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Ronald F. Tooley

Ronald F. Tooley, 85, of Southington, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 17, 2021 at MidState Medical Center. He had been the loving husband of the late Beverly (Goss) Tooley for 60 years.

Ron was born on August 27, 1936 in Albany, NY to the late Frank and Ida (Ashley) Tooley and was a longtime Southington resident.

He proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy. Ron worked as a Master Mechanic at Pratt & Whitney in both Southington and Middletown, retiring after 33 years of service. He was a longtime active member at the First Baptist Church in Southington. Ron started his membership with the Boy Scouts of America in Pittsfield, MA over 50 years ago and was currently the Chartered Organization Rep. for Troop 17 in Southington.

Ronald is survived by his son Bryan Tooley and his wife Linda of Oregon and daughter Teri Burke of Virginia; 5 grandchildren: Sarah, Jacob, Ryan, Jennifer and Christopher and 6 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife Beverly, he was predeceased by his brother, Keith G. Tooley.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron’s memory may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 17 c/o First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave, Southington, CT 06489.

A memorial service will be held at a future date at the First Baptist Church in Southington. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements.

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Bryan and Teri, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I have very fond memories knowing him as a scout back in the day and was actually just thinking about the time he built that boat in your basement. It was an honor to have known him. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Jon Dell Dec 23 2021 8:07 AM

We are so very saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. He and your Mom were fixtures in the Mahaffy household, and enjoyable times were had by all. They all just loved those Maine trips also. When I worked for the Town, your Dad was "the stamp man". He will be missed by many.

Hugs and prayers being sent to you all.

Gary & Shirley Mahaffy

Gary and Shirley Mahaffy Dec 20 2021 1:50 PM

Our deepest condolences on the passing of Ron. His smile will surely be missed at our office.

Sincerely, Dr. Kaufman, Wendy and Kathi

Kathleen Ploof Dec 20 2021 10:48 AM

Bryan and Terri so sorry for your loss. I worked with your mother at Plantsville School and got to know your dad. What a patient man. When I would see them together at the store and your mom wanted to stop and talk he would patiently wait, maybe add a few funny remarks. I imagine he waited many a time in those stores. The world has lost a good one.
I will keep you in my prayers during this difficult time.

Sharon Nadeau Dec 19 2021 8:16 AM