Ronald W. Gustafson Sr., 60

Worcester – Ronald W. Gustafson Sr., 60, formerly of Marlborough, died Monday, July 23, 2007 at UMass Memorial Healthcare in Worcester after a illness.

He leaves his wife of 41 years, Carol (Poole) Gustafson; his son, Ronald Gustafson Jr. and his wife, Melissa; His daughter, Kerrie MacQuarrie and her husband, Allan; his mother, Eunice (Kurbs) Gustafson; his brothers, Arnold Gustafson and Gerald Gustafson; his granddaughters, Amanda Gustafson, Amber Gustafson and Megan Gustafson, who were his pride and joy; and his grandsons, Ryan MacQuarrie and Jeff rey MacQuarrie.

Born in Marlborough, the son of Eunice and the late Warren Gustafson, he graduated from Marlborough High School in 1964 and had been a resident of Worcester for the last six years.

Mr. Gustafson was a police officer for the town of Framingham for 11 years, retiring in 1981. He was also an EMT for the police department at the same time.

He attended Grace Baptist Church in Hudson and was the former vice president of the Framingham Police Association, a former member of the board of directors of the police association and a member of the Massachusetts Constables Association. While living in Florida, he was appointed Special Process Server to the sheriff of Pinellas County. In addition, he was a member of the Pinellas County Sheriff 's Junior Deputy League and a register's agent, Child Shield USA.

Funeral services were held July 26 from the John P. Rowe Funeral Home of Marlborough with burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough. Memorial donations may be made to the Barton Center for Diabetes Education, 3 Ennis St., P.O. Box 356, North Oxford, MA 01537-0356.

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