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Ronald J. Lorefice

August 25, 1954 ~ June 5, 2019 (age 64)
Ronald Joseph Lorefice, 64, of Wappingers Falls, NY, passed away Wednesday, June 5th in Holmdel, NJ with his family by his side. A native of Dutchess County, NY, he was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY to the late Nicola and Helen Lorefice. Ron was a graduate of Dutchess Community College and retired in 2014 from IBM in East Fishkill, NY as a Facilities Architectural Engineer after 37 years of service. An avid birdwatcher, Ron loved the outdoors, as well as gardening, hiking, and camping. He was a dedicated volunteer, bringing love, service, and talents to his community with the Girl Scouts of America, the Masque & Mime Society, chaperoning many youth organizations, and opening his decorated home during the holidays for charitable causes. Ron’s involvement with the Group Workcamps Foundation, Rebuilding Together - Dutchess County, and building homes throughout the Hudson Valley was a life-long passion. He was a devoted man of faith, regularly attending First Presbyterian Church of Matawan and he was wholeheartedly dedicated to his wife and daughters. Beloved husband of Lane Michele (nee: Fromm) Lorefice. Devoted father of Lindsey Lane Lorefice of Matawan, NJ and her fiancé Christopher Fiore of Astoria, NY and Leslie Michele Lorefice of Secaucus, NJ. Cherished brother of Richard Lorefice of Poughkeepsie, NY, Robert Lorefice and wife Maryellen of Harwich, MA, Laura Lorefice of Toms River, NJ and Beth LaFourcade and husband Gerard of Florida. Caring uncle of Michael Lorefice, Christine Oliveira and husband Francisco, Anne Marie Lord and husband Thomas, and Danielle LaFourcade. Ron is pre-deceased by his loving mother-in-law and father-in-law, Shirley J. and Richard E. Fromm. Family and friends may visit Sunday, June 9th, 3:00pm to 5:00pm at First Presbyterian Church of Matawan, 883 Route 34, Matawan, NJ. A Funeral Service will immediately follow at 5:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ron’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church, c/o YACHT Club (Young Adult Christians Hanging Together), 883 Route 34, Matawan, NJ 07747.
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