Ronald James “Rondo” Wicks, 66, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island passed away peacefully
November 27, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family after a brave battle with cancer.
Born in Newport, Rhode Island on March 4, 1953, he was the son of the late William and Ann
Ron spent his life as the business/sales manager of the family business, Wicks Nurseries. More recently
he sold his vegetables at a roadside stand during harvest season.
Rondo was the “bake master” of his family’s annual 4th of July clambakes, and he loved live
Concerts, Gunstock Mountain and the surrounding area, camping, and supporting his son’s
band, Braman’s Lane.
He is survived by his children: Ryan Wicks, Robyn Kosinski (Michael) , Rachel Wicks (Stephen
Bucolo), RJ Wicks (Candice), and Randy Wicks, along with the mother of his children, Maureen
Davidson. He also leaves behind his three grandchildren, Blake Kosinski, Cora Kosinski, and
In addition, Ron is survived by his brothers, William Wicks, Wesley Wicks, Gary Wicks, and
Richard Wicks, and sister Beverley Carlisle (David), along with many nieces and nephews.
He will also be missed by his beloved dog, Brody, and longtime friends Richie Welch and the
family of the late Louie Perry.
Calling hours will be held Friday, December 6, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Memorial
Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. His funeral service will be held immediately after
calling hours at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to Aquidneck
Land Trust, Middletown, RI.
Additional information at www.memorialfuneralhome.com
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