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OBIT: Dr. Rhonda K. Simper Ronan

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  • Ray J. Bacak
    Ronan, Rhonda K. View/Sign Guest Book RHONDA K. RONAN SOUTHBURY, Conn. - Rhonda K. Ronan, 32, of West Purchase Rd. died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at Memorial
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 6 6:48 AM
      Ronan, Rhonda K.
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      SOUTHBURY, Conn. - Rhonda K. Ronan, 32, of West Purchase Rd. died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She was the loving wife of Stephen Ronan, a New York firefighter with whom she has shared a lifetime of happiness since meeting in December of 2000 at the Ronald McDonald House in New York City. They were married on Aug. 31, 2002.

      Mrs. Ronan was born Dec. 4, 1974 in Hallettsville, the daughter of Julius and Diane (Janek) Simper of Moulton.  Mrs. Ronan graduated as the valedictorian from Moulton High School in Texas in 1993. She continued her schooling at Texas A&M and received a bachelor's degree in science. A dedicated student, she furthered her education at Brown University and achieved one of her many goals by earning a PhD in Pathobiology. She thoroughly enjoyed her year of teaching at Rochambeau Middle School and spoke highly of the students that she met. She was recently employed by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as a research scientist studying cures for cancer and other diseases.

      Besides her loving husband of five years and her parents, she is survived by a brother, Ronald Simper of Katy; a sister, Yvonne Simper of Moulton; a paternal grandmother, Henrietta Simper of Moulton; and many nieces and nephews. We will greatly miss her beauty, intelligence, dedication to family and her enjoyment of life's simple pleasures. We thank her for enriching all our lives.

      A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main St. South in Southbury. Burial will be private. Friends may call in the Church's chapel today from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m.

      In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, PO Box 27106, New York, NY 10087; or to the Ronald McDonald House, 405 East 73rd Street, New York, New York, 10021.

      The Southbury Funeral Home of Munson - Lovetere, 235 Main St. North, is in charge of arrangements.

      You may send an online condolence at www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com.

      Published in the Victoria Advocate on 9/6/2007.
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