Ronald E. LeBretton, 77, of Plymouth, died peacefully at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth on Feb. 23, surrounded by his loving children. He was the devoted husband of 39 years to the late Donna J. (Connolly) LeBretton, the love of his life. Loving father of Jonathan LeBretton and his partner Rebekah of Derry NH; Jeffrey LeBretton and his wife Kathleen of Plymouth; James LeBretton and his wife Crystal of Plymouth; and Jennifer Johnson and her husband Dana of Carver. Grandfather of Nicholas, Travis, Matthew, Evan, Reese, Sebastian, Vivian, and Elle. Brother of Carol King and her husband Daniel of Old Town ME, and the late Deborah Rosenbeck. Son in-law of the late James and Lorraine Connolly.

Born in Old Town, Maine, on July 27, 1946, son of the late Edmund and Catherine E. (Burke) LeBretton. Ronald, or “Ronnie” as he was known at home, was a graduate of Old Town High School, where he was class president, before receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine. He went on to obtain his master’s of education, in administration from Bridgewater State College.

Ron began his career in 1968 as a 7th and 8th grade science teacher at Whitman Jr. High School, and later taught at West Middle School. He spent most of his career as assistant principal at Whitman Middle School. He went on to become principal at the Holt School in Whitman and Indian Head School in Hanson before retiring as the assistant superintendent of Schools for the Whitman-Hanson Regional School District. Dedicated to education, even in retirement, Ron served as a practicum supervisor at Bridgewater State where he advised graduate students and prospective teachers.

As passionate as he was about his career, Ron was devoted to his family. He never missed a sports game, and he enjoyed cooking and spending time with family and friends at the pool he so meticulously maintained.

A visitation will be held at the Cartmell-Davis Life Celebration Funeral Home, 373 Court St., Plymouth, on Thursday, Feb. 29, from 4 to 7 pm. A Mass will take place the following day at St. Peter’s Church, Plymouth, at 10:30 am, followed by burial in Vine Hills Cemetery, Plymouth.

Donations in Ronald’s memory may be made to the Hanson D.A.R.E. c/o Hanson Police Department, 775 Main St. Hanson MA, 02431.

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