We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Mattapan
Ronald (Ronnie) Eaton Callender was born February 10,1942 to Samuel and Miriam Callender. The youngest of five children, he grew up and attended school in Roxbury and Chelsea, Massachusetts and graduated from Newman Preparatory School in Boston.
He later joined the U.S. Navy, serving primarily overseas. Home dock was in Maryland and Virginia where he acquired many friends.
He later joined his brother Ebden as an insurance agent. The two joined forces once again, along with their niece, Beverly Callender-Hayes to open “Callender’s Fish Market” in Mattapan, MA.
Ronald never stood still. He sought challenges – one of which was transporting elderly citizens for the Paul Revere Transport Company.
Prior to and during retirement Ronald was an avid fisherman and hunter. In his younger years, he loved to go horseback riding with his young nephews. He was a pool and chess player and shared his joy and instruction with his nieces.
A great improvisational cook, and a man of few well spoken words, his sudden departure from this earthly realm leaves a void in our midst.
Gone but still in our hearts and memory, he is survived by his sister Olga Callender of Farmington, Connecticut, niece Beverly Callender-Hayes of Alhambra, California, nephew Mark Callender of Mattapan, MA, dear friend Christine Pittman of Maryland, and nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Samuel and Miriam Callender, his sister Thelma Taylor of Alhambra, California, brothers Martin and Ebden Callender of Boston, Massachusetts, and nephews Rodney, Ebden (“Junior”), and Tyrone Callender of Boston, MA and Bruce Callender of Brockton, MA.