Ronald W. Messa (U.S. Army Retired), passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 12, 2021, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Linda A. (Oliver) Messa. He was the son of the late William & Bernadette (Desroches) Messa. Besides his wife he is survived by his children David and Kristine Messa.
Ron was well respected by many that knew him for his integrity, and he was always genuinely interested in the well-being of others. As a devoted husband and father he enjoyed spending time with his family.
He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War with the 9th infantry division. He received many awards and medals during his enlistment. He worked in manufacturing in Rhode Island for many years. He was also an active and proud member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
Besides his immediate family he is survived by his loving siblings Carol Delfino, Thomas Messa, William Messa, Susan Dubois, Cynthia Farrell, Mark Messa, and Linda Messa. He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Daniel Messa, Steven Messa, and Mary Lou Messa.
A private burial will be held at Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to Rhode Island Disabled Veterans, 7 Legion Way, Cranston, RI 02910.
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