STAPLETON, Ronald P., of Westwood, MA, passed at home peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 10th, 2022. Born in Chelsea, MA to the late Leo J. Stapleton, Sr. and Edna (Post) Stapleton. Beloved husband of Patricia A. (Hurley) Stapleton for 61 years. Loving father of Ronald P. Stapleton and his wife Patricia of Cave Creek, AZ, Susan Stapleton Dentino and her husband Thomas of Attleboro and the late Joseph E. Stapleton and his wife Teresa D. Stapleton of North Easton. Devoted grandfather of Terrance, Erica, Olivia, Kathryn, and great-grandfather to Kamdyn. He is survived by his sister, Dianne Holman, of Wilmington, MA. He is predeceased by five brothers, Leo J., Jr., Richard, James, Gerald and Thomas, and three sisters, Virginia Goff, Edna Tarris and Nancy Kaufman. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Ronald served in the U.S. Army 7th Infantry 7th Division and fought bravely for our country in the Korean War. After serving his country he then spent 42 years with the Boston Police Department and served in several parts of the city during his tenure. He worked his way through the chain of command and retired as Captain. He is one of the founding fathers of the Boston Patrolmen's Association chartered in 1968. He spent time as an instructor and a lecturer on Law Enforcement at Northeastern University. He also held a real estate broker's license for more than 20 years, had been a member of the American Federation of Radio and Television Announcers and played a police officer in the movie "The Brinks Job and Spenser for Hire". He had a great love for all things Boston and passion for his beautiful flower garden.
His greatest role and one he was most proud of was of husband to Pat, father to Ron, Joe, Susan, grandfather to Terrance, Erica, Olivia, Kathryn, and great-grandfather to Kamdyn.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St., Westwood on Sunday Oct. 16th from 2-5pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Margaret Mary Church, 845 High St., Westwood on Monday morning Oct. 17th at 10am. Interment with military honors at New Westwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on Ronald's memory to
St. Jude's Children's Hospital, http://giftfunds.stjude.org/Ronald_Stapleton