Ronald W. Payne , 84, of Plymouth, MA, formerly of Kingston and Weymouth, passed peacefully on November 12, 2020, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born in Quincy, MA., he was raised and educated in Weymouth. He was the son of the late Newton S. Payne and Myrtle F. (Hawes) Payne. After attending Weymouth Vocational School for carpentry, he joined his father's company, Payne Oil Burner Service. Upon his father's passing he grew the company, serving as a subcontractor to many companies, as well as servicing his own customers. Later he was proud to add an oil company, PM Fuel, to the family business, working alongside his son Ronnie. He taught the trade and employed many of his nephews and friends throughout the years. Well respected in the field, he was often called upon by many for advice on diagnosing difficult repairs. After retirement, he continued to consult for several years. Ron was an avid sports fan often showing off his knowledge of sports trivia. Playing baseball as a younger man, he was quite good, always happy to put together an impromptu game at a park or someone's yard with his kids, nephews, friends and neighbors; all were welcomed. In addition to his love of gardening, he was also skilled at carpentry, car mechanics and auto body repairs. He was always puttering, often helping family, friends and neighbors; there was nothing he couldn't fix. In his last few years he loved spending time with his great granddaughter Aria who always filled his heart with love and put a smile on his face.
Predeceased by his partner of 48 years, Judith Reilly of Kingston, Ron is survived by his loving daughter Deborah Payne and her partner Paul Sanesi of Pembroke, son Ronald C. Payne of Weymouth, grandchildren Craig Popsie of NH, Kristin Popsie of Weymouth, Darren and wife Heather Popsie of Marshfield, Jessica Payne of Hull, great-granddaughters Aria and new baby Aspen Popsie of Marshfield. Also survived by his brother Newton H. Payne and wife Bonnie of MN, sister Anita and husband Edward Costello of Whitman, brother Robert Payne and late wife Maureen of CA, many beloved nieces and nephews, close friend Richard Wall of Kingston and his cherished dog Gigi.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at MacKinnon Funeral Home, 760 Washington St. Whitman, from 1 to 3 p.m. with service to follow in the funeral home at 3 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to MSPCA-Angell 350 S. Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02130 or Cranberry Hospice 36 Cordage Park Cir Plymouth, MA 02360.
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