WINCHENDON – Ronald S. Vars, 71, of 192 Main Street, died peacefully Thursday morning, October 17th in Quabbin Valley Healthcare, Athol, after a period of declining health.
He was born in Newport, RI on March 10, 1948, son of the late Edmund and Frances R. (Salmon) Vars Jr and grew up in Stowe, MA.
Ron worked as a mason for Local #39 until his retirement. A resident of California for many years until returning to Royalston, he then lived his final years in Winchendon. He was a graduate of Marlborough Vocational High School.
Ron enjoyed working around the farm on projects he always created. He enjoyed the outdoors and 4 wheeling and working on his antique cars. He used to race cars at Westboro Speedway and Monadnock Speedway. Ron was an avid NASCAR, New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan.
He leaves a daughter, Julie Kennerson and a grandson Derek Kennerson of Palm Coast, FL and one sister, Kathy Chencharik of Royalston; his close friends, Ron, Marsha and Ronnie Alger III of Winchendon, as well as many close friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11 A.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. A calling hour will precede the service from 10 to 11 A.M.
Burial will be in Lawrence Brook Cemetery, Royalston.