Ronald V. Abbott

Published on Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:42


Ronald V. Abbott, 79, of Plainville passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. He was the loving husband to Barbara (Goldsmith) Abbott.

Ron was born in Chicago, Ill., on July 30, 1938, son to the late Vance and Mary (Carmody) Abbott. Ron was a jack-of-all-trades, spending 35 years as a machinist at New Departure. He was also a perfectionist, and it was evident with the impeccable yard he maintained at his home. His children often joked his lawn was always as perfect as the hair on his head. Above all, family was most important to him. Ron was a generous man, always giving more than taking, and willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Ron showed his family unconditional love and support.

He was an avid sports fan, between rooting for the Cleveland Browns, Red Sox, and UConn women, while also engaging in the sports of golf, softball and skiing whether he was coaching or physically involved. Ron will be deeply missed by his entire family as they cherish the memories they have shared together.

In addition to his wife, Barbara, Ron is survived by his children, Ron Abbott and his wife, Dorothy, of South Dakota, Wendy Albert and her husband, Joseph, of Burlington, Alex Grandy and his wife, Annie, of New York, Nick Grandy and his fiancée, Chrissy Daly, of Boston, Lauren Grandy of Plainville, and Jeffrey Abbott and his wife, Cindy, of Bristol; his brother, Dale Abbott and his wife, Rosemary, of Florida; his three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his furry granddog, Lily. He was predeceased by his brother, Terry Abbott.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, Oct. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., Plainville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. at the Church of Saint Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington. Friends and family are asked to meet directly at church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Plainville. For more information or to leave online expressions of sympathy, please visit . In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations to be made in Ron’s honor to the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center Fund. For more information, please visit

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:42. Updated: Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:45.