Ronald L. Colman, 69, of Manchester died March 20, 2022 at his home.
Ronald was born in Manchester on February 21, 1953, son of Beverly (Bagg) & Donald Smith. He was a graduate of Goffstown High School class of 1971. On June 21, 1975 he married the love of his life Charlene (Costello) Colman and they shared 35 years of marriage until her passing in 2011.
Ronald enjoyed a career as a final inspector for Hitchiner Manufacturing where he worked for 45 years. He was looking forward to his retirement which would have been next month. Aside from his career, Ronald enjoyed spending time fishing & watching NASCAR. He loved entertaining. People enjoyed attending the parties he hosted where he could often be found behind the bar. He was open minded and welcomed everybody. Ronald loved spending time with his family, particularly being a "Pop-pop" to his grandson, Ian. He will be remembered as a gentle soul and will be missed by all who knew him.
Ronald was predeceased by his parents, his wife Charlene Colman in 2011, and his daughter Amanda Lee Colman of Mesa, AZ in 2009. He is survived by his daughter Victoria Colman of Manchester; son Gregg Colman & his wife Shanna of Jacksonville, NC; grandson Ian Colman of Jacksonville, NC; his sisters Mary Roucco of Pittsfield, Phyllis Larivee & her husband David of Goffstown; his brothers Dana Colman & his wife Donna of Allenstown, Donald Smith & his wife Helene of Grafton; and many close cousins, nieces & nephews.
SERVICES: Calling hours are Friday March 25 from 10am to 12pm at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester, corner of North & Elm, followed by a service at 12pm in the funeral home. Committal service will immediately follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, 765 Brown Ave., Manchester.
In lieu of flowers donations in Ronald's name may be made to the American Cancer Society.