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Ronald Rabb August 13, 2022

Ronald (Ron) Rabb, 80, of Mansfield, Texas, died on August 13, 2022, after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer.

Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1942 to Helen and Nathan Rabinovitz, Ron attended Chelsea High School, and then went on to attend Suffolk University and Boston College.

Other than a brief time teaching history at his alma mater Chelsea High School early in his career, Ron worked in the retail industry his entire life. Prior to his retirement in 2020, Ron most recently spent 14 years working for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Ron loved working at AAFES and many of his co-workers became his close friends.

Ron also served his country as a member of the United States National Guard.

Ron loved following all Boston sports teams, especially the Patriots, and enjoyed reading, discussing current events, and spending time with friends.

In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Rabb, and sister, Marjorie Sweet.

Ron is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Mae (Miller) Rabb, son Neil Rabinovitz and daughter-in-law Sharon Rabinovitz of Decatur, Georgia, son Dana Rabb and daughter-in-law Erica Rabb of San Francisco, California, and his four grandchildren, Brandon, Shayna, Alec, and Megan. Ron’s family was the pride and joy of his life.

A grave-side service and interment will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at 10:45am at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham Street, Sharon, MA.

Shiva (visitation and paying respects) will be observed at the residence of Mae Rabb in Mansfield, Texas from Sunday, August 21, 2022, through Tuesday, August 23, 2022, beginning at 6:30PM-8:30PM with memorial prayer from 7-7:30PM.

 

 

 

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    Eric Vargus says

    I had the pleasure of working with Ron the 14yrs he was at AAFES. Especially enjoyed our Friday lunches together. A Patriots and Red Sox fan would be an understatement! He always kept the conversations lively. He built a strong friendship with all his coworkers and will be missed. My sincere condolences to the family.

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    Linda Letts says

    We became friends with Ron and Mae when they moved in across the street . No surprise, we fell in love with the family. Ron loved a good barbecue. It was a tradition to have a house full of people with Ron working the grill, and Mae holding down the fort inside with more food than an army could eat. Ron loved having a houseful of friends and family. You could tell by the look on his face he so enjoyed listening to the discussions and banter around the table following a meal. Whether the topic was sports, politics, or religion, no topic was off limits. Ron was such a class act. He was kind- so very kind. He never complained about the pain he felt in his last years. He loved his family, and was so very proud of them. He is missed by so many.

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    kim edward luce says

    Ron and I started at AAFES about the same time and was such a joy to work with , He had fun with conversations and enjoyed people ,very delightful sense of humor and was fun to be around, I am so sorry for your loss, Prayers for your family

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    Vince Grillo says

    I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Ron for many years. I was in sales and he was my buyer at retailers in New England and at AAFES.
    Ron was a pleasure to work with, professional, funny, knowledgeable and enjoyed being with people and discussing many and varied topics.
    We were both New Englanders and had many great times together. Although he was a Red Sox fan and me a Yankees fan we always enjoyed each other’s company!
    I and many others will miss Ron, both for his friendship, caring, kindness and knowledge.
    My condolences and prayers to Mae and the family.

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    Tom Mahon says

    I knew, called on, and admired Ron during his years Ames Department Stores and at AAFES. He was always professional, courteous, and enjoyable to do business with. Ron and his personality will be missed by all who knew and worked with him. He was a true person of integrity and honor.

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    Rick Henry says

    I also called on Ron with several baby product company’s. It was always fun and I enjoyed the experience greatly. He once told me when he was with Ames after a long presentation “Rick, I know know you love this product line but I have to tell you that I HATE this category. But he listened to my entire pitch and actually bought my product. He LISTENED and made his decision as the professional he was. He is missed in the industry! RIP Ron.

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    Princess Moore says

    My sincerest condolences and prayers to the family. I was Ron’s assistant for many years and he loved getting updates on my family and always giving me plenty of encouragement. He was a great person. He will be missed. He fought so hard for his family and he’s now at peace.

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A grave-side service and interment will be held at Sharon Memorial Park, Dedham Street, Sharon, MA, time and date to be determined. Please check back.

Memorial donations, in Ronald’s name, may be made to The American Cancer Society.