Obituary: Ronald E. Barnes, 79

Obit - Ronald E Barnes

Ronald E. Barnes, 79, of Southington, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 2, 2016 at HCC at New Britain. He had been the loving husband of Eileen (Bruce) Barnes for 17 years.

Born on July 4, 1936 in Springfield, MA to the late Stanley and Virginia (Behm) Barnes, he had been a longtime Southington resident.

Ronald worked as a boat rigger for over 40 years in Suburban Marine. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Eileen, he is survived by a sister Judy Papotto of Meriden, six step-children, 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Marcelle Barnes and his son Ronald C. Barnes.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ronald’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

A funeral service will be held at 6pm on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. Calling hours will be held before the service from 4- 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. For online condolences and directions, please visit

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