SPRINGFIELD- Ronald A. Rheaume, 78, formerly of Garvey Drive in Springfield passed away May 11, 2018 at Heritage Hall East Nursing Home. Ronald, son of the late Meddy and Anita (Poirier) Rheaume, was born in Springfield on December 20, 1939. A lifelong resident of Springfield, he was a graduate of Commerce High School Class of 1959. Ronald proudly served his country in the United State Army. He enlisted in Fort Dix New Jersey in 1961, where he met the love of his life Rose Mary Maiorano. Then he served in the 97th Battalion Signal Corp in Germany. Ronald went on to become a foreman for Hamilton Sundstrand where he retired in 1999. He also worked as a bartender for the Willow Glen and Monte Carlo for several years. After retirement, he delivered flowers for East Springfield Flower Shop. Ronald was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. Ronald was a food connoisseur, loved cooking and trying new recipes. He was a Patriots fan and loved watching the games. Above all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Rose Mary (Maiorano) Rheaume; and his sister in law, Dolores Rheaume. Ronald will be missed by all who knew him, including his son, Michael D. Rheaume and his wife Robin of West Springfield; his daughter, Jacqueline M. Czupryna and her husband Steven of Chicopee; his brothers, Allan Rheaume of Chicopee and Kenneth Rheaume of Springfield; his sister, Sandra Rheaume of Springfield; his grandchildren, Jenna, Michael, and Connor; his sisters in law, Mary, Kathy, and JoAnn; and many beloved nieces and nephews from New Jersey and Massachusetts. Visiting Hours for Ronald will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 4PM to 7PM at Sampson’s Chapel of the Acres, 21 Tinkham Road, Springfield. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, May 17, 2018 beginning at 9:30AM at Sampson’s followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 417 Boston Road, Springfield at 11AM. Rites of Committal and Interment with Military Honors will follow at 1PM at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main Street, Agawam. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ronald’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2275 Silas Deane Hwy, 1st Floor N- Unit 9, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.