WINCHENDON – Ronald H. Schofield, 86, of 75 Hyde Park Drive, died peacefully Saturday afternoon, November 7, 2020 in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
He was born in Templeton on August 10, 1934, son of the late Myrtle Schofield and was a 1952 graduate of Murdock High School. He was a lifelong resident of Winchendon.
Ron worked for 20 years as a bundler at New England Wood Ware Corporation until his retirement in 1999. He proudly served his country in Korea as a member of United States Marines Corps during the Korean War. He was a member of Eugene M. Connor Post 193 American Legion and Lt. Frederick Wilder White Post 2158 VFW. Ron was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and enjoyed playing cards.
His wife, Madeline E. (Doucette) Schofield, died in 2005. He leaves a daughter, Shirley Cote of Gardner; two grandsons, Shaun Cote and Ryan Cote; four great grandchildren; five step grandchildren, two of whom he raised, Margaret "Peggy" Davis of Winchendon and Lawrence Joseph Doucette Jr of Athol; two stepsons, Lawrence Joseph Doucette Sr of Bridgewater and Adam J. Lavenski of Orange; a sister, Anita Clapp Lescord of Gardner; his companion of many years, Donna Brown of Winchendon; many step great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a step daughter, Janice M. Bowler; three brothers, Richard LaBarge, Ernest LaBarge and Robert LaBarge and two sisters, Viola Belletete and Sandra Boutell.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 13, 2020 at 1 P.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon.
Calling hours in the funeral home will be Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 5 to 7 PM with a Legion Service at 6;30 P.M.
Masks and social distancing are required.
Funeral services may be viewed at the following link: https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1101318
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Eugene M. Connor Post #193, 295 School Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.