Ronald W. Turnbull

Date of Passing:

December 4, 2022

Turnbull, Ronald W., 82, of Dartmouth Avenue, Riverside, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2022 at the Hope Health Hospice Center, Providence. He was the life partner of Antonetta Ferland.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Robert and Edna (Westberg) Turnbull, he lived in Riverside for 38 years.

Mr. Turnbull was a controller for the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island for 40 years before retiring in 2017.

Ronald was a member of the Riverside Sportsman Club and the East Providence Elks Club.

Besides his life partner, he is survived by his children, Mark E. Turnbull of Arizona, Amey-Jo Turnbull-Jones of Oklahoma, Meghan J. Turnbull-Glassman of Long Island, NY and Sarah E. Turnbull-Berkuta of Florida; thirteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and a brother, Richard V. Turnbull of Cumberland. He was the brother of the late Ralph Turnbull, Russell Turnbull and Roberta Zimba.

A Graveside Committal Service will be held in Swan Point Cemetery, Blackstone Blvd, Providence on Saturday December 17, 2022 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow.

Online Condolences


  1. Our sincerest condolences toTony. Ron was the best neighbor anyone could ask for. He was beyond nice to our family and was the kind of man who would clear our driveway if we were out of town. We are beyond grateful to have known him. Rest in peace, Ron.

  2. To my friends; Mark, Amey-Ho, Meghan & Sarah, my deepest sympathy to you all. I’ll always remember the gatherings where Ron was in attendance. He always had a smile on his face and always gave the best hugs!!! To watch him watching all of you, he always had a smile on his face proving how proud he was of each and every one of you. May he rest in peace. Know that he is in Heaven watching over all of you.

  3. Toni, My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and all who truly cared for Ron. I will always appreciate his gifts.

    Rick Butler

  4. To my big brother Mark,
    I know you are hurting and I am praying for you. I hope the happy memories carry you thru this. You were so good to dad, helping him with projects and working in his yard to make it just the way he wanted it! You brought your kids and grandkids to see him and he loved that. When we were with him a few weeks ago he was very happy (& he gave you a to do list to prove it!!) Sending you hugs. Please know he loves you and was proud of you. He talked about that when we were there. I’m glad we had that time with him.
    I love you, AJ

  5. My heart goes out to you Toni. You have taken care of dad without complaint as he went through all of this. You are amazing and he was lucky to have you at his side for all these years.
    I am praying for you and for my brother and sisters and for each of your kids too.
    Love, Amey-Jo

  6. Toni and Turnbull family

    I was sorry to hear of Ron’s passing He was a kind and generous man and a wonderful neighbor to my parents and myself My sympathy and prayers to you and your family

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