Born: December 3, 1941
Died: April 25, 1990
Buried: West Townsend Cemetery

Married: June 6, 1963 Linda Fern Childress, North Carolina? (Divorced 1967?)
Married: March 17, 1973 Cynthia Faith Hardy, Pelham, New Hampshire (Justice of the Peace and family)

Wife-1: Linda Fern Childress
Son: Ronald Louis Deering (By Linda Fern Childress)
        "a son has been born December 29, 1963 to Staff Sgt. and Mrs. Ronald Deering of Camp Lejeune, N.C. Sgt. Deering has been stationed in North Carolina since his return from a 14 month tour of duty at DaNang, Vietnam. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lewis Deering of Wilde Road, Shirley MA." (Ayer Public Spirit - clip, no date)

Wife-2: Cynthia Faith Hardy
Daughter: Sara Faith Deering 03/01/1977 - 03/01/1982
Adopted Daughter: Amanda Faith Deering 07/26/1978 -

Father: Joseph Lewis Deering
Mother: Esther Elizabeth (Gates) Deering
Brother: James Porter Deering

Occupation: Marine Corps. (1960 - 1970), Plant Manager, Sterilite Plastics, Townsend, MA (1973 - April 1990)



Ronald J. Deering, 48 of 37 New Fitchburg Road, died Wednesday April 25, at the Nashoba Community Hospital, Ayer, after a lengthy illness (Colon Cancer).

Born in Boston December 3, 1941, son of Esther (Gates) Deering and the late Joseph Lewis Deering and had lived in Townsend since 1973.

Mr. Deering was a 1960 graduate of Ayer High School. Following his graduation from high school he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served for 10 years, the last three as a staff sergeant, including a tour in Vietnam.

He was a 1973 graduate of Fitchburg State College, where he received his BA in History.

Mr. Deering was a member of the Townsend Congregational Church, as well as the church's outreach committee. He was formerly an Eagle Scout in the Shirley Boy Scout Troop-1.

Mr. Deering was employed for the past 17 years as a Production Coordinator at the Sterilite Corporation in Townsend.

Besides his mother of Shirley, he is survived by his wife of 17 years, Cynthia (Hardy) Deering; a daughter, Amanda Deering of Townsend; and a brother, James Deering of Shirley. He was also the father of Sarah Deering, who died in March 1982.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Townsend Congregational Church, Brookline St. Townsend. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery. Funeral Director was the T. J. Anderson & Son.

Memorial contributions to the Townsend Congregational Church, Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 487, Townsend, MA 01469.