Ronald Clayfield

Obituary of Ronald Clayfield

Ronald W. Clayfield, a resident of Burlington for 49 years, passed away at the Woburn Nursing Center on Wednesday, October 29, 2008. The husband of Iris (Varden) he was 80 years old. Ron was born in Nuneaton England. He was raised and educated in England. He was the son of the late Walter and Annie Clayfield. Ron served for four years in the Royal Air Force in England. Ron was very proud of his English heritage and frequently told stories of growing up in England during World War II. Ron and his wife Iris lived in Montreal and Toronto, Canada before settling in Burlington in 1959. He worked as a sales engineer for Wigglesworth Machine Tools of East Boston for many years before his retirement in 1993. Ron was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Burlington and the Simond’s Lodge of the Masons in Burlington for many years. Ron was a talented craftsman. He was up to any challenge. He had built an addition to his home, sheds, patios, stonewalls, roofing, and numerous other home projects. He also had a talent for art and loved to paint, draw, and build models. Ron will be greatly missed by his family and those whose lives he touched during his lifetime. Ron was the beloved husband of Iris (Varden) Clayfield. He was the proud and loving father of Peter R. Clayfield & his wife Nancy of Irvine, CA, Jamie S. Clayfield of Rochester, NY, and Jonathan C. Clayfield & his wife Donna of Spencer. He was the grandfather of Alexa, Justin, and Tyler Clayfield. He was the brother of John Clayfield & his wife Mary of Halifax, Nova Scotia and the nephew of William Clayfield & his wife Patricia of London, England. Also survived by two nephews Paul Clayfield of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Stephen Clayfield of Oswestry, England and many dear friends. Visiting hours at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 5-9 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Burlington, on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Interment will be private. Memorials in Ron’s name may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 10 St. Marks Rd., Burlington, MA 01803.
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