Ronald A. Thurber Jr., 66, Vietnam War Veteran

Ronald_ThurberRonald A. Thurber Jr., 66, of Haverhill, husband of Lauralee A. (Johnson) Thurber, passed away Jan. 1, at Oxford Nursing Home surrounded by his family.

Born in Quincy, he was the son of the late Ronald A. and Barbara L. (Geddes) Thurber. He was a graduate of Abington High School, class of 1967 and served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Thurber was the recipient of two Bronze Stars. Upon his return from serving his country he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years until his retirement in 2014.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Ronald A. Thurber III of Brockton, Edward J. Thurber of East Bridgewater, Chris W. Thurber of Newton, N.H. and Brian A. Thurber of Haverhill; brother, Richard A. Thurber and his wife Wendy of East Bridgewater; four grandchildren, Felicia, Brittany, Nadyiah and Lucy; mother in law, Carol F. Costello of Hyannis; and friends Frank McKenney and Joanne Bouchard.

Friends and family are respectfully invited to attend calling hours Tuesday, Jan. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. Burial will be private. Contributions may be made in his name to Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, 10 Reed Street, Haverhill, MA 01832.