Ronald L. Pesino
Recipient of Three Bronze Stars
Mr. Ronald L. “Ronnie” Pesino, 82, of Yale Street, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday October 23, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was the widower of Dolores Ann (Durocher) Pesino and the longtime companion of Jean Yovina of Waterbury.
Ronnie was born in Waterbury on April 30, 1931, son of the late Anthony “Tony” and Lucy (Abriola) Pesino. He was a Sgt. (T) in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict having received the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, and a Combat Infantry Badge. After the Army Ronnie co-owned and operated Pesino’s Market in Wolcott. He worked many years for Cott Soda in sales and he retired in 1995 from his own route with Bachman Pretzels. He was an avid bowler at Lakewood Lanes for many years having played in multiple Bowling Leagues. He loved playing cards and frequenting the Casino. He was a founding member of the Waterville Community Club. He enjoyed traveling and vacationing at his son Randy’s home in Florida. He was a loyal fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New York Giants. He cherished his dog Buddy.
Besides his longtime companion Jean, he leaves his daughter, Debra Pesino of Watertown, three sons, Steven Pesino and David Pesino of Waterbury and Randy Pesino of Ormond Beach, FL, three brothers, Edward “Chubby” Pesino and Dennis Pesino of Waterbury, George “Peepers” Pesino of Wolcott, eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements: Funeral will be held Monday, 10:00 a.m. from Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home 430 Chase Parkway Waterbury to St. Michael’s Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Sunday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.