Ronald Waddell

Ronald E. Waddell

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
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Ronald E. Waddell, of Robin St., Pawcatuck, passed away at The Westerly Hospital on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at the age of 85. He was the husband of the late Arlene (Corneil) Waddell.

Born in Orono, Maine, he was the son of the late Ottie and Eva Waddell.

Ronald worked as a security manager for Electric Boat at Quonset Point for many years until his retirement. He was also an avid sports fan and supporter.

He leaves two daughters, Terry Bates and husband John and Jill Lanphere and husband Steve, all of Pawcatuck; two sisters, Susan Turner and Virginia DeVeau, both of Bangor, ME; five grandchildren, Nicholas (Kathryn) Blanco, Christopher Blanco, Joe (Kayla) Babin, Nicole (Kris) Fisher, and Ross Burgess; as well as eight great-grandchildren, Chase, Cora, JJ, Annabella, Ariya, Grayson, Kaiden and Wesley. Ronald was predeceased by his daughter Lisa Waddell; brother Sonny; and sister Shirley.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 5-7pm at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. A Funeral Service will take place at 11am on Tuesday in the funeral home. Burial will follow at River Bend Cemetery, Westerly. For online condolences please visit
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 19th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, July 19th, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
    59 Spruce Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 11:00am
    Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
    59 Spruce Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    River Bend Cemetery
    117 Beach Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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Barb and Jerry Dubois

Posted at 02:01pm
Dear Jill and Terry, Jerry and I were sorry to hear of Ron’s passing! We always enjoyed living next door to you all back in the day! Hugs to you from Jerry ,Barb Dubois and family


Posted at 10:21pm
Ronald was an Orono High School, Orono, Maine classmate of mine, Class of 1955. He will be missed. My condolences to his family and friends. Go Red Riots!

Frank T. Simpson:

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