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“Irene & family, So sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing.We want to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.May you find peace & comfort from...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Joan Lindstrom - Wauchula, FL

“Dear Irene and family. So sorry to read in CC Times about Ron's passing.Haven't seen you for a long time but my memory of you both together in the...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Judy Garvey - Cotuit, MA - Friend

“Dear Irene, Beth, Lynne and Danny;Paul and I are so sorry for such a devastating loss. we wish you peach and comfort during such a difficult time. ...Read More »

“Dear Irene & Family,Remembering Ron's infectious smile and kindness. Please accept our Sincere Sympathy!Ed and Barbara Clancy ”
4 of 28 | Posted by: Edward J. & Barbara M. Clancy - MA

“Irene and family,We were saddened to hear of Ron's passing. He was one of the good guys. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
5 of 28 | Posted by: Betty and Roland Toohey - MA

“"Love thy Neighbor ". We were indeed fortunate to move next to Ron and Irene, in 2005. Ron´s smile and great sense of humor was always present. ...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Loretta & Jim LeVay

“Please accept our deepest condolences. Ron was great guy. ”
7 of 28 | Posted by: Leo&Helen Barsamian - Marlboro, MA

“Ron (and Irene) became friends after I contracted some work for them. We soon found that the 4 of us were kindred souls. We enjoyed our short time...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Wayne & Paula Tavares - Falmouth, MA

“We called him Mr. G at Shrubs & Trees. He was the man, the boss (behind the big boss, Mrs. G!!) when I worked there back in the day. Mr. G gave me...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Ronnie & Mariela Montvitt Jr - MA

“Little did I know almost forty years ago when I called on Shrubs and Trees, Ron would become one of my dearest friends. I always enjoyed visiting...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Robert Souza - North Providence, RI

“Ron was my neighbor for the past 14 years. When ever I would see Ron, he would bring a smile to my face. He was a great friend and neighbor and I...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Stephen Moynihan - Falmouth, MA

“Little did I know almost forty years ago when I called on Shrubs and Trees, Ron would become one of my dearest friends. I always enjoyed visiting...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Robert Souza - North Providence, RI

“Martha and I are very sorry to hear that Ron has passed. I always enjoyed my visits to the nursery. Being a landscape designer,Ron helped me with...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Chris Gallagher

“I lost a good friend this week. I´ll miss our phone calls. God bless your family. ”
14 of 28 | Posted by: DR. Paul Stebenne

“Ron Garcia had a more positive affect on me professionally than anyone else I can think of. I really loved spending time with him. When visiting...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Glenn Abbott - MD - Friend

“My dear Irene, I was so sorry to read of Ron's passing. We have lost touch over the past few years but I have never lost all the wonderful, fun,...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Sandra Tubman - Brewster, MA

“Dear Renee and family,Jean, Ed and I are so very saddened to learn of your loss. Ron's accomplishments in life are so many, and wonderful for sure,...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Bruce Goldsmith - NORTHBOROUGH, MA

“Sending all prayers and love towards your family. He was a great man.May he rest in peace. ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: Cristian Rodrigues - Hudson, MA

“I worked with Ron at Polaroid when he was a chemical tech at 600 main st. I also had the chance to play softball with him at Polaroid, and finally,...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: John Hunter - Coworker

“Our sincerest condolences to the Garcia family. We will always remember Ron's vibrant personality and his kind nature. Rest In Peace Ron. ”
20 of 28 | Posted by: Peter and Kathy Sharon - MA

“Irene and Family, always enjoyed talking to Ron at the mailbox I´m going to miss those chats Rest In Peace Ron ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Michael Kennedy

“Ron and I worked at the Polaroid Corp. for many years and my thoughts and prayers go out to Ron's family. I lost contact with Ron after we both...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Ed Motuzas - Milford, NV - Family

“Danny and family, We are so sorry for the loss of your dad and grandfather. He was a sweet man and was very good to our son Zach when he worked at...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Diana Jones - Southboro, MA

“Sorry for the lost condolence to all the family ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: Juan Caruso - Newton, MA - Friend

“Dear Garcia Family, MY heart is at a loss for words over the passing of a very amazing MAN. Ron has had a lasting impact on my life that its truly...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: Mark Brinsky - chesapeake city, MD

“So sorry for your loss Danny he was a great guy,I´m so happy I got to chat with him this summer and talk about the old hockey days . ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: Frank Panarelli

“Ron was a great person, friend and bisness associate for many years. He employed my son Ron, Jr while he was in high school and college. Also my...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Ronald Montvitt, Sr Southborough

“Sending thoughts and prayers to the Garcia family. Ron was an amazing man. Blessed to have known him. May your memories sustain all of you during...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Jane Giorgio Davis - Southborough, MA

Ronald Garcia, 83, of Falmouth and Shrewsbury, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at his home in Falmouth on a beautiful winter day.

Born on November 19, 1937 in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Philip and Nellie (Sayko) Garcia. His father died when Ron was seven, and his mother and large extended family helped to raise him and his two brothers. Ron graduated from St. Viator High School, a small catholic school in Marlborough, and attended Northeastern University. He served in the National Guard Reserves for nine years. Ron was a natural athlete and loved playing all types of sports including football, basketball, and baseball and coached youth hockey in Shrewsbury for many years.

In 1962, Ron married G. Irene Duesel, the love of his life. 'Renee and Ronnie' were married for 58 years and raised their family in Shrewsbury. He worked for Polaroid for over 30 years, starting in Cambridge with Dr. Land during the development of instant film, and retiring as a safety and environmental engineer. He spent many weekends taking hundreds of pictures of his family and many friends with test SX-70 film.

Ron was hardworking, and in addition to his career at Polaroid, he had several side jobs including a stamp vending machine business and selling shrubs out of his car to neighbors and friends. After demand for his plant material grew, he and Irene together with his father-in-law Earl A. Duesel started Shrubs and Trees, Inc. on Route 9 in Southborough. He loved the nursery business and especially all of the people he developed special relationships with over the years – employees, landscapers, growers, brokers, truck drivers, customers and many friends in the local community who would stop in just to visit on a regular basis.

In 1989, Ron and Irene bought a house on the ocean in Falmouth where he loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed fishing from the jetty in front of his house and from his boat "Shrubs and Seas", meeting friends for dinner at local restaurants, and just relaxing in his chair watching the sunset and any and all sporting events on TV.

Everyone loved to be with Ron. He was a happy, positive, and kind man with a huge smile and a warm heart who will truly be missed.

In addition to his wife Irene, he leaves their children, Elizabeth G. Wiese (William) of Duxbury, Marilyn D. Garcia (Scott Pew) of Berkeley, California and Daniel J. Garcia (Suzanne) of West Boylston; his grandchildren, Hunter and Justin Wiese, Julia Pew, Hailie and Jared Garcia; his brothers, Philip A. Garcia of Marlborough and Richard Garcia of California; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Ron's life by gathering for a calling hour on Saturday, January 30th from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. in Saint Matthew's Church, 26 Highland Street, Southborough followed by his funeral Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.

Those of you unable to attend may use this link at 11 a.m. Saturday:

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ron Burton Training Village, P.O. Box 2, Hubbardston, MA 01452 or

Arrangements by James & John Heald.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – a note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:

During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.

Telephone your friend to offer words of love, support and a verbal hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.

These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.

When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit to the venue where they are held should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.

It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.

Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in many places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.

Cemetery services are included in the current outdoor gathering limit of twenty-five people.

During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance. Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.