Ronald R. DiBella, age 74

of Quincy

Ronald R. DiBella, age 74

Ronald R. DiBella, age 74, a lifelong Quincy resident, died, Friday, January 29, 2021 at Carney Hospital in Boston.

Ronald was born in Quincy, to the late James and Mildred E. (Puglisi) DiBella. Raised and educated in Quincy, he was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1965.

He was a self-employed plumber and was the owner and operator of Ron DiBella Plumbing and Heating.

Ron was a member of the South Shore YMCA and the Quincy Art Association.

He was a talented artist. Ron was also known for his sense of humor and as a teller of tall tales. He was kind and generous.

Beloved husband for fifty-three years of M. Joanne (Patrizi) DiBella.

Devoted father of Christine M. Ganger and her husband John of Quincy.

Dear brother of the late James A. DiBella.

In light of current events, funeral services are private.

For those who wish, donations in Ronald’s memory may be made to the South Shore YMCA, Germantown Neighborhood Center, Attn: Development, c/o 75 Mill Street, Hanover, MA 02339 or at


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  • My condolences to Ron’s family. Ron was a classmate and a friend from Point jr high and Quincy high school days, and also my plumber for many years. When I saw him we would always reminisce school days and growing up in the “Point”. i will always have fond memories of Ron.

    Betty Pomarico

  • Joanne and family I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of Ron i will always cherish the fond memories we shared and his crazy antics when he would come in to the shop and all the years of the beautiful flowers he sent for the holidays he will forever be missed

  • So sorry to hear about Ron. We will miss his humor. Tom still remembers videoing Ron for his 1 st prize win last year. He was so proud! The garden was amazing as well. He had so many talents. This year has been so hard! We look forward to visiting and better days ahead. Joanne I will keep in touch! Love you !! Chris Tom and mum ( Kathy)


  • Graduated with Ron class of 65 Quincy High. I have good memories of our years in school. Enjoyed the time I knew him.
    My condolences to Ron’s family.

  • I am so saddened to hear of “Uncle” Ron’s passing. I knew Ron since I was a toddler. He was such a funny, kind, and caring soul. My heart goes out to Joanne and Christine. I’ll never forget the July 4th cookouts. I still talk about them to this day. I will never forget the Christmases, and the generosity he and Joanne showed to me, and my sister. RIP “Uncle” Ron.

  • Dear Joanne, Christine and John
    I am so very sorry. Losing Ron is truly devastating!
    I will always remember his funny jokes and sitting around the table sharing recipes. Ron had passion for many things. Creative artist, dedicated gardener, talented chef and devoted husband. Never without a smile and a story.
    I hope soon we can be together and share our stories of Ron and his truly remarkable life.
    Love and prayers
    Kathy Gallagher

  • Dear Joanne and Christine
    I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. It’s been awhile since we last saw each other, but please know that I send you both my heartfelt sympathy at this time. I hope that we will be able to get together at some point soon. Sending love and prayers!

  • Dear Joanne and family. r
    Ron was a long time client of mine. We always enjoyed his visits to the office and made us laugh. Ron brought In chocolate covered peanut butter Treats every Christmas made by you..we all looked forward to them over the years. Sincerest condolences Joanne.

  • I will always have wonderful thoughts of Ron, he was always there for my father when having plumbing issues at his house in Dorchester. And having funny stories of the visits. And his recipes, calling me Martha. He will truly be missed. My prayers are with Joanne and family.

  • Dear Joanne,
    We are so very sorry for the loss of your love Ron. Although late in life for us when we met, Ron was very special, a joy to bump into you two and sit, talk, laugh and trade crazy observations. Ron was so quick with a joke and I knew we would connect and go on to enjoy each other’s company. I’m glad we made the effort to keep in touch. It was much too short a time that we shared but we are still here to trade stories with you while Ron watches over us all. Much love and peace to you and your family. Till we can be together again. Tony and Phyllis

  • Joanne and Christine

    Karen Angela and I were saddened to learn of Ron’s passing. He was a man with a great heart and wonderful personality. We will never forgot your generosity when Karen was pregnant with Angela and you reduced our rent so the burden wouldn’t be as bad with a new child in the house. We truly enjoyed our time with your family and send our deepest condolences to you. We will miss him.

  • Joanne,
    It’s been a long time since we spoke, but Linda and I are saddened to hear of your loss. We hope that you will take comfort in the many happy years and memories that you shared, and that will live with you forever.
    Kevin & Linda

  • Dear Joanne, Christine, and family:
    We are so sad to learn of Ron’s death. He was a good friend for 35 years. We will miss him; his humor; his advice; his unselfish aid to us in multiple emergencies; and his consistent kindness to us and to our children. We will never forget his always entertaining stories or his dependable presence on the porch. He has given us gifts that will remain with us forever. We are but a few doors away if you need us for anything. The Tansey Family.

  • So sorry for your loss of your husband and dad. I met Ronnie through Manny and Joe and Ronnie was my plumber for over 35 years!!! Such a funny and good man!!! I will never forget the kindness he showed my mom when my dad died… Respect, Thanks, and Prayers Ronnie!!! Kev.

  • To Joanne and Christine,
    Ron was always a bright light and a laugh when I was with him. My fondest memory was at my dad’s 95th birthday and Ron had my dad lauging. Ron was an old family friend who will be missed. He is with my sister Margie reliving old times in Whiton Ave. I will miss you Ronny.

  • I’ll never forget what a kind and gentle heart he had. He got me into building models as a kid. Always got me some great Christmas gifts and was a road has a hotdog salesman when he had a cart in downtown Quincy. I will miss seeing my cousin. God Bless all of you in your loss.


  • Dearest Joanne and Christine and family. I’m truly sorry for your loss of a great husband, father and friend of many. Ron will be truly missed by all that knew him and loved him. Ron was a wonderful neighbor and a terrific friend. I’ll always remember the great times we had sitting out on the porch talking and laughing while enjoying a warm summers day and evening. He was a man of many talents and always there when anyone needed him. He was the first person that welcomed me to the neighborhood. Rest In Peace my friend.

  • Joanne and Christina.. my heart is broken after hearing of Ron’s death. Although the years went by without seeing Ron, Kevin and I had talked about Ron so many times. We enjoyed our two visits with ya’ll in recent years. We often laughed remembering his neverending humor. He was quite the storyteller and jokester. We truly loved Ron and you. He was quite the chef and truly a fantastic and meticulous artist. His artwork was magnificent to say the least. I will never forget when we were youngsters at our grandparents farm, playing with the animals and picking eggs out of the chicken coop and playing in the barn and haystack. We just had a great time. We sometimes would make a mess and ticked off our grandpa (Nono). May Ron rest in peace always. I will always love and remember him. God bless you Joanne and Christina.

    Love you’ll. Cousin Kathy, Jacksonville, Fl

  • Aside from about the plumbing part. You ever got a look at his gardens? Magnificent. Tomatoes; huge and delish. Marigolds grow the size of trees. Not a blade of grass out of place. I could go on. Goodbye friend.

  • Aside from Ronnies` plumbing knowledge/ skills. Ever get a look at his gardens? Magnificent. The best tomatoes in the world, Marigolds the size of trees. Nary a blade of grass out of place. A generous soul in todays maligned world. Knowing Ronnie made me a better person. Goodbye Friend.

  • You are at peace, dear friend. You made us laugh, you provided delicious garden delicacies, we enjoyed your artistic ability and oh yes you were a fine chef. We will always remember you with affection. God Bless Joanne, Christine and all family members who loved you xoxoxo