Ronald P. Grenier, 72, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022, in St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, surrounded by his family, after a battle with cancer.
He leaves two sons: Rodney P. Grenier of Millbury and Matthew J. Grenier of Grafton; a sister, Debra L. (Grenier) Martin of Millbury; three brothers: Robert B. Grenier and his wife, Pauline C. (Salois) Grenier, of New Brighton, PA, and Richard F. Grenier and Raymond J. Grenier, both of Millbury; a sister-in-law, Carol A. (Blackburn) Grenier of Millbury; many nieces and nephews and their families; and his ex-wife of 25 years, Maureen Snow of Grafton.
He was predeceased by his parents, D. Roger and Helen (Garback) Grenier of Millbury; a brother, Roger D. Grenier of Millbury; a brother-in-law, William J. "Bill" Martin of Millbury; and a sister-in-law, Joan C. (Lucas) Grenier of Boise, ID.
Born in Worcester on March 28, 1950, he lived in Millbury all of his life. He was a 1968 graduate of Worcester Boys Trade High School as a certified welder.
Mr. Grenier was currently employed at IBA, Inc., on River Street in Millbury, where he has worked for 55 years and where his welding and many other varied skills made him a valued employee who will be greatly missed. He was a member of Assumption Catholic Parish in Millbury, and the Singletary Rod and Gun Club in Oxford.
He greatly enjoyed deer hunting in Vermont and Western Massachusetts and fishing. He also enjoyed following hockey (his favorite sport) as well as football and baseball.
For many years, he has spent Sunday mornings with his brothers, Richard and Raymond, talking over the week's news and just enjoying each other's company.
Ronald Grenier was a good man. Those who knew him can attest they never heard him speak badly of anyone, never heard him exaggerate or lie, and not even ever leave work early. He leaves big shoes to fill.
Mr. Grenier's funeral will be Wednesday, July 20, from Turgeon Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Millbury, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. in Assumption Catholic Church, 10 Waters St., Millbury. Burial will follow in Central Cemetery, Millbury. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday, July 19, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.