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Ronald Selvo, 78, of Danvers, passed away on August 1, 2017, after a brief battle with cancer while surrounded by his devoted family.
Ronald was born in Peabody, on November 25, 1938, to Aldo and Vera (Sylvester) Selvo.
Ronald is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Nancy (Dunton) Selvo of Danvers. He is also survived by his daughter, Paula Colarusso of Peabody, Karen McHugh and her husband, Sean of Peabody, his son, Kevin Selvo and his wife Jennifer of Peabody and son-in-law, Richard Kulakowski of Peabody. He is also survived by his sister Eleanor (Selvo) Hersey and husband, Kenneth and his brother Richard Selvo. Ronald was a proud grandfather to Garrent Evans, Adam Colarusso, Jillian Colarusso, Emily Colarusso, Kody Selvo, Jessica McHugh, Kayla McHugh, Nicholas Selvo and Alex Selvo, a great-grandson, Nethanel Colarusso and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Julie Kulakowski and his son, David Selvo.
Ronald lived in Peabody where he met his high school sweetheart Nancy. After graduating from Peabody High Vocational School Ronald worked at Eastman Kodak as a Senior Waste Water Treatment Operator where he worked for 30 years. Upon retirement he moved to Danvers, Ronnie loved spending time with his family and friends, gardening and relaxing by the pool.
He was a devoted husband, loving father and doting grandfather. He will be missed by all those who were fortunate to have known him.
Ronnie had a special relationship with his grandson with autism, Alex Selvo, in lieu of flowers, a donation in his honor can be made to Autism Speaks https://act.autismspeaks.org. Ronald’s life will be celebrated in a private ceremony at a later date with friends and family. Assisting the family is the Mackey Funeral Home, Middleton, MA. To leave a condolence kindly visit www.mackeyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  August 3, 2017
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