Salem, NH — Ronald J. Eyssi Sr., age 69, of Salem, N.H., died Friday at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, Mass.
He was born in Lawrence, Mass., where he grew up and attended schools. He was a resident of Salem for the past 40 years. Ron was a maintenance facilities supervisor for Sunbridge in Methuen, Mass. He also worked for United Uniform in Lawrence, Mass. He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Salem and St. Anthony’s Church in Lawrence. He was a member of the Pulpit Rock Lodge in Pelham, N.H., the Masons, and the Scottish Rite Bodies. He coached little league baseball and Salem Rams football. He enjoyed bowling, softball, sports, TV, and especially his grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to their neighbors and friends for all their support during Ron’s illness. They would also like to thank the VNA, Elliot Hospital, and Merrimack Valley Hospice for their support and kindness.
He was the son of the late Assad and Jennie Eyssi. He was also predeceased by his brother, Robert Eyssi. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Claire (Russo) Eyssi of Salem; children, Donna Marie Eyssi Dow of Salem, Ronald Jr. and his wife, Heather Eyssi, of Arizona, and Renee Eyssi and her significant other, Anthony Bernabeo, of Manchester, N.H.; sister, Maureen and her husband, Larry Hammond, of California; sister-in-law, Margaret Eyssi of Salem; former son-in-law, Scott R. Dow of Raymond, N.H.; grandchildren, Joshua, Dacoda, Caitlyn, and Karina; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and extended family, Vincent Marinelli and William Creeley.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, May 8, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Salem, N.H. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem. Calling hours will be Tuesday, May 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St, Salem, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital, 51 Blossom St, Boston, MA 02114. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.