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“Joan and family,It has been a pleasure knowing you and Ron. I am so sorry that he has passed, but I knew the journey was getting harder. You will...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“I am deeply saddened by your family's loss. Ron seems like he had a very fulfilling and rewarding life volunteering for his country his community and...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Liette Casey - Spfld, MA

“Many condolences to the Knox family. He seems to have been a deeply loved and respected man. I hope in time his memory brings you comfort more than...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Pam Villanova - Ellington, CT

“To Kate and family,So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Jessie Arabik - Ludlow, MA

“Joan, so very sorry to have read about Ron. He was such a sweet man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rick and Jill Landry...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“PattySo sorry for your loss yet so happy for you that you have such a wonderful and caring dad. Your love for him will always be with you Thinking...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: June Gardner - Northampton, MA

“To the Knox Family,I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.With sympathy from,Debbie (Sweeney)...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Debbie (Sweeney) DeVito - Enfield, CT

“Joan and family,I'm so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. The last few years haven't been easy for him, or for you. May he Rest In Peace. Take care...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Thinking of you, Teresa, and your entire family. He must a been a wonderful guy and I know you'll miss him dearly. Val and Dan Sweeney ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Val Sweeney - Somers, CT

“To the Knox Family, Merrill & I send our love to you all. We have been thinking of you. How lucky you all were to have had such a great husband, dad ...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Cathy Desrosiers - Holyoke, MA

“my heartfelt condolences to joan,and all his family.we grew up together in Worcester, and shared many close family days as young chidren.Both my...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara (Russell) Gervais

“My heart and thoughts are with you all.May memories of wonderful family times together sustain you through this difficult time. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Patty "PG" Griffith-Kruger - CT

“My deepest condolences, thoughts, hugs and prayers to the entire Knox family. So lucky he was such an important and loving man in all your lives. ...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Ware - South Hadley, MA


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HOLYOKE: Ronald C. Knox passed away peacefully on March 10, 2017 with his wife Joan by his side. Although declining in health recently, Ron kept his humor and optimism right to the end. He was born in Worcester, Mass. on May 20, 1932 to Evelyn Knox. Growing up during the depression, he learned very early the value of education. He graduated from South High in Worcester in 1950 and enrolled in a machine design apprentice program at G.E. in Schenectady, NY. He joined the Army in 1953. After his service, he returned to G.E. and completed his apprentice program. During that time he met and married Joan in Arlington, VT in 1958. They moved to Worcester to begin their family. Ron and Joan raised six strong daughters. He was a devoted family man. Through his encouragement and unconditional love, his daughters flourished in education and athletics. He was always the first to volunteer and played a pivotal role in Holyoke G.A.L.'s and Holyoke youth soccer. As news traveled about his death, many have reached out remembering him as a coach or a fan on the sidelines. Once retired, he was an active volunteer at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Along with his wife, he leaves behind his daughters Lauren, Lisa, Teresa (Bob Brawders), Patty, Kate Baillargeon (John), and Amy (Jeff Wolfe). In addition, he leaves behind his grandchildren Kristen Reeder (Kevin), Caroline, Chase and Conor Hobert, Paige Baillargeon, Aidan Wolfe and great grandchild Jack Reeder. Relatives and friends are asked to meet for Ron's Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, March 17th, at 9:30 a.m. in Saint Mary's Church, 509 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow. Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main Street, Agawam. Calling hours will be held Thursday, March 16th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, Holyoke. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Soldiers Home in Ron's name. We appreciate the support and care they provided him.