Ronald H. Shone ’67 died on August 28, 2021, in Scituate, Massachusetts.
(The following was published by the Boston Globe on September 4, 2021)
Shone, Ronald “Ronnie” Hamilton of Scituate, MA passed away 8/28/21 after a long, brave battle with cancer. Ronnie is predeceased by his parents H. Ronald Shone and M. Beverly Shone. He and his brother Robert “Bob” Shone were raised from a very young age in the family business – Ronnie Shone General Store – but still had time for countless adventures and pick-up games.
Ronnie graduated from Thayer Academy in 1963 where he was president of his class and a 3 sport athlete. He went on to Bowdoin College, Class of 1967, for whom he played football. He was a proud Marine.
Ronnie’s first job was setting up library systems for colleges in the US/Canada in a pre-computer age. The death of his father in 1973 brought him back to the store which became his legacy.
Survived by his wife Karen Nechtem Shone, his son Brad Shone (wife Jennifer, daughter Sophie), his daughter Robin Shone Hutton (husband Jeff and children Marisa, Molly, Alex), brother Robert Shone (wife Jennifer, children Brint and Tristan and their families); close knit Nechtem in-laws, Judge Amy Nechtem, Todd and Lynne Nechtem and their children/grandchildren.