Ronald Thomas Winter, 65, known as Ron to family and friends, passed away unexpectedly in one of his favorite places, his self-built workshop, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date, in warmer weather, where it’s always “5 o’clock somewhere.” In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland; ME 04841 or Arlington Boys and Girls Club, 60 Pond Lane, Arlington, MA 02474.

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Arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland.