|January 23, 1939 - September 28, 2015
Ronald (Ronnie) Wilfred Dubois, 76, of Centerton, Arkansas went to
be with his Heavenly Father Monday, September 28, 2015 at his
residence. He was born January 23, 1939 in Woonsocket, Rhode
Island to George Albert Dubois and Edna May Meunier Dubois.
He was the founder and successful owner/operator for 38 years of
North Smithfield Auto Body in North Smithfield, Rhode Island where
he lived for 53 years, and then he moved to Cocoa, Florida. It was in
Florida where he met his wife of 10 years, Karen Hufford Dubois.
They have lived in Arkansas the past several years where Karen grew
Ronnie was a very dynamic, cheerful and social man. He worked
hard and played hard and treated everyone with hospitality and
His son, Ron, recalls that when he was growing up their home was
always filled with music, friends and family singing and socializing
with parties and good clean fun. Summertime was spent at a cottage
by a lake where everyone was welcome.
Ronnie was generous and giving of his time and he loved with passion
and humor all those he associated with.
He served on the North Smithfield, RI town council for two terms in
the 1970's and served part time as a police officer. He was a strong
man, a hard worker and provided well for his family. He left them a
rich and lasting legacy of love.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Timothy John
Dubois in 1996; and two sisters, Eileen Gesualdi and Judith Smith.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Karen, of the home; one son, Ronald
Alan Dubois and wife, Jayne of Brentwood, TN; Karen’s daughters,
Shelli Piha and husband, Aaron of Bentonville, AR, Missi Brooks and
husband, Zeke of Merritt Island, FL; four granddaughters, Jacqueline
Dubois-Diaz and husband, Antonio, Dominique Dubois, Danielle
Marie Dubois, all of Brentwood, Tennessee; and Kali Piha of
Bentonville, AR; five grandsons, Nicholas Dubois, and a great
granddaughter from Burrillville, RI, Ethan Piha of Bentonville, AR,
Chaz, Derik and Kai Brooks of Merritt Island, FL. He was adored by
all of his children and grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00PM, Friday, October 2, 2015 at
Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services in Rogers. Burial will be in
North Smithfield, Rhode Island.
In lieu of flowers the family asked that donations be made to Horses
for Healing, 14673 Daniels Rd, Bentonville, AR 72712 or Circle of
Life Hospice, 1201 NE Legacy Parkway, Bentonville, AR 72712.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stockdale-Moody Funeral
Services of Rogers. Words of comfort may be shared at
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