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Ronald William Henderson

April 8, 1934 ~ October 23, 2020 (age 86)

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SALEM - Mr. Ronald William Henderson, 86, beloved husband of Ruthann (Hatt) Hatt, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020, surrounded by his loving family, following a long period of declining health.

Born in Waltham, he was the son of the late Robert and Gladys (Lindgren) Henderson. He was raised and educated in Winthrop and attended Winthrop High School.

An honorably discharged veteran, Mr. Henderson proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corp.

Mr. Henderson had been employed by Electrolux for over 40 years as a successful Salesman. He was once recognized as one of Electrolux’s top ten salesmen in the United States in 1971. He went on to manage Electrolux offices in Lynn, Chelmsford, and Salem.

Ron enjoyed golfing and once made a hole in one on his favorite course, Olde Salem Greens. He also enjoyed camping with extended family members who often teased him about the amount of equipment he would bring when “getting away from it all”.

Dedicated to his family and faith, he was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Salem and in later years at Holy Trinity United Methodist Church in Danvers. Both congregations were an important part of Ron’s life.

In addition to his beloved wife Ruthann, with whom he shared 38 years of marriage, Ron is survived by their three children, Tyler and his wife, Holly Henderson of Falmouth, ME, Jordan Henderson and his fiancé, Leanne Giannino of Somerville and Christian Henderson of Salem. Ron is also survived by his daughters, Gail Dupler and her husband, Ron of Hollis, NH, Kristen Henderson of Hudson, NH, Felicia Dupler and her husband, Charles of Kennebunkport, ME and son, Jason Henderson of Nashua, NH, his sister, Carol and David White of Plymouth, NH, his brother, William and his wife Roberta Henderson of Winthrop, and many loving nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly. He was the father of the late Ronald Henderson, Jr, Lois Henderson Thomas, Beth Henderson and pre deceased by his former wife, Phyllis Caru Henderson, sisters, Dorothy Worden, Joan Hall, Patricia Fluery and brothers, Robert Henderson, Jr and infant, John J. Henderson. 

The family will be forever grateful to Christian Henderson, for his devoted care of Ron this past year, Chris made sure that Ron’s quality of life was the best it could be both on and off the golf course.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours which will be held at O’Donnell – Cremations - Funerals – Celebrations, 84 Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970 on Tuesday, October 27th from 2 to 4 P.M. All attendees are required to wear face coverings, practice social distancing and are respectfully asked for no physical contact with the family. All other services are private. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Ron’s memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite 102B, Danvers, MA 01923 or to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090 or to Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 16 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. Sharing written remembrances and condolences, during this time will be essential in helping Ron’s family reminisce, celebrate and heal. We encourage you to share your memories by visiting his eternal tribute at

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October 27, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The O'Donnell Funeral Home
84 Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970

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