Ronaldo J. Willette


AUBURN — Ronaldo J. Willette, 71, of Bowdoin, died on May 21, at the Hospice House.

He was born in Fairfield, April 8, 1939, the son of Romeo and Mary Ann (Dennis) Willette.

He worked for many years as a professional truck driver at Augusta Tank & Fuel, and he retired from Poland Spring.

He enjoyed NASCAR, tractor pulls, hanging out at Jamie’s garage with buddies, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by sons, John Willette and wife, Mary, of Mount Vernon, Jason Willette and Nicholas Willette of Biddeford; daughters, Michelle Burtt and husband, Darren, of Augusta and Andrea Willette of Saco; brothers, Lucien Willette and wife, Sherry, of Utica, N.Y., Eugene Willette of Gorham, Linwood Willette of Gorham, Wayne Willette and wife, Stephanie, of Windham and Glenwood Willette and wife, Linda, of Waterboro; sisters, Theresa Willette, Priscilla Hinckley and husband, William, of Gorham and Darlene Willette and husband, Fred, of Portland; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his buddy, Jamie Bisson.

He was predeceased by his father, Romeo; mother, Mary Ann; Helen whom he called “Ma”; and brothers, Roger and Ronald Willette.