, Gloucester, MA

October 15, 2013

Ronald W. Bean, 77

Essex — Ronald W. Bean, 77, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Beverly Hospital. He was the husband of the late Mildred M. “Mickey” (Hinchey) Bean, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.

Born in Ottowa, Ontario, Canada, on August 31, 1936, he was the only child of Thomas MacLeod and Irene R. (Piche) Bean.

Ron served as a submariner in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1954 to 1958. He and Mickey met during the summer of 1955, when his submarine came to Gloucester for the St. Peter’s Fiesta. They were married in Canada on December 24, 1956.

He has been a resident of Essex since 1968. Ron was employed for many years as a machinist at Gloucester Engineering, having retired in 1998.

He was also a 32nd Degree Mason, and member of the Shriners of the Aleppo Temple, the Scottish Rite Bodies of Salem and the Tyrian-Ashler-Acacia Lodge, A.F. & A.M. He will be remembered by his family as a devoted, husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by three daughters, Joanne Peacock of Essex, Naomi Bean of Gloucester and Linda Parady of Essex; his son, Timothy Bean of Essex; four grandchildren, Luke Young, Joshua Wojtowicz, Meghan Wojtowicz and Michael Parady; five great-grandchildren, Kathleena and Angelina Thompson, Alixandria Young, Ryan and Isla Parady; his sister-in-law, Dorothy “Toddy” (Hinchey), wife of Richard Haight; brothers-in-law, C. Robert Doucette, Jeffrey, husband of Sally Doucette; and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Beverly Bean; and mother and father-in-law, Mildred and Carlton Doucette; and brother-in-law, Dana T. Doucette.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. There are no visiting hours.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Assoc., 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Grondin Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester. For more information, or to offer condolences, please visit