Ronald R. “Ronnie” Beland, 84, of Hudson, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 12, 2023 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston with his family by his side.
The son of the late Alfred and Eva (Rollins) Beland, Ronnie was born in Clinton, MA, on October 17, 1938. He was raised in Stow, MA, where he attended local schools. He was a very hard worker, and was a truck driver who owned his own business, Beland Septic Service, for many years until his retirement. Once retired, he worked part time at Napa Auto Parts.
Ronnie enjoyed camping with his family at Fransted Campground in Franconia, NH. He loved hiking, fishing, playing horseshoes, and taking his children to all of the local tourist attractions. When he was not camping, he enjoyed spending summer days at the Marlborough Moose Family Center Cottage with his family. You could always find him in the yard doing yard work, and finding all kinds of projects to do. For many years, he enjoyed sharing a garden with his sister Lucille at her house in Littleton, MA. One of his pastimes was going to antique truck shows with his 1955 Ford, which he restored and owned for 20 years.
Ronnie is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara A. (Bushey) Beland of Hudson, MA; his children, Lisa (Beland) Robichaud and husband John of Marlborough, MA, Tammy (Beland) DiTullio and husband Rich of Marlborough, MA, Kim Beland of NH, and Bonnie Beland and husband Sean Hogan of Marlborough, MA; siblings, Shirley Mahar of ME, Phillip Beland of VA, David Beland of NH, and Wayne Beland of TX, as well as 6 grandsons, 5 granddaughters, 3 great grandsons, and 2 great granddaughters (1 of which is arriving in July), and many nieces and nephews He was predeceased by his son Mark P. Beland, who passed in 2016, brothers of Alfred, Ernie, Richard, Gordon; sisters Lucille Chisolm, and Edith.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 1st from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA. A private memorial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ronnie may be made to: ASPCA, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 424 E. 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128-6804 ( http://www.aspca.org ), or a donation to a charity of your choice.