Ronald A.'s Story
Ronald A Fowler, Sr., 77, of Kittery, died peacefully at home on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.
He was born September 7, 1939, in Portsmouth, N.H., a son of Alice (Olson) Fowler of North Hampton, N.H., and the late Caleb N. Fowler, Jr.
A proud veteran, Ronald served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1966. He was employed at Bailey Corp. of Seabrook, N.H., for 10 years and for Betty’s Dream Foundation of Portsmouth, N.H., for over 20 years, before retiring to care for his loving wife during her battle with cancer.
He was a devoted son, husband, father and friend. Ronald was a man who went the extra mile to help others reach their destination. In 2008 he became an artist specializing in New England landscapes and lighthouses. With every stroke of the brush he put his heart and soul into his work. One of his favorite quotes was, "One man’s junk is another man’s treasure." His all-time favorite hymn was The Old Rugged Cross. He had a heart of gold and infectious laugh that brought joy to all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his mom, Alice Fowler of North Hampton, N.H.; his son, Ronald A Fowler, Jr. of Concord, N.H.; and his two daughters, Janah Fowler Trent and her husband, Alex of Kittery Point and Kathy Fowler Parenteau and her husband, Dennis of Macclenny, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his brother, Carl Fowler of Prospect.
In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his father, Caleb N. Fowler, Jr. and his sister, Marion Fowler Rose.
A visiting hour will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb, 25, 2017, in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Rd., Hampton, NH. A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. in the funeral home immediately following the visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Betty’s Dream Foundation, 75 Longmeadow Ln., Portsmouth, NH 03801. Please visit to view Ronald’s memorial website, to sign his tribute wall or for directions.