Ronald G. Giard

FAYETTE – Ronald G. Giard, 71, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 with his loving wife by his side. Ron was born in Lewiston on Feb. 11, 1949, son of Gerard and Jeannette (Cote) Giard.

After graduating school in Auburn, Ron worked in the shoe industry for many years before joining Geiger. His career at Geiger spanned over 30 years, retiring as executive vice president.

Ron enjoyed fishing, boating, woodworking, playing guitar, and any activity that involved being with his children and grandchildren. After retirement, Ron could be found doing the two things he loved the most, fishing with his brother, Dan (and friends), and spending precious moments with his beloved grandchildren. He was past president and a director of the Echo Lake Association and was a steward of the Kennebec Land Trust Properties.

In addition to his parents, Gerard and Jeannette Giard, Ron was predeceased by his sister, Patricia Richardson; and a sister-in-law, Monique Giard.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Ann; son. John Giard and wife Tricia of Chapin, S.C., son, Anthony Giard and husband Brian of Calais, and daughters, Jennifer Giard Arsenault and husband Aaron of West Simsbury, Conn., Tamara Gleeson and husband Scott of Freeport; five grandchildren who he loved dearly, Maxwell, Morgan, Conor, Chase and Will; two brothers, Dan Giard of Minot, and Fern Giard of Harpswell, brothers-in-law, Tom Richardson of Greene, Bill Batchelder of Winthrop, and William Cloutier and wife Patricia of Manchester, N.H., sister-in-law, Bon Michaud and husband David of Winthrop; and many nieces, nephews; and friends.

A private graveside service will be held in May at Readfield Corner Cemetery.

Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with Ron’s family at

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron’s memory may be made to the

Echo Lake Association,

P.O. Box 322,

Kents Hill, ME 04349.

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