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Ronald Nicholas Distasio
November 25, 1951 ~ November 8, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Ronald Nicholas Distasio, 71 of Nashua passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Wednesday November 8th, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Ricci) Distasio, with whom he shared 47 years of marriage. When they celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary, they lovingly renewed their vows on December 4th at St. Christopher Church with their Pastor, Father David presiding.
He was born November 25, 1951, in Ocean Side, Long Island, NY to the late Nicholas and Doris (Landis) Distasio. Ronald attended Fordham University following his undergraduate school and received a master’s degree in history.
For 48 years he was employed for the Social Security Administration, starting his career in New York and then transferring to Nashua, NH after moving to New Hampshire in 1989.
Ronald was an active and dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 5162, Hudson, NH. Since 1990, Ronald has spent copious amounts of time volunteering for charity events. He worked tirelessly and in 2002 he achieved the title of ProLife Director for the State of New Hampshire within the Knights of Columbus. He was a devout Catholic and most recently a parishioner of St. Christopher Church.
Always very helpful, caring, and attentive to his friends and family. Ronald would never shy away from assisting anyone who was in need. He light up a room when he entered and will be remembered and missed for his jovial personality and easy going mindset. He had a passion for history; he especially loved attaining knowledge about the Civil War and was extremely patriotic. He loved his country. Ronald enjoyed watching all sports and although he resided in New England since 1990, he never lost his love to the New York Yankees.
Above all, Ronald cherished and adored his wife, Mary Ann and his daughter, Mary Beth. Everything he did in this life was for them. His favorite nights were the ones he was able to cook his famous spaghetti and meatballs dinner, wear his goofy aprons, and impress his family with his updated plating skills he learned from watching the cooking channel. He will be forever loved and deeply missed.
In addition to his wife Mary Ann, Ronald is survived by his daughter Mary Beth, his in laws Rocco Ricci and his wife Joanne of Nashua and their two sons Peter and his wife Vicky of Nashua, and Michael and his wife Lauren of Amherst, and his great nephews Matthew, Liam, William, Adam, and John.
Family and friends are invited to Ronald’s visitation on WEDNESDAY, November 15th from 2 until 5 PM at ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. His Funeral Mass will take place on THURSDAY, November 16th at 10 AM at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 777 West Hollis Street, Nashua. KINDLY MEET AT CHURCH. Interment will follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Nashua. In lieu of flowers kindly donate to the ultrasound program (which helps women facing a crisis pregnancy), checks can be made out to the Knights of Columbus NH State Council (Write in memo Ultrasound Program) and mailed to Mr. Richard McDermott 16 Rail Way, Hollis, NH 03049.
ADDITONAL PARKING FOR RONALD'S VISIATION CAN BE FOUND ON STREET (BOTH SIDES) OR AT ZIS SWEENEY FUNERAL HOME, 26 KINSLEY STREET
Relatives and friends who are not able to make it to Ronald's Mass on Thursday are welcome to livestream his Funeral Mass via https://www.stjoenash.org/