Ronald Edward Moroch, age 77, of Colchester, passed away at Middlesex Hospital on February 27th after a long and valiant battle with lung disease. Born in Manchester on July 25, 1942, he was a son of the late Edward and Anna Moroch.
Ronald attended Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston, MA where he earned his Associate’s degree. He went on to become a master mechanic for Arborio Construction in Cromwell until his retirement in 2008.
Ronald loved to cook and was a volunteer at St. Andrew Church, helping to make pierogis. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 478. He also was a member of the Early Ford V-8 Club of America, where he was able to share his love of classic cars. Ron was a peaceful man who took the time to enjoy the little things in life such as a good book, a calm lake for fishing, or a serene hike in the woods.
Kindness emanated from Ronald. He had a way of making friends everwhere he went. People were drawn to him and he would always find a way make everyone smile. Even during his final days at the hospital, Ron was able to share jokes and laughter with his family.
Ronald will be forever missed but remembered with love by his beloved wife of over 26 years, Barbara (Dombroski) Moroch of Colchester; his sons, Jeffrey Moroch and his fiancé Kristin Ahrens of Hebron, Craig Moroch and his wife Gloria of Lisbon; his step-son, David Proto of Kansas City, MO; his brother, Gary Moroch of Providence, RI; grandchildren, Amber, Katerina, Kyle, Sarah, Jessie; great-grandchildren, Elliott, Liam; his faithful dog, Greta; as well as numerous extended family members and many friends. In addition to both of his parents, Ronald was predeceased by his brother, Daniel.
“Big rocks, little rocks, Morochs”
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, March 3rd from 4-7pm at the Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home 167 Old Hartford Road in Colchester. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 4th at 10:30am, directly at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Avenue in Colchester. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association 45 Ash St. West Hartford, CT 06108 www.lung.org/donate or The Watkins Glen Farm Sanctuary P.O. Box 150 Watkins Glen, NY 14891-150 www.farmsanctuary.org/donate For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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