Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home Obituaries

Ronald Achin, 89, on June 19, 2022

NORTH ATTLEBORO - Ronald G. Achin, 89, of North Attleboro passed away at home after a long illness on June 19, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He departed this world leaving love in the hearts of everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. Ever optimistic, he was a kind and patient man who always put the needs of others before his own. Ronald loved his family. He enjoyed adventures, the outdoors, woodworking, music, and reading. He was amazed by our Universe, and conveyed this enthusiasm to his children and grandchildren.

Ronald graduated from North Attleboro High School in 1950. He worked in construction after high school with his father and was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Ronald enjoyed the discipline, physicality, and camaraderie of the Army. After the military, Ronald worked as an equipment installer with the phone company until he retired. He was a long time member of Sacred Heart Church, where he volunteered. He loved athletics. He played football in high school, played tennis throughout life, and belonged to softball and bowling leagues.

Ronald is survived by his four children, Ronald J. Achin of Marlborough, Katrina Fontes of North Attleboro, John P. Achin and his wife Emily Achin of Lexington VA, and Rosanne Achin-Housman and her husband Mark Housman of North Attleboro. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren, Jacob and Luke Fontes; Eric, David, William, and Anna Housman, all of North Attleboro; and Henry T., Clover, and Violet Achin, all of Lexington, VA. Ronald is also survived by his brother Henry A. Achin of North Attleboro, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Ronald was preceded in death by his loving wife, Rosemary L. (Mullen) Achin (1941-1999), by his three sisters Doris Jarvis, Theresa Berg, and Jeannette Achin, and by five of his brothers, Joseph, Roger, Alfred, Gerard, and Paul Achin.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, June 26 from 4-7 p.m. at Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  A Funeral will be held from the funeral home on Monday, June 27 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass at Saint John Vianney’s Catholic Church in Cumberland, RI at 10 a.m. Burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery in North Attleboro.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lenore’s Pantry, 43 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760.