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“Dear Sweet brother May everyone in heaven love you as we all did on earth love your sister Helen ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Helen Harris - Stoneham, MA

“We are so very grateful for the brief time we had to reunite with you, Ronnie. Even in you darkest hour you were the same warm, funny and kind man...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Cathy Grassello - Wakefield, MA

“Ronnie was the best brother and friend. I will miss him so much. He was such a wonderful person and good to every one.When he left this world he...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Sheila LaRocque - Peabody, MA

“Ronnie will be missed forever. He was the best brother and friend that one could have had in this world.Now rest in peace. When you passed a piece...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Sheila LaRocque - Peabody, MA

“Our sympathies ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Tributes.com Staff

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague

“MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: KATHY LOCASCIO - CAMB., MA

“Ron,You were one of the kindest people I ever met. You took care of your mother Catherine and your brother Billy. You always thought of them first...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Deborah and Michael Harris - MA

“When you left me a piece of my heart went with you. I am so grateful that I spent time with you and brought you home to Massachusetts. Even though...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Sheila LaRocque - Peabody, MA

“So grateful for the very short time we had to reunite. Even in your darkest hours you welcomed us with warmth and affection. And that is how we will...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Catherine Grassello - Wakefield, MA

“Dear sweet brother may you rest in peace and make everyone in heaven as happy as you made us. I will never forget you love your sister Helen ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Helen Harris - Stoneham, DE

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Ronald F. "Ronnie" Squires, of Hollywood, FL, formerly of Melrose, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Oct. 15, 2016 at the age of 74. Ronnie was born in Boston, raised in Cambridge & Somerville and attended Somerville Schools. He resided in Melrose for 26 years and the past 15 years in Florida. Ronnie worked as a Security Guard for Textron in Everett for over 20 years before his retirement at the age of 62. He enjoyed traveling to Mexico, Hawaii, Cape Cod, Mt Washington, NH and California. Ronnie was kind, respectful, very independent and devoted to his mother, sibling's and family. Ronnie was the devoted son of the late Albert J. & Catherine A. (Dooley) Squires. Caring brother of Helen T. Harris & her late husband William of Stoneham, Sheila LaRocque & her husband Richard, Laurence S. Squires & his wife Kathy, all of Peabody and the late Albert J. Squires, William J. Squires and James P. Squires. Godfather of Michelle Connolly & her husband Christopher of Peabody. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Tuesday, Oct. 18th from 4:00-7:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 12:00 PM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ronnie's memory to the charity of your choice.