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“Janet and family.....My condolences. God rest Ron's soul and God bless all he left behind. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Andrea Doucette-James - Lakeland, FL

“Janet and family,I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.LovePam ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Pam Feeley - Framingham, MA

“God Bless Ron ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Gerry dickhaut

“I offer heartfelt condolences to Janet, family and friends. Ron was a take charge guy who still had room to listen to his colleagues and coworkers....Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Marc Rudnick - Waltham, MA

“Dear Janet, I'm not sure how to express my sympathy to you my dear friend. I want you to know I'm so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. My heart goes...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Patty McDonald - Pompano Beach, FL

“Janet & Morgan, I received word yesterday before boarding a plane about Ron passing away. My sincerest condolence and you both will be in my prayers...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Fenise Barry - Belleville, MI

“Rest In Peace Uncle Ron. Thanks for the boat rides, stays at the cape house and the many xmas eve parties. You will be missed. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Stacia Barry - Waltham, MA


Waltham – Mr. Ronald G. Vokey, Jr., of Waltham, died Monday, February 10, 2020 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. He was 77.

Ron was born in Saint John's, Newfoundland on June 17, 1942, a son of the late Ronald and Pearl (Mercer) Vokey. When he was eight his family moved to the States, settling in Newton.

He graduated from Newton High School and continued his education at Wentworth Institute of Technology, the University of Rhode Island, and the University of Arizona where he received his bachelors and master's degrees in urban planning.

Ron worked for the City of Waltham for more than forty years and retired as the city's Planning Director eight years ago. Outside of work he had a true passion for sailing; he kept his boat in meticulous shape and always enjoyed the salt water air of Pleasant Bay in Orleans where he kept his vessel moored. He was also a talented carpenter and designed and built the family home on the Cape.

He leaves his beloved wife, Janet Barry and their daughter, Morgan DeMella (Joseph) of Burlington; his sister, Shirley Overall of Leesburg, Virginia; his mother-in-law, Pauline Barry; his sisters and brothers-in-law, John and Michelle Barry and Kathleen and Michael Marchioni and his nieces and nephew, Robin Bear, Matthew Barry, Stacia Barry and Valerie Merchion.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ronald's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, February 13th from 4 to 8 p.m.

Burial is private.