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January 26, 2024


ROBITAILLE, RONALD E., 74, of Coventry, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 26, 2024. He was the beloved husband of Jo Anne (Smith) Robitaille for 53 years. 


Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Rudolph and Doris (Labrie) Robitaille. 


A lifelong resident of Coventry, Ron graduated from Coventry High School and first worked as a Mechanic for his family's business, Rudy’s Auto Sales in Coventry. He then went on to work for the Coventry School Department as a Custodian, taught as an Instructor at the former Rhode Island Trade Shop, and owned and operated Ron’s Tool Service for 15 years. 


When Ron wasn’t working, he loved being surrounded by the great outdoors. He loved to take hunting trips to his family’s cabin in Maine, Summers in Cape Cod, and vacations to Alaska where he would fish for salmon and trout. Ron truly admired the natural beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. Ron was a social butterfly who always made people laugh wherever he’d go. 


Besides his wife Jo Anne, Ron is also survived by his loving daughter, Rebecca Estey, her husband Joshua Estey, of Coventry. Loving grandfather of Ethan, Abigail, and Laura Estey. Brother of Robert Robitaille, his wife Elizabeth, and Mark Robitaille, his wife Lori, all of Coventry. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. 


Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Iannotti Funeral Home, 415 WASHINGTON STREET (ROUTE 117), COVENTRY. 


Ronald’s Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 11:00 AM in Saints John & Paul Church, 341 South Main Street, Coventry. Burial with committal prayers to follow at St Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made in Ronald’s memory to HopeHealth Hospice ( would be appreciated.



Arrangements by the Iannotti Funeral Home. 

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January 30, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Iannotti Funeral Home
415 Washington Street
Coventry, RI 02816

Mass of Christian Burial
January 31, 2024

11:00 AM
Saints John & Paul Church, Coventry, RI


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