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Ronald D. Clough Sr. NEWPORT — Ronald David "Ronnie" Clough Sr. died unexpectedly at his home on Sept. 29, 2021, at the age of 69. Ronnie was born on July 4, 1952, in Claremont, New Hampshire, to Roger and June Clough. Ronnie graduated from Newport High in 1971. He just attended his 50th Class Reunion. Ronnie married Deborah Jennings in 1976. On June 6, 1977, the couple welcomed Ronald David Clough Jr., his one and only son. Ronnie worked for Tama-Delta, Joy Mfg. and Sturm Ruger where he was employed for more than 30 years in the Heat Treat department. Ronnie was a generous individual who loved family and friends. He was passionate and proud of his son and his family in Temecula, California. For many years, Ronnie was an active member of the Grange and a member of the Moose Lodge. Ronnie was predeceased by his parents, Roger and June Clough; his stepbrother, Clearance Clough, of Claremont, stepbrother Bobbie Clough, of Unity, Donald Clough, of Georgia; his stepsister, Ethel Jarvis, of Unity; and his nephew, Fred Clough Jr., of Newport. Surviving family members include his son, Ronald David Clough Jr., and his wife, Kelley Clough, his grandson, Elijah Cole, all of Temecula, California; his brother, Fred Clough, of Newport, New Hampshire; his nephew, Roger Clough, of Claremont, New Hampshire; and his sister, Brenda Clough, of White River Junction, Vermont. A celebration of life is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, from 5-7 p.m. at the Newport Moose Lodge. All are welcome to attend and celebrate the life of Ronald David Clough Sr. Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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