Ronald J. Platt, 74, of New Britain, passed away peacefully Monday night at Touchpoints of Farmington. Born in England; his parents the late Harry and Lucy (Grice) Platt. Mr. Platt moved to Connecticut with his family at the age of nine. He graduated from Hartford Public High School and then settled in New Britain. He was employed at Pratt & Whitney in the maintenance division specializing in carpentry. He had a love for animals and had many champion dogs. Mr. Platt is survived by his siblings, a brother, Ret. Command Sgt. Maj. Leslie Platt and his wife, Diane of Stafford Springs, a sister, Mary Markowski of New Britain; along with several nieces and nephews in the U.S., UK, and abroad. He was predeceased by his brothers, John and Derrick, and a sister, Agnes “Nancy” Martin.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 24, with a visitation from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the Farrell Funeral Home, 110 Franklin Square, New Britain, and a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Katharine Drexel Church (St. Jerome Parish), 1010 Slater Road, New Britain. Burial will be held privately in Mount St. Benedict at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22202. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.FarrellFuneralHome.com .