Ronald F. Packard, 87, died at his home surrounded by his family, early Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, after an extended illness.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit Friday, March 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, where a celebration of Ron’s life will be held Saturday, March 2, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt American Legion Post No. 1, P.O. Box 582, Rockland, ME 04841.

To share a memory or story with Ron’s family, please visit his on line Book of Memories, at A full obituary will be published.