Ronald John Begansky
1949 - 2017
Ronald John Begansky, 67, of Simsbury and formerly of Granby, beloved husband of Wendy (Hayes) Begansky, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 after a brief illness.
Born in Hartford on August 16, 1949, son of the late Constantine and Josephine (Marshall) Begansky, he was raised in Hartford before moving to Cromwell with his family as a young boy. Ron attended Cromwell Public Schools and was a graduate of Cromwell High School, Class of 1967. After high school, he continued his education at Hartford School of Accounting and then at Middlesex Community College where he received an Associates Degree in Accounting in 1972. Ron then went on to complete his Bachelors Degree in Accounting at the University of New Haven where he graduated with honors in 1975. He served in the Connecticut Army National Guard for 13 years until his honorable discharge. After living in Wethersfield for a brief time, Ron moved to Granby where he became an active part of the community and lived with his wife for over 30 years.
He started his career at an accounting firm in Hartford and shortly after took a position as a head accountant at Valaire, which managed 13 nursing homes throughout Connecticut. In 1982, he became a partner in Connecticut Lab Service and Nutmeg Health which owned five nursing homes in Connecticut. Active in the nursing home industry for many years, Ron also served on the board of directors of the Connecticut Nursing Home Association. In 1988, Ron opened his own accounting firm, which he operated until the time of his passing, on Hartford Avenue in Granby Center. He served on the board of directors of Northwest Community Bank since 1997 and since 2009 was chairman of the board and of the bank's holding company, the Connecticut Mutual Holding Company.
An active part of the Town of Granby for most of his life, Ron was a partner in the Hartford Avenue Association and he was a member of the Granby Chamber of Commerce and had served as president. He enjoyed interacting with other local business owners and could be found each morning and afternoon at Lite-N-Up Eatery in Granby center where he enjoyed the titles of "Mayor of Granby" and "The Bishop." Ron loved to play golf and was a former member of the Suffield Country Club and a longtime member of the Granby Men's Golf League. In his spare time, he enjoyed singing with the Hartford Chorale and with his church choir at the First Congregational Church in Granby where he was a member for many years.
He leaves his wife with whom he shared over 30 years of marital bliss, Wendy (Hayes) Begansky of Simsbury; two nephews, Charles "Chuck" Begansky of Fort Smith, AR and David Hayes and his wife Michelle of Shelton; two nieces, Renee Matlock and her husband Chris of Bangor, PA and Jessica Frangiamore and her husband Joe of Enfield; and his close friend, mentor, and business partner of over 40 years, Eddie Voskowsky of Granby.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Robert Begansky.
His family will receive friends on Monday, February 6, 4-8 p.m., at the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 12 Noon, at the First Congregational Church of Granby, 219 North Granby Rd., Granby. Burial will follow in Granby Cemetery, Granby. Ron's family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Hartford Chorale, 233 Pearl Street, #17, Hartford, CT 06103 or by visiting, www.hartfordchorale.org/donate. For online condolences please visit, www.carmonfuneralhome.com.
The Hartford Courant - February 3, 2017