Newport- Ronald Joseph Lia, 82, formerly of Centerport, NY peacefully passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019 surrounded by his family. Ronald was born March 17, 1936 in Utica, NY son of the late, Sam and Josephine Lia.
He was a devoted husband for over 50 years to Claudette Mercogliano Lia; caring brother to Carmen Lia of Stevensville, TX. Ronald leaves behind the love of his daughters, Patrice Kunkel (Brian) of Huntington, NY and Leslie Mitchell (Weylin) of Wilmington, NC; and has now been reunited with his predeceased daughter, Pamela Bozsynak. He was the loving Poppi to Alexandra Jackson, Joseph Jackson, Samantha Mitchell, Payton Mitchell, Laci Rose Mitchell, and Nicholas Bozsynak.
Ronnie especially enjoyed boating and fishing but his greatest love was spending time with his family and many friends.
A private cremation to be followed by a memorial service at a later date.
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