Ronald “Ron” E. Bacon, beloved dad, grandpa, Pop Pop, and friend, passed away on December 19, 2020 in Bristol, Connecticut. The son of the late Elwood and Dorothy Bacon, he was born on September 2, 1936, and grew up in Thetford Center, Vermont, a place he would carry with him all his life.
He attended high school at Thetford Academy, after which he enrolled in aeronautical and airplane maintenance school in New Jersey. He worked as an airline and auto mechanic, and then at Jacobs Manufacturing in West Hartford, Connecticut. For almost 30 years, he worked at Mott Corporation in Farmington, Connecticut as the manager of quality control until his retirement.
One can’t write about Ron and not mention his penchant for teasing (his love language), his affinity for tinkering, his avid following of local band The Chaparrals, his fondness for Klondike Campgrounds, and, most notably, his love of nature, especially manifested in his decades-long pastime of maple sugaring. He gave many a tour at both Maple Corner Farm and Lamothe’s Sugar House, where he passed out warm maple syrup samples to visitors and happily traversed the woods fixing sap lines and checking taps.
Underneath his teasing nature and stubborn Yankee persona was a steadiness and love for his family and friends, a consistency in care, and an absolute assuredness that one could call upon him at any time, but especially when in need.
Ron leaves behind his daughter Monica and son-in-law Michael Petrizzo; four grandkids, Leah Sutherland (Joe), Jeanne Petrizzo, Natalie Petrizzo, and James Petrizzo; three great-grandkids, Evangeline, Desmond, and Jaina Sutherland; brother Dennis and sister-in-law Sue; three nephews; and a host of loving friends.
A memorial service will be delayed until people can safely assemble and share in the abundance of wonderful memories of Ron Bacon. For future service information and online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com
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