Walter R. Ronalds

Died: 2017-11-29
Resided in: Peabody, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey Funeral Home
Viewing date: 2017-12-02 ////// 10am -Noon
Service type: Celebration of Life
Service date: 2017-12-02 Noon
Service location: Mackey Funeral Home
Burial type: Later date
Burial date:
Contributions: In Lieu of Flowers, Kindly make a donation in Walter's name to a charity of your liking.

Walter R. Ronalds, age 76, passed on Nov. 29, 2017. He was the husband of Shirley (Moulton) Ronalds of Peabody. Born in Swampscott, he was the son of the late Walter and Ruth Rutkowski. Walter served with the U.S. Army from 1960 -1963. He enjoyed time spent with family, volunteering in Malden with special needs children, watching old western tv shows and following all his grandchildren at their sporting events.

Besides his wife Shirley, he leaves a daughter; Sheryl and her husband Rudy Caruso of Haverhill, his siblings, Freda Bennett of FL, Mable Latoszek of Salem, Marlene Pfeiffer of Beverly, and Sandra Madeira of RI. He was the grandfather of Kertrina, Cynthia, Kaitlyn and Kloie Caruso all of Haverhill and Michael and his wife Lorie of NH and Anthony Caruso of Danvers. Also leaving several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Earl Reed, Ralph Rutkowski, Flora Graham and Erma Sullo.


My Uncle, my mentor, my friend. I feel great sadness in my heart. I feel great happiness in my heart that he has no more pain. Love you Uncle Walter. Bless all.
I am saddened to hear of your fatherís passing Sheryl. Your parents both rock, and what a great daughter they raised. ❤️ Unfortunately. I will not be able to attend on Saturday, but I send warm hugs and hope to see you soon, Take care, Jette xo
Uncle Walter was a real good guy. Him and Shirley used to take my brother Vin and I out for a ride somewhere when my mom was ill many years ago. I remember feeling happy and safe with them. I appreciated when he would visit my mother in the nursing home. I don't know if she knew him at this point but he would come often. I had enjoyed our phone conversations over the last couple of months. I didn't mind waiting patiently as it took him awhile to share what ever he wanted to say. I will miss him. Love you Uncle Walter. Be at peace. Pat
Buba was an amazing man, who had great patience, and understanding. He lived with us in his final weeks, and we enjoyed spending time with him. We watched football together, and he got to spend time with his grandchildren who he loved with all his heart... You will always be in our hearts!
Shirley, Sheryl and family, I've known Walter for many years, we met at Polaroid. It was always a pleasure working with him and after we both left our friendship grew. I very much enjoyed all our meetings and sharing dinner and an occasional glass of wine with you and Walter, even though we were supposed to be I will miss our conversations. May he rest in peace, and may you be comforted in knowing that he is at peace. Lee Tanguay
Dear Shirley I was saddened to learn of Walter's passing but happy that he is free from pain and discomfort. We shared many happy and fun times together thru the years at concerts and parties and those are great memories. Sadly Stan and I will not be able to be with you in person on Saturday. Please know that you will be in our hearts. Stan and Anne Michalski
I am going to miss Uncle Walter. He was a great Uncle and a good man. He was always there for all of our Family Gatherings. He took an Interest in what you were doing in your life which is a special quality. I am sorry that he has passed away but I am happy that he is no longer in pain and suffering. My heart goes out to Aunt Shirley, Sheryl and her family for their great loss. Karen LeBlanc

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