1936 – 2018
N. Grosvenordale – Ronald R. Blain, 82, of Riverside Dr., died Friday morning October 19, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Margaret (Laabs) Blain. Born in Webster, MA, he was the son of the late Rosario and Bella (Barrette) Blain. Ronald was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in N. Grosvenordale graduating with the class of 1954.
On December 27, 1958, at St. Louis Church in Webster, MA he was united in marriage to Margaret Laabs. Mr. Blain worked as a self-employed builder and real estate agent.
Ron was a former member of the Thompson Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus St. Bernard Council # 2087 in N. Grosvenordale, and a member of the Board of Directors for Hometown Bank from 1996 – 2012. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis at his Florida residence. In his earlier years he enjoyed snowmobiling. But, above all he cherished the quality time that he spent with his family.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Margaret (Laabs) Blain; two daughters, Carol Borowski and her husband John of Webster and Karen Thoms and her husband Norman of Colchester; a sister Theresa Gadoury of Dudley; six grandchildren, Nicholas, Margaret, Matthew, Elizabeth, Megan, and Alyssa and two great grandchildren, Addison and Landon.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00a.m. on Saturday October 27, 2018 in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Food Pantry, 20 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.