Ronald Pontbriand, 88, formerly of Spencer, Massachusetts, passed away on January 17, 2020. Born in Spencer, MA, he was a graduate of David Prouty High School, class of 1950. He was a decorated veteran and surveyor in the Korean War. Upon completion of service, Ronald worked as a surveyor for the development of the Massachusetts Turnpike in the Charlton, MA area. He later learned the leather buying trade, which took him to multiple countries for business and resided in the countries of Argentina, Uruguay and the Dominican Republic. He returned to the United States in 2011 to his home town of Spencer, MA. After several years of declining health, in late 2019 Ronald made the decision to spend the rest of his time in Cedar Park, Texas, to live in a warmer climate and to be near his daughter Michelle and her family. Not long after his move to Texas, Ronald sadly passed away. He is pre-deceased by his parents Edgar Pontbriand and Anna (Brunelle) Pontbriand of Spencer, MA; and his brother Roger Pontbriand of Spencer, MA. He leaves behind his two daughters, Michelle Irvin of Georgetown, TX and Valerie Pontbriand of Hampton, NH; his son JP Pontbriand of Hampton Falls, NH; his sisters Jeannette Bourdon of Spencer, MA and Joanne Cournoyer of North Brookfield, MA; his brothers Jean Pontbriand of Sturbridge, MA and Ray Pontbriand of Naples, FL. He also leaves behind 8 grandchildren, one great grandchild and 12 nieces and nephews. A memorial service is scheduled for February 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM with visitation at 11:00 AM at the Morin Funeral Home in Spencer, MA. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Heart Association.