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12/07/2023 02:29 PM

Ronald Garbatini

Ronald Joseph “Ron” Garbatini, 68, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Dec. 2, 2023, at Yale-New Haven Hospital after a courageous two-week battle. He was a loyal, loving husband of 35 years to Joanne (Mastroianni) Garbatini. Ronald was born in New Haven on May 16, 1955, to Louise (Fronzi) Garbatini and the late Romolo Garbatini.

He was a devoted father to Steven (Samantha) Garbatini and Gina (Jason) Carbone and a loving, fun grandfather to Gennaro and Giuliana Carbone. He was a brother to Bruce and Gary Garbatini.

Ronald was a licensed optician for over 40 years at Royal Vision Center, where he developed lifelong friendships. A gentle soul, a man of character, patience, and an amazing family man were some of his strongest attributes. He was an accomplished and gifted woodworker, often described as having “hands of gold.” He was an incredible handyman — fixing practically anything. Tinkering on his ‘71 Corvette and sharing his love of music with dear friends were some of his favorite pastimes. But his greatest joy was spending quality time with his family and friends. He loved sitting around the Sunday dinner table telling stories from the old neighborhood, discussing sports, or just listening to his nieces, nephew, and kids share their thoughts and the latest news.

A special note of appreciation to the medical staff at Yale New Haven Hospital on the Neuroscience/SICU, 7-1, unit for the exceptional care Ron received. The attentive and around-the-clock skilled care Ron received is a credit to their profession and is most appreciated by the family.

Visiting hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Havens Family North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, in St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish at St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Avenue, North Haven. Entombment will follow at the All Saints Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Yale New Haven Hospital Neuroscience Center Facility Fund, or send to Office of Development, YNHH, PO Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508-1849.