Ronald Antonio Guevin Jr.

PORTLAND – Ronald Antonio Guevin Jr., 74, passed away on Nov. 18, 2022, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Ronnie was born in Portland on Jan. 7, 1948, to Ronald, Sr. and Agnes (Foley) Guevin. 

Ronnie graduated from Deering High School and SMCC. He served his country and his community in the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam and had a career and retired from the Portland Police Department. He also coached youth baseball.

Ronnie had a big smile and hearty laugh, and loved so fully and gave so freely to all. He was a strong and quiet fighter, who met every trial with grace and faith. Family was everything to him. Ronnie was a kind, gentle father and “Grampy” who had an incredible ability to calm crying babies, and rambunctious children and dogs. He cherished spending time with his children and grandchildren, and his nightly dinners with his dear friend, Ann Marie. He enjoyed all things NE sports, especially watching the Patriots with his son and talking post games with his brother, Eddie.

In addition to his parents, Ronnie was predeceased by his brother, Edward Guevin; sister, Barbara Guevin; brother-in-law, Peter Pompeo; and niece, Julie Pompeo. 

He is survived by his children, daughter, Johanna Fontana and her husband, Phil; son, Ron and his wife, Anne Marie (Toderico) Guevin; daughter, Heidi Guevin; daughter, Shanna Merrill and her husband, John; and their mother, Ann Marie Guevin; grandchildren, Lindsay, Noelle and Kierstin Fontana, Nathan Guevin Birch, Alice and Willa Merrill; sister-in-law, Phyllis Guevin, brother-in-law, Bobby Pompeo; nephews, Peter Pompeo, John Pompeo; nieces, Jamie Fisher, Bobbie Turner; aunt, Gertrude Foley; and many dear cousins, great-nieces and nephews.

A private burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland. To share memories of Ronnie or to leave the family an online condolence please visit,

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