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“Dear MJ and Debbie...My heart goes out to you both. Your Dad's memory will live on through you. Please reach out if you need anything. With peace...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Spinosa - Acton, MA

“Dear Debbie,I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Please know that everyone here at the Children's Center is thinking of you during this very...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Robin Leonard - West Newton, MA

“My heartfelt sympathy and condolences goes out to the families and friends during this very difficult time. I hope that the wonderful and encouraging...Read More »
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“Ron, you will be missed by many, You are now in the loving arms of Dottie. We share so many happy memories. Fly high angel. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Patricia Monsignore - Woburn, MA

“M.J., My deepest condolences. I know of this heartbreak. And I know how you strove to help and comfort your Dad over these last months and years. ...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Ray Glazier - Belmont, MA

“DebbieSorry to hear about your dad.Pamela Cain ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: PAMELA CAIN - WALTHAM, MA

“DebbieSorry to about your Dad.Pamela Cainaa ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Pamela Cain - Waltham, MA

“Deb and MJ, what a beautiful tribute to your wonderful and loving Father. Love and prayers to you and your family. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Melissa and Brad Ellis


Mr. Ronald J. Fietze, of Burlington, formerly of Lexington passed lovingly into the gentle hands of God, on Saturday, October 12, 2019 in Mount Auburn Hospital after a long struggle with cancer. He was 83. Until his last hours, he continued to show every nurse, doctor, aid and hospital worker a warm hand and kind words.

He was born on July 1, 1936 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, son of the late Julius L. and Adeline (Steinke) Fietze. He moved to Lexington at age 12 and was a 1954 graduate of LHS. It was in high school that he met the love of his life Dorothy Dean Lyon, and their first date was the Senior prom. They were married on November 23, 1955 at The Church of Our Redeemer in Lexington. They raised their family in Lexington and moved to Burlington with MJ in 1999. Dorothy died April 9, 2018.

Ron worked in retail all his life including Lexington Food Mart, Vinebrook Bottle Shop, Decelles, Moe Blacks and Shaw's.

He had a knack for remembering people's names and his kind-hearted, gentle way, won the favor of the many people he encountered throughout his life. He was a faithful fan of the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and Patriots. Likewise, he was on the sidelines cheering on each of his three granddaughters at their sporting events. Because he spent summers on his Uncle's farm in MI, he always had a big vegetable garden. He was proud of his German heritage and had a strong faith in God.

He leaves his daughters, Deborah Jo LeBlanc (Yves) of Waltham and Mary Jane Fietze of Burlington; his granddaughters, Christine Leone (Daniel), Ronelle and Renee LeBlanc; siblings, Marjorie A. Himmelman (late Gerald) of Nashua, NH, Dennis C. Fietze (Kristine) of Milford, NH, and Darlene 'Kay' Magiera (late Edward) of Chelmsford and sister in laws, Judith Quinn of Concord, NC and Elizabeth Bucell of Lexington, MA; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was absolutely adored and cherished by his family and friends.

There will be a celebration of Ronald's life on Monday, October 21st at Church of Our Redeemer, 6 Meriam St, Lexington at 11 a.m. Burial in Westview Cemetery, Lexington is Tuesday, Oct. 22nd at 10 a.m. There are no calling hours.

Memorials in his name may be made to Church of Our Redeemer, 6 Meriam Street, Lexington, MA 02420