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Ronald J. Kolinsky

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, November 26th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Ronald J. Kolinsky, who died on Tuesday November 21st at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital ending a valiant struggle with complications arising from complications due to a twin lung transplant in June of 2016. He was 65 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday November 27th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St. Revere.

Ronnie was born in Malden and was raised and educated in Revere. He attended Somerville Trade School before transferring to Northeast Regional Vocational School in Wakefield, Class of 1972. Ronnie enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard, he provided 6 years of service to his country as a reservist. When he was honorably discharged, Ronnie moved to Saugus & joined the Teamsters, driving Oil Tankers. Ron later owned & operated his own oil company called Mountain View Fuel. On July 24, 1981, Ronnie married Susan E. Edwards, remaining in Saugus where they began & raised their family.  Ron left the oil business to pursue his passion of working as a carpenter with Local #218. That was his passion and he loved to do finish carpentry. His masterful skill at carpentry gave him a great sense of joy. He worked with Local #218 until 2005, when he retired.  His presence in the world will secure his place in the hearts & memories of all who knew him. His focus on family, hard work, good humor, generosity & his adventurous spirit will remain in our hearts and endure for all eternity.

He is the devoted husband of 36 years to Susan E. (Edwards) Kolinsky of Saugus. The loving father of Dr. Melissa J. Kolinsky, D.C. & her fiancé Justin Del Muto, Riann M. Kirk, all of Saugus & her late husband Scott E. Kirk and Dr. Michelle L. Kolinsky, PHD. & her fiancé Jeremy Law of San Jose, CA. He is the adored Papa of Alyssa H. Kirk, Mason S. Glocke, Avery S. Del Muto & Reese H. Del Muto. Beloved brother of Mary Ellen Peterson of St. Petersburg, Fl. & her late husband Thomas Peterson, Joann Giannino of Revere & her late husband Christy Giannino, Roger Kolinsky & his wife Betty of Hampton, NH, Richard Kolinsky & his wife Jean of Wakefield, Anna Dearborn & her husband Edward of Revere, Dennis Pettigrew & his wife Cathy of New Port Richie, Fl and the late Stanley M. Kolinsky & his wife Gail Kolinsky of Wakefield. Also lovingly survived by his lifelong friend Frank Marchesi & his wife Elizabeth of Wilmington and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus.

Visiting Hours

Sunday, November 26th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, November 27th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Riverside Cemetery, Saugus

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Rd Suite 301 Framingham, MA 01701.

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  1. Frank and Elizabeth Marchesi
    Dec 1 2017

    No words can express the sadness we feel. Ronnie,
    You will always remain in our heart, mind and soul.
    Our lives will never be the same. Rest in pease our dearest Friend,
    Until we meet again.
    Frank and Betty xoxo

  2. Roger & Betty Kolinsky
    Nov 26 2017

    Ronnie was the best brother (in-law) we could have ever had. Sue stood by his side every waking moment. We have so much respect for both of them. They lived a good life full of love, family, friends, and adventures. Our hearts are full of sorrow for all of our family and that includes those that he loved and shared great times with. He made us all into one big family that shared lots of laughtier, hugs, chicken dances, barbeques, and important positive things in our lives. If we needed help, he led the brigade. We are happy he suffers no more. It will take time for all of us to heal from his death. We will always remember him as the great human being he was. Love to all of our terrific family. We are here for you!

  3. Lauren LeComte
    Nov 25 2017

    Melissa and family,
    I am incredibly sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are with you all.

  4. Richard and Barbara Pryor
    Nov 24 2017

    Dear Ronnie,
    Thank you for being a wonderful friend and making us part of your family. We will cherish all the memories that we created together. You will be dearly missed by all of us. You are now free and can start your new life without the pain and suffering you have endured over the past year. Barbara and I love you and Sue with all of our heart. You will be in our prayers.
    Until we meet again my dear friend. Love you Richie and Barbara Pryor xoxo.

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