull of IN and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street, at Natick Common followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Linus Church 119 Hartford Street, Natick at 10:00 A.M.. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Visiting hours are Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers donations in Ronald’s memory may be made to The American Diabetes Association, PO Box 2451 Crystal Drive Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.