Published May 16, 2024

U.S. Air Force veteran and retired electrical engineer who enjoyed softball and tennis


NORTH READING — Ronald Earl Schille, a resident of North Reading, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2024. Born on December 19, 1933, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Ron was a North Reading resident who raised his family in Wakefield for 33 years.

Ron is survived by his wife Nancy Marie (Day) and children Greg and his wife Jayne and their sons, Conner and his wife Danielle and great-granddaughter Lila; Cam and Liam; Mark and his wife Annette, and sons Ben, Jack, Jay and Sal; daughter Anne Murphy and her husband Michael and children Mike Jr. and his wife Kailee and great-grandchildren Hadley and Henry; Heather and her husband Matt and great-grandchildren Carter, Cayden and Lily; Chris and wife Amy and great-grandchildren Patrick and Molly; Andrew and his wife Denise and daughters Taylor DiBona and husband Shane and great-grandson Gus, Emily and Jordan; son Ronald and his wife Theresa and granddaughters Victoria, Bella and Katerina.

Ron retired from the federal government after 35 years working as an Electrical Engineer and was a member of IEEE. In addition, Ron was a veteran of the United States Air Force, a member of the American Legion, was very active in Wakefield youth sports, Cub Scouts of America and played recreation softball and tennis. He was a loving and adoring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many. Rest in Peace.

Relatives and friends were invited to visiting hours on Monday, May 13 at Mackey Funeral Home, 128 S. Main St. (Rt 114), Middleton. His funeral Mass followed at 12 p.m. at St. Agnes Church, 22 Boston Rd., Middleton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit