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Ronald Michael Chapoton

Ronald Michael Chapoton

Ronald Michael Chapoton  passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2022, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 79.  He was born on Monday, October 4, 1943 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Eura and Wallace Chapoton. He was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana.  

Ronald is survived by his wife, Ruth Clement Chapoton, children, Mitchell (Jill) and Douglas (Amanda) Chapoton, grandchildren, Jack M., Julia E., Sally A., Ian D., and Brynne R. Chapoton; and Ruth’s children Harold (Vickie), Cindy (Russel), Colette (Sean), Christie (Craig), Alan (his late wife Lisa), Gregory (his late wife Kathy), brother, Patrick Chapoton (Doris), nephew, Glenn Chapoton (Leslie), as well as many other grand and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 55 years, Myra P. Chapoton; parents, Eura and Wallace Chapoton; as well as his sister, Marion Gremillion.

He graduated from Nicholls High School in New Orleans and went on to graduate from Tulane University with BS in Finance where he played football and then earned a MBA from UNO.

He was a financial planner where he served clients and friends for more than 40 years.

He was a huge fan of Tulane football, active in all things political, and a passionate history buff.

Later in life, he found joy in a new hobby of watching and taking care of purple martins.

Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends especially his 5 grandchildren where he attended numerous sporting events, dance recitals, school functions, and weekends at paw-paw’s.

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 100 W. Magnolia St., Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454 on Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 9:00 am until 10:30 am.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 255 North 8th Street, Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454 on Thursday at 11:00 am, with Fr. Paul McDuffie officiating.

Entombment will follow at Rose Memorial Park Cemetery in Hammond, Louisiana.

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