Ronald M. Comeau
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Lynn - In mid-70's, on a back page of the Boston Globe was an ad for a non-profit. Pictured in the ad was a trumpet player leading a very long line of children snaking through the Boston Garden. That was Ron Comeau, pied piper, beloved children's entertainer. For the last 30 years, Mr. Ron has been working at Bright Horizon child care centers, introducing children to the wonder of music and movement, awesome magic and his balloons.
His business of over 50 years, the Jubilee Puppet Theatre, was an entertainment wonderland. Ron would enter the room, pull out a puppet or his balloons and kids would zero in on him. His gentle encouragement kept the kids engaged and full of joy.
Ron impacted many teens with his work with the Lynn English Drama club. In addition to the ins and outs of the theater, Ron demonstrated, then taught the teens how to be good human beings.
Ron is a kind, compassionate man who would volunteer to perform at fund raisers for all kinds of charities. Pan Mass Kids, Make a Wish, American Cancer, North Shore Cancer, Jane Doe Walk, HAWC, Walk for Hunger, just to name a few.
Ron was a member of the Disney Vacation Club, loved great food and because of his love of music, he helped run the folk music venue, Saturday Night in Marblehead.
Ron is a lifelong Lynn resident. He graduated from Lynn English, Emerson College and BU School of Theology. He was predeceased by his parents, his father, Russell Comeau and his mother, Virginia (Soboczyski) Comeau, both of Lynn. He is survived by his sister, Joan Comeau and husband, Thomas Watkins of Lynn, James (Jim) Comeau, his wife MaryEllen (Mim) and their daughter Olivia of Salem. He also leaves his cousins, Donna and Tom Houton, Tim and Marsha Dalton, Robin Thomson and Karen and Scott Codespoti. His Emerson friends are his chosen family that enriched Ron throughout his adult life. They lent support, encouragement and plain old fun.
A family friendly Celebration of Ron's Life will be held at Lynn English Auditorium, 50 Goodrich Street, Lynn, MA, on November 16, at 11 a.m.
Donations can be made to Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, 233 Needham Street, Suite 440, Newton, MA 02464, or a charity of your choice in Ron's name. Private burial will follow. Directions and guestbook at
Published on November 12, 2019


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Kathleen McDonald
Nov 16, 2019
Joan and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Ron was an amazing example of living life for its purest purpose-- to share love and kindness. He was just kind, a quiet joy that people around him caught onto so quickly and fully.
What a gift to us all.
Jenny Beaujean
Nov 12, 2019
My deepest sympathies to Ron's family, friends, and the thousands upon thousands of people, young and old that he impacted with his music and his puppets. Ron often perfomed for events at the Lynn Heritage State Park, and every time, people looked forward to his shows! He also came to my grandmother's nursing home on several occasions and brought joy to the inter generational groups that were gathered there. The residents especially enjoyed his music ... and the puppets that he kept bringing out of his duffel bags. Truly a life well lived.