Palermo - Ronald H. Lee, 82, passed away from heart failure on March 16, 2021 at his home in Palermo.\r\n\r\nRonald was born December 27, 1938, was raised, and spent most of his adult life in Albion. He was the son of Frank and Mildred Lee. He graduated from Besse High School (1957) and worked for Lee Brother’s Construction. A few years later he and his wife Diana established Ronald H. Lee Trucking. Ron was an owner-operator and took to the road hauling potatoes from Aroostook County to Boston. Over time they bought several more trucks and he began hauling across the country. His drivers, mechanics, business owners, trucker friends, and their families became an important part of his day and life.\r\n\r\nRonald was a sports enthusiast who coached and played baseball and softball. He was involved in Lawrence High School Football Boosters. Ron enjoyed his racing days with his Moon Eyes race team where he took his fair share of checkered flags! He enjoyed his years skiing both at Sugarloaf where they owned a home and trips out west to Colorado and Lake Tahoe. Ron was a fan of New England sports and classic movies.\r\n\r\nHe is survived by his three sons, Christopher and wife Alice of Bethel, Matthew and partner Dawn of Palermo, Derek of Albion, and grandchildren Gavin, Morgan, Alex, Claudia, and Owen. Ronald also leaves behind nieces, nephews, and many wonderful friends. He was predeceased by his wife Diana of 62 years, and his sister Brenda.\r\n\r\nHe was a gentle, loving, caring and wonderful husband, father, and grandfather and always had a special place in his heart for his dogs. Although our hearts are heavy, we celebrate his life and find comfort that he is now at peace.\r\n\r\nA service and celebration of life in honor of Ron and Diana will be held at the Palermo Christian Church on August 14th at 10:00am. All friends and family are welcome to attend.\r\n\r\nAn online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com\r\n\r\nArrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.