CRAFTSBURY – Ronald (Ron) Curtiss passed away on Sunday, June 27, at the Craftsbury Community Care Center in Craftsbury, at the age of 84. Ron was born on March 30, 1937, in Waterbury, Conn., to Percy Edmond and Germaine (Crochetiere) Curtiss. He grew up in Cheshire, Conn., where he worked for many years for the First National Grocery Store, then left there to work for the State of Connecticut and Cheshire Academy in their custodial divisions. Ron was an active member of the Cheshire Historical Society prior to his move to Vermont to marry the love of his life, his little sweetheart, Ruthie, and to be a part of her sons, Jim, Tony, and Andy’s lives.
Ron retired and married Ruthie on October 6, 1984, and they moved into the house he had built in Albany. They lived there until 2015, when they both moved into the 4Cs. He loved collecting antiques, doing puzzles, and helping with sugaring season at The Jones Farm. He was the best grandpa and loved being a part of the family.
Ron is survived by his stepsons Jim Jones and his wife Annette of Craftsbury, Tony Jones and former wife Rebecca Tatel of Craftsbury, and Andy Jones and his wife Penny of Elmore; his grandchildren Nicole, Logan, Emily, Alysha, Kaitlyn, Olivia; three great-grandchildren, as well as several first cousins in Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, and South Carolina.
He is predeceased by his parents and his wife, Ruth Curtiss.
In lieu of flowers, Ron had requested the family ask for donations to be made to either the Craftsbury Community Care Center or The United Church of Craftsbury.