Ronald A. Cristofono

Ronald A. Cristofono, 84, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, in Salem, N.H.

Ronald was born on Aug. 23, 1939, in Fitchburg, Mass., to Lillian (Mascitti) and Albert Cristofono. He graduated from Lowell Tech College and Milliken University with degrees in chemistry, and he was a proud member of the U.S. National Guard in the 1960s.

In May 1959, after graduating from Fitchburg High School, Ronald married Anita (Jacques) Cristofono, and they enjoyed 63 years of marriage. Ronald was a devoted husband and family man. He was a gentleman with a genuinely kind demeanor and easily made friends wherever he traveled. He remembered everyone and never forgot a name. When conversing with him, he always gave his full attention–you felt like you were the most important person in the world. And he had a smile that warmed every heart.

Ronald valued nature and the importance of conservation. He acquired an abandoned farm property in Lyndeborough, N.H., where he restored the antique barn, excavated the land, and built a family home. He and Anita enjoyed 30 years of improving and preserving the property. He was charitable and prioritized supporting his church, veterans, American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, Boston Children’s Hospital, Shriners, and more. Ronald was a natural teacher who was respected and loved. He liked to lead by example.

Following a successful career in quality control at four Fortune 500 companies, Ronald began a management consulting and training business. He developed and published instructional courses, video series, and workbooks, and he conducted training seminars worldwide, reaching audiences seeking statistical process control management training while helping businesses reduce costs and improve quality and efficiency.

Ronald was a member of the American Society for Quality Control since 1968 and served as a regional councilor for the chemical division of the society. He was also a member of the American Chemical Society and its subcommittee, the American Society of Testing Methods.

Ronald was a devoted Catholic and member of the St. Stanislaus Parish in Nashua, N.H. He was proud of his Italian heritage and loved literature, philosophy, and science. His hobbies and interests included cars, antiques, music, and film (especially lighthearted, humorous films). He also loved traveling and exploring, and while he spent many years traveling with his business, he and his wife continued to enjoy it after retirement.

Ronald was predeceased in November 2022 by his loving wife of 63 years, Anita (Jacques) Cristofono. He is survived by his five children: Peter R. Cristofono of Salem, Mass.; Steven J. Cristofono of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Carol A. (Cristofono) Scionti and her husband Gary Scionti of Londonderry, N.H.; Mary Ann (Cristofono) Hassick of Goffstown, N.H.; and Cathy (Cristofono) Hamel of Londonderry, N.H.; his brother Robert Cristofono of Savannah, Ga., and his sister Linda St. Germain of Westbrook, Me.; his grandchildren: Janice Estes, Anna Cristofono, Austin Cristofono, Angela Scionti, Gino Scionti, Kendrick Allen, Kyle Allen,

Kimberly Allen, Simon Hassick, Adam Hassick, and Amelia Hassick, as well as several nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren.

SERVICES: Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation at the DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua, N.H., on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral with a Requiem Mass will be held at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 46 Franklin St., Nashua, N.H., on Friday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Fitchburg, Mass. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER”.