Ronald Ersing Sr.
WASHINGTON - Ronald Ersing Sr., 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family. Born in Buffalo, New York, June 7, 1932, he was the son of Henry and Clara (Berry) Ersing. After his schooling, he was employed as a lumberman and later worked as a chef at various Barre area restaurants. On Nov. 12, 1957, Mr. Ersing married Betty Durkee in Barre, where they made their home and raised their family. He attended Project Independence in Barre. Survivors include his wife, of Washington; his children, Clara Brennick, Cheryl Ersing, Ronald Ersing Jr., all of Barre, Beatrice Reynolds, of Massachusetts, George Lufkin and Laura Poulin, both of Maine, Betty Nelson, of Worcester, and Mary Ersing; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two brothers; and his caregivers, Sara and Ronny Winters. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at Barre City Auditorium. Memorial contributions may be made to Project Independence Inc., 81 North Main St. #1, Barre, VT 05641; or Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641. Arrangements are by Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre.
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