Ronald H. Joly, Sr., 72, of Brooklyn, CT, passed away, with his loving family by his side on December 16, 2018 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA. He was born January 12, 1946, son of the late Victor and Anita (Billington) Joly. He was the beloved husband of Lynda (Dean) Joly of forty years.
Ronald was a lifetime member of the Danielson Elks Lodge #1706. He was a Co-Founder of the Killingly/Brooklyn Midget Football Program. Ronald loved coaching for the NECONN Youth Soccer Program and his passion for coaching led the NECONN Hurricanes to several State Championships victories. He spent many years as a volunteer Firefighter with the Danielson Fire Department. Ronald was a leader for the Cub Scouts and a Troop Leader for the Boy Scouts, Troop 44 in Brooklyn, CT. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing. Ronald also loved to go camping and to travel.
In addition to his wife Lynda, he leaves his children Maria Raszka and husband Scott of Woodstock, CT; Ronald Joly, Jr. and wife Kathy of Wentzville, MO; Wendy Goff and husband James of Bradenton, FL; Patricia Washington and husband Glen of Ellenton, FL; Michael Joly and wife Mary Ann Ponti of Boston, MA and Kevin Joly of Bradenton, FL. His brother Richard Joly of Plainfield, CT. His grandchildren David Raszka, Aaron Raszka, Aleisha Tutterow, Joshua Joly, Trinity Goff, Bellarae Goff, James Goff, Jr., Delia Goff, Victor Goff, Glen Washington, Jr., Caleb Washington, Ramik Washington, Jaiden Washington, eleven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donation may be made in his memory to the American Red Cross, 209 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032.
A Calling Hour will be December 29, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM with a Funeral Service to follow at Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds Street, Danielson, CT. Share a memory at www.gagnonandcostellofh.com