Ronald C. Lathrope a lifelong New Milford, CT, resident died at his home unexpectedly on Wednesday January 13, 2016 at the age of 74.
He was born in New Milford, CT, on November 16, 1941,son of the late Kenneth and Sarah (Clarke) Lathrope. He graduated from New Milford High School in 1959 and then served in the Navy from 1959 to 1963. On September 16, 1967 he married Patricia Kelly at St. Peter’s Church in Danbury, CT. Patricia predeceased him on October 18, 2015. Mr. Lathrope was a manager for Southern New England Telephone and retired in 1993after thirty years with the company. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in New Milford, the Odd Fellows Hall in New Milford, he was active in the senior center and enjoyed teaching others there how to use computers, he was an active member of the New Milford Historical Society and enjoyed spending time in New Hampshire, reading and golfing.
Mr. Lathrope is survived by his son David Lathrope and his wife Karen of Trumbull, CT, his daughter Dawn Hyland and her husband Matthew of West Hartford, CT, a sister Jeannette Smith of Woodville, CT, and six grandchildren; Madison, Christian, Owen, Aidan, Cassie and Luke. He was predeceased by his sister Nancy Tanner and his twin brother Donald. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 19, 2016 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in New Milford at 11 am. Internment will take place at a later date. Calling hours will be held on Monday January 18 from 5 to 8 pm at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.
In lieu of flowers contribution in Mr. Lathrope’s memory may be made to the New Milford Historical Society, 6 Aspetuck Avenue, New Milford, CT 06776.
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