Ronald A. Anctil

1939-2009

BRUNSWICK – Ronald A. Anctil 70, of 46 Gundalo Gap Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, following his courageous three year battle with cancer, with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Lewiston on March 9, 1939, the son of Ulderic and Lucianne Lemieux Anctil. He graduated from St. Dominic Regional High School in 1958.

While still in high school, Ron managed, and then purchased, his first convenience store, Ronnie’s Variety — which became a fixture in Lisbon for over 45 years. In 1972 he married the love of his life, Ann Poulin. Together they made their home in Lisbon for over 25 years.

Ron himself, was a fixture in the Lisbon community. Through years of working long hours at Ronnie’s, owning real estate, and being involved in numerous local events, many citizens of Lisbon came to know him. He was involved with Lisbon Frontier Days, the Lisbon Business Association, and was a town selectmen. He also operated the Lisbon Motocross for many years, located adjacent to his home on Route 196. He also later owned the Lisbon Yankee Grocer. During Ann’s years as an officer of the NEA, Ron enjoyed traveling all over the country with her, entertaining fellow delegates and spouses.

Ron loved dancing, he knew a good wine, enjoyed theatre, and he loved spending time with good company. From dinner at Anthony’s Pier 4 (where he proposed to Ann), to simple Sunday afternoons with pizza from Ronnie’s, good times meant not only good food, but good companions. He knew that the people sitting around the table, made the meal wonderful. In August of 2005, Ron and Ann moved into their dream home on the ocean in Brunswick. He always loved having houseguests, hosting the annual Rossignol family reunion and every family holiday dinner. Those holiday meals with his nieces, nephews and their children were special moments for him.

In 2006 he was diagnosed with cancer. His brave battle had many highs and lows. However his courage was unwavering, until the very end.

Ron is survived by his wife, Ann of Brunswick; one brother, Gerald and his wife, Patricia, of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one sister, Lorraine Christiansen, and two brothers, Leonard Anctil and D’Arcy Anctil.

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