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Ronald Porter Sage
  • March 20, 1942
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  • January 28, 2019

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Obituary

Ronald Porter Sage (Ron) 76 years old recently of Leesburg, FL and originally from North Adams, MA/Readsboro, VT passed away on Monday, January 29, 2019 at home with Hospice and his loved ones by his side.  Ron was born in Wilmington, VT on March 20, 1942 to Wallace and Mary Thelma Sage.  He left school to join the Marine Crops in 1959, serving for 4 years.  Ron traveled the Pacific Ocean on the USS John Kennedy to the Philippines, Thailand, and Japan, and later served the rest of his term in Quantico, VA.  He was instrumental in working with the United Paper Makers Union to establish a union for the workers of Deerfield Glassine of Monroe Bridge, MA.  Ron also worked as an assistant Union Representative in serving other mills with union business. He always believed in a fair representation for the employees against management.  Ron loved working with children as well.  During the 1980’s when he and his wife raised their 4 children in Readsboro, VT, Ron turned part of their home into an arcade for the children in town because the nearest arcade was 20 miles away.  This gave the kids a place to go and be off of the streets.  He also served as a Boy Scout leader whom enjoyed working with the boys.  At this time, Ron was also a member of the Bennington County Sheriff’s Department.  Ron was an active member of the American Legion Post 125 of North Adams in his later years.  He served two terms as District One Commander of Massachusetts and 3 years with the Massachusetts Boys State Committee, as well as a member of the Marine Corp League.

 

Ron is preceded in death by his son, Michael Leo Sage of North Adams, MA; his parents, Wallace J. and Mary Thelma Sage of Hudson, FL/Wilmington, VT; and his brother, Wallace J. Sage, Jr. of Roanoke, VA.

 

He leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Barbara J. Sage; his three children and their spouses:  Ronald P. Sage, Jr. and his wife Betsy, of North Adams, MA; Heather J. Sage of Leesburg, FL; and Penelope H. Sage and her husband, Robert Lescarbeau of Greenville, SC. His seven grandchildren:  Nicole L. Sage and her partner, Kyle Maselli of North Adams, MA; Lindsey H. Bullett of North Adams, MA; Brittany J. Sage and her partner, Michael Dever of Eustis, FL; Courtney T. Sage and her partner Troy Hartlage of Savoy, MA; Meaghan E. Sage and her partner, Matt Smith of Burlington, VT; Jenna H. Benoni of Nashville, TN; Joseph M. Benoni and his partner Kristen Lee of Cheshire, MA.  His three great grandchildren:  Emerson S. Bullett and John P. Maselli of North Adams, MA: and Lincoln P. Dever of Eustis, FL.  His five step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandson.  His four siblings:  Barbara Sparks and her husband, Harold, of Newfane, VT; Reginald Sage and his sife, Heidi, of Hinesville, GA; Randall Sage and his wife , Betty of Spring Hill, FL; and Gary Sage of Searsburg, VT; as well as special in-laws, nieces, nephews and dear friends, Robert and Isabel Bosley as well as their family.

 

A celebration of Life for Ron will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.  Donations in Ron’s name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

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  1. 14 Feb 2019
    Allene Gerry Caron says:
    To Barb and family, our deepest condolences. love to you all Allene and Roger xx

  2. 06 Feb 2019
    Michele Ferrigno lit a candle:
    Lit since February 6, 2019 at 2:11:14 AM

  3. 04 Feb 2019
    Carolyn Codogni lit a candle:
    Lit since February 4, 2019 at 2:50:43 PM

  4. 04 Feb 2019
    Leslie Lescarbeau says:
    All my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  5. 03 Feb 2019
    Mary Ann Moon lit a candle:
    Lit since February 3, 2019 at 2:11:09 PM

  6. 03 Feb 2019
    Donna guarneri says:
    Barb& family sorry to here of Ron passing

  7. 03 Feb 2019
    Donna guarneri says:
    Barb & family sorry for your losd

  8. 02 Feb 2019
    Richard J LaVigne Sr. says:
    Oh my God I had no idea that Ron was that sick. I would have went to see hm Had I known Barb. My Condolences to the Family. R. I.P. Ron you know have the silver wings to fly with. Semper Fi.

  9. 02 Feb 2019
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    Lit since February 2, 2019 at 2:17:39 PM

  10. 02 Feb 2019
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    Lit since February 2, 2019 at 2:58:55 AM

  11. 02 Feb 2019
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    Lit since February 2, 2019 at 2:47:04 AM

  12. 02 Feb 2019
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    Lit since February 2, 2019 at 2:30:56 AM

  13. 02 Feb 2019
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    Lit since February 2, 2019 at 2:41:31 AM

  14. 02 Feb 2019
    George and Faun Trumble says:
    Dear Barb and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  15. 02 Feb 2019
    Ellen M Comai says:
    Barb and family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. We had some fun times
    Sincere Sympathy
    Tootsie

  16. 02 Feb 2019
    Ellen M Comai lit a candle:
    Lit since February 2, 2019 at 2:17:40 AM

  17. 02 Feb 2019
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    Lit since February 2, 2019 at 2:50:43 AM

  18. 02 Feb 2019
    Marcy L. Gordon says:
    I'd just like to say a few words. I was one of those kids many years ago that had the Wonderful experience of knowing Ron Sage. What a great man. He left a lasting impression on my life..The Arcade he made for us in his house, kept us all save and cozy warm..Everyone respected Ron. Absolute Wonderful Role models for us kids..May You Rest in peace Ronald Sage. Much love to all the family through this hard times.

  19. 02 Feb 2019
    Patricia Phillips says:
    I am so very sorry. Ron was a great guy.

  20. 02 Feb 2019
    Marcy L. Gordon lit a candle:
    Lit since February 2, 2019 at 2:50:26 AM

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    Mary lit a candle:
    Lit since February 2, 2019 at 2:36:13 AM

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    Mary lit a candle:
    Lit since February 2, 2019 at 2:34:18 AM

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    Lit since February 2, 2019 at 2:21:02 AM

  24. 02 Feb 2019
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    Lit since February 2, 2019 at 2:00:34 AM

  25. 02 Feb 2019
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    Lit since February 2, 2019 at 2:16:21 AM

  26. 01 Feb 2019
    Jeannette Brown and family Shafter St neighbors lit a candle:
    Lit since February 1, 2019 at 2:49:06 PM

  27. 01 Feb 2019
    Pamela & Leon Boyd, lit a candle:
    Lit since February 1, 2019 at 2:23:28 PM

  28. 01 Feb 2019
    Rosemarie Blair says:
    Barbara and family my deepest sympathy to all of you. Ronnie will be greatly missed. He always had a smile for everyone. Hugs and prayers coming your way to help you get through this. Love ya'll..

  29. 01 Feb 2019
    Sally LaGess Siciliano lit a candle:
    Lit since February 1, 2019 at 2:52:41 PM

  30. 01 Feb 2019
    Kip and Colette Carrier says:
    Our deepest sympathy to you Barbara and your famy

  31. 01 Feb 2019
    Ellie Roden says:
    Barbara, Ron, Heather and Penny, My condolences on the loss of your husband and father. With caring thoughts,
    Ellie Roden

  32. 01 Feb 2019
    Aldo and Margie Cristofolini lit a candle:
    Lit since February 1, 2019 at 2:22:39 PM

  33. 01 Feb 2019
    Michael Cristofolini says:
    Sorry to hear of Ron's passing. I remember the arcade in Readsboro fondly. Good times.

  34. 01 Feb 2019
    Bonnie & Jim Nadeau says:
    Barb so sorry to hear this. Our sincere sympathies to all that loved him

  35. 01 Feb 2019
    Milly Holland says:
    Sincere sympathy to Barb and family.

  36. 01 Feb 2019
    Carol (Nadeau) Dix says:
    Barbara and family,

    My condolences to you and the family for your loss. He was a great guy I remember him well. Remember the precious memories that you all have. Another "Guardian Angel" taken before his time.
    God bless you all and watch over everyone.

  37. 01 Feb 2019
    Martha Birch Mason lit a candle:
    Lit since February 1, 2019 at 2:33:44 PM

  38. 01 Feb 2019
    Carol (Nadeau) Dix lit a candle:
    Lit since February 1, 2019 at 2:30:11 PM

  39. 01 Feb 2019
    Sharron A. Mirke says:
    Barb and family, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Ron. He was a great man and i enjoyed our chats when he came into Angelina's when I worked there. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

  40. 01 Feb 2019
    Brenda Holland says:
    I am so sorry to read of Ron's passing.As is evident by his obituary,he was an all around good guy.May he rest in peace and memories of him bring peace to his family. Brenda Holland

  41. 01 Feb 2019
    Raymond Eilers lit a candle:
    Lit since February 1, 2019 at 2:55:41 PM

  42. 01 Feb 2019
    Candace J Bowen says:
    So sorry to hear about your loss hugs to all of your family will keep you in my thoughts and prayers

  43. 01 Feb 2019
    Mike Dever posted an image:
    What a great day, Brittany was either too short or not heavy enough to keep the seat down to keep the mower going.
    What a great day, Brittany was either too short or not heavy enough to keep the seat down to keep the mower going.

  44. 01 Feb 2019
    Steve and Deb says:
    RIP Ron...you will be missed. Prayers for all.