Ronald Wayne Pope

Fair Haven, Vermont – Ronald Wayne Pope (Ron), 66, of Fair Haven, Vermont, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Rutland Regional Medical Center with his family by his side after a lengthy illness. Ron was the son of Charlie Pope and Margaret (Peggy) Benton, born in Glens Falls, New York, on May 10, 1955.

Ron grew up in Granville, New York, before moving to Vermont, where he met his late wife Kim (Barrett) Pope and had two children. Ron spent most of his life working in slate quarries around the area to take care of his family. Anyone who knew Ron could agree “you never met a Ron Pope you didn’t like.” He could always put a smile on your face with his jokes or soothe your soul with a beautiful song.

After the loss of his wife Kim, Ron was blessed to meet his loving companion Tammy Dominguez. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping with her and his family. Family and friends always meant the world to Ron.

In addition to Ron losing his wife Kim (Barrett) Pope in 2016, he was predeceased by both of his parents, his sister Donna, sister in-law Shirley and a grandson-in-law Warren.

Ron is survived by his companion Tammy Dominguez; his two children Bobbiejo Chambers and Michael Barrett and a step-son William Shorey; his brother Charles Pope and three sisters Betty Barry, Elsie Cram and Sylvia Barker; his five grandchildren Sheila Robidoux, Tess Harwood, Jeremy Burch, Michael Barrett Jr. and Emily Robidoux; three great-granddaughters Amber, Faye and Ava; and many nieces, nephews and friends, including childhood best friend David Dickinson.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, May 22 (pending location and time). A private burial will be held on Tuesday, May 31, when Ron will be laid to rest with his late wife. Contributions or donations to assist the family with final expenses may be made to Tammy Dominguez, PO Box 3, Fair Haven VT 05743.