WATERLOO- Ronald M. Carragher, age 73, of Waterloo passed away on Saturday October 10. 2020 in Clifton Springs Hospital.
Family and friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday (Oct.15) at the McGuigan & Bero Funeral Home 45 High St. Geneva. Funeral services will be held on Friday (Oct.16) at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Thomas P. Mull will officiate. Burial with full military honors will follow in Sampson Veteran Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Veterans Outreach Center 447 South Ave. Rochester, NY 14620.
Ron was born on November 16, 1946 in Geneva the son of the late Maurice Joseph and Mary (Peterson) Carragher. He served in the US Marines during the Vietnam War doing 2 tours in Vietnam and was awarded 2 Purple Hearts. Ron retired after many years from Bloch & Guggenheimer in Seneca Castle as the Water Treatment Operator.
In his younger days Ron was an avid pool player. Throughout his adult life he enjoyed carpentry jobs around the home, walks at the lake and quiet time mowing the lawn. He looked forward to time with family especially if it involved cookouts with his favorite food (hotdogs). Ron was always there to help and could fix anything.
He is survived by his wife, Wendy; children, Andrea Carragher-Nardozzi of Geneva, Lisa (Daniel) Leon of Waterloo, Jim Prattico, Jr. of Geneva, Tina Carragher of Clifton Springs; grandchildren, Gabrielle, Joey, Drew, Aiden, Marliegh; great-granddaughter, Amelia; several nieces and nephews.
Ron was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Micky, Daniel, Richard; sisters, Mary Lynch, Gwen Schroeder; daughter, Luanne Carragher.