Ronald H. Clifford

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 4:15pm

Ronald “Ronnie” Herbert Clifford passed away suddenly at his home on Jan. 17, 2023. He was 77 years old.

He and his wife, Becky, were inseparable and would have been married for 60 years in June. They resided in Wiscasset but will always be from Boothbay.

Ronnie was born on March 29, 1945 to Winfield and Nora Clifford. He attended local schools.

At a very young age he followed his father and brother into the marine harvesting businesses of clamming, worm digging and lobstering. He also spent some time working at Bath Iron Works, but working outdoors called him back. He was a very hard worker, an outdoorsman, and one hell of a marksman! He was an avid hunter but over the years he became much more interested in feeding and caring for every animal he saw. His backyard looked like a sanctuary!

Ronnie adored his family and bursting with pride over his children and grandchildren. He made every effort to be with them as much as he could and left behind wonderful memories.

He was predeceased by his father Winfield, mother Nora Clifford, sister Rebecca and her husband Freddy Davis, and brother Earle Clifford, who were all of Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Wade Clifford; son Michael Winfield Clifford and his wife Shari; daughter Julie Clifford Herodes and husband Howie; four grandchildren, Alden Howard Herodes, Logan Wade Herodes, Samantha Jean Clifford and Wyatt Winfield Clifford; sister Judy Hodgdon and husband John; sister in-law Claire Clifford; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins that he thought the world of.

Ronnie was a strong, honest, kind, loyal and loving man who will be missed by many. A graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Boothbay in the spring.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay. To share online condolences, please visit