Committal Service with Military Honors
Aron Richard Ogren, 86, of North Kingstown, died peacefully on Sunday, May 25, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born on October 1. 1927, the son of the late Aron R. Ogren and Olga V. (Anderson) Ogren. He was married to the late Dolores Rombough for 53 years, and is survived by his wife, Ruby Leblanc.
Richard and his family moved to School St in North Kingstown in 1931. At the age of 18, Richard enlisted in the Army at the end of World War II. He served 10 months of his enlistment in Italy. Like his father, he spent many years farming. He was employed at General Fittings, Quidnessett Baptist Church, American Tourister and Electric Boat. He was an active member of Quidnessett Baptist Church and then Exeter Chapel. Richard spent many hours studying his favorite book of the Bible, Revelation. He was a leader in the Christian Service Brigade and volunteered a week during the summer for many years at Frontier Camp in Lovell, Maine. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed being outdoors. He played right field on the Frenchtown Farmers Baseball team. His favorite sports teams were the Red Sox and the Patriots. For several years, he spent long hours collecting and sorting baseball cards.
Richard is survived by his sister, Hope E. Bryant of North Kingstown and his children Richard M. Ogren and his wife Cynthia of North Kingstown, David E. Ogren and his wife Shelley of Muskegon, MI and Nancy A. Leventry and her husband Robert of Richmond, RI and 8 grandchildren: Michelle Stebner (David), Debra Curry (Samuel), Richard Ogren (Cassandra), Christopher Ogren (Jennifer), Stephanie Nelson (David), David Ogren (Sherry), Emily Goldberg (Bradley), Laura Smith (Austin), Step-children Nora and Donald Leblanc. 11 great- grandchildren: Hannah, Natalie and Joshua Stebner; Abigail, Annaliese, Kathryn and Alanah Curry; Genevieve and Tanner Ogren; Lydia and Charles Nelson. He was the brother of the late Helen V. Bennett.
His funeral will be held on Friday, May 30, at 10:00 am at the Exeter Chapel, 765 Ten Rod Rd, Exeter. Burial will follow in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery Calling hours will be Thursday, May 29, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St East Greenwich. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in his memory to Exeter Chapel Benevolence Fund.