Ronald “Ronnie” Trundy Sr


Ronald “Ronnie” Trundy Sr. passed away peacefully on the morning of Feb. 26, 2021. Ronnie was born on Oct. 14, 1948, in Bar Harbor. He was the youngest son of Frank and Arleitte Trundy Sr.

Ronnie graduated from Sumner Memorial High School in 1965. Upon graduation, he attended Eastern Maine Technical College, where he received his bachelor’s degree in welding and architecture. He was well respected and made many lifelong friends, working years for Harold MacQuinn as a foreman on the paving crew. He also worked for Ring’s Paving and Barbee Construction. Later, he spent his life on the ocean, lobster fishing, scalloping and shrimping. He had his own boat, f/v Northern Star, and also fished several years with his brother, Buddy, in Sorrento on the f/v Miss Lisa and with his son, Josh, on f/v RebeckaTanner and Miss Rebecka. Ronnie was also a float builder for his brother and built hundreds of floats in his lifetime. In the wintertime, he would plow roads for the town of Sorrento with his brother. Aside from his love of the ocean, Ronnie had many creative and artistic talents. In his free time, he enjoyed building projects, drawing, wood burning and making bait bags for lobster fishing. He also enjoyed listening to old country music, cooking, watching NASCAR, rooting for Tom Brady and the Patriots and the Red Sox. He had a deep love for animals and enjoyed watching wildlife in his yard. Ronnie had several special pets throughout the years including several dogs that he spoiled along with three goats that could be found roaming his yard. Of course, being well known for his knowledge of fishing and the ocean, many fishermen would come to Ronnie for advice and to have him splice rope, make end lines, top lines and moorings. He had a great sense of humor and he always knew how to make people laugh with his many antics. Well known for his funny nicknames for several people, he was a dear friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Ronnie is survived by his son, Josh Trundy, and partner Brittany Burke of Hancock; his son, Tee Trundy, and his wife, Tricia, of Steuben; one daughter, Victoria Gerrish, and her husband, Brian, of Winter Harbor; a stepdaughter, Jessica Arsenault, of Hancock; and Alicia Handy of Ellsworth, who he considered his daughter-in-law. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Tanner Handy, Rebecka Trundy, Ciara Trundy and Ryan and Gabe Gerrish. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces including Greg Trundy and his wife, Amy, Scott Trundy, Nick Reid, Lisa Trundy and Allison Knight. Special friends included Chuck Workman, Ronnie Somes, Morris and Jenny Moon, Alex Foster, Donnie Tozier, Nora Brooks, Jarrid Farren, Wayne Havey and Faye Havey and many more.

Ronnie was predeceased by his parents; a stepmother, Wilamena Trundy; and a brother, Frank “Buddy” Trundy Jr., Aunt Marjorie Havey and friends Victor Levesque, Geoffrey Smith, Timothy Manning, Bobby Lee, Gerrard Goodwin, Larry and Wendell.

Ronnie will be dearly missed by many but will certainly never be forgotten.

A celebration of life will be held in June of 2021 on a date to be determined.


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