Published DateEPSOM — Mr. Ronald "Ron" F. Cate, 51, of New Orchard Road, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Lakes Regional General Hospital in Laconia.
Born in Laconia, Ron was the son of Beverly Sargent of Decatur, AL and the late Howard Cate. He was raised in Franklin, graduating from Franklin High School in 1979. He and his wife had been residents of Epsom for the past 20 years.
Ron was passionate about his milk cows and spent some time in Strafford running a dairy farm. Later he spent several years driving a milk transport tractor trailer for DMS. Most recently he had been employed for Hiltz Construction.
In their free time, he and his wife Julie shared a love of bicycling and cross country skiing.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Cate is survived by his wife, Julie (Bellerose) Cate of Epsom; his siblings and their spouses, Robert Cate and Diane of Nashua, Linda Hutchins and Greg of Northfield, and Brian Cate and Vicky of Decatur, AL; his maternal grandmother, Gertrude Sargent of Franklin; aunts, uncles, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, May 7th from 5-8 p.m. at the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home, 1217 Suncook Valley Hwy. in Epsom. Services will be held Wednesday at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m., followed by burial in the Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord.
For those who wish memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.
An on-line guestbook is available at stilloaks.com