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Ronald G. Pezze

NORTH CANAAN — Ronald G Pezze, 84, passed away Oct. 5, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, Minn., after a brief illness. 

He was born on July 4, 1934, to Amelia (Veretto) and John Pezze in Great Barrington and grew up in Sheffield, Mass.

Ronald was a veteran of the Navy, serving during the Korean War. 

He attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering and worked as the chief engineer for the Milwaukee Spring Company and then as a resort/restaurant owner with his wife in Iron River, Wis.  

Ron was a caring and devoted husband, father and grandfather. 

He enjoyed the outdoors and growing vegetables and roses with his incredible green thumb.

He is survived by wife of over 60 years, Judy; five children, Mark Pezze and his wife, Sherry, PeggySue Janigo and her husband, Scott, Ronald G. Pezze Jr. and his wife, Roseanne, John Pezze and his wife, Barbara, and Gary Pezze and his wife, Rosalind; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two siblings, Larry Pezze and his wife, Nancy, of Alford, Mass., and Nancy Gandolfo, North Canaan; numerous nieces and nephews; and his extended family and friends.

At Ron’s request, an open house Celebration of Life will be held in the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 27, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Birch Grove Campground in Iron River, Wis., whose owners, Rick and Kayla, were so kind to Ron and Judy and always made them feel like family.

A special thank you from Ron’s family to the doctors and nursing staff at St. Luke’s Hospital 2-West for their kindness and compassion during Ron’s stay.