Ronald N. "Ronnie" Colagreco

  • Born: November 10, 1958
  • Died: November 3, 2021
  • Location: Bristol, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008
Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Partner , Father ,Grandfather and Brother


Ronald N. "Ronnie", age 63 of Bristol, PA, formerly of Overbrook, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones.

Born and raised in Overbrook, Ron enjoyed fishing, traveling with family, spending time with his fiancé Teresa, his daughter, and grandchildren.
Everyone who met him loved him.

Ron's other passion was live music. Especially the Grateful Dead and Joe Russo's Almost Dead (JRAD). Ever since Ronnie was a teenager, he embraced every aspect of music. He enjoyed traveling around the country chasing opportunities to hear his favorite songs as well as getting to meet and know the artists personally.

It wasn't uncommon for Ron to do runs of 5 concerts in 5 different states over the course of 5 days. This led him to be part of an amazing community of fans which would soon become a huge extended loving/supporting family to Ron. Many of these relationships turned into lifelong bonding friendships.

Ron had an infectious smile, was a natural born storyteller, to go along with always having an incredible sense of humor. A world class prankster. As his daughter recently reminded us, it was often said that he could "sell ice to an Eskimo." Ronnie had an incredible love for dogs and supporting animal rescue groups.

The Colagreco & Grateful Dead/JRAD families have lost a true warrior. He will live forever in our hearts and his memories will live on.

Predeceased by his beloved parents Mary (nee Ciarrocchi) and Nicholas D. Colagreco and his dear brother Nicholas Colagreco.

Survived by his beloved Fiancé Teresa McGeehan; his cherished daughter Natalie Tomlinson (John); his 3 adoring grandchildren Hunter, Brinley and Nathan; his dear brothers Pat J. Colagreco (Charlotte) and David Colagreco (Joanne); his loving niece Danette (his god daughter) and nephews Pat N., David F.,
and Nicholas; and many great nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 9:00AM-10:45AM with Funeral Mass to follow 11:00 AM (ALL IN CHURCH) St. Anastasia Church 3301 West Chester Pike Newtown Square, PA 19073. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery Yeadon, PA

Contributions in Ronnie's memory may be made to The Rex Foundation P.O. Box 219 San Anselmo, California, 94979 OR REXFOUNDATION.ORG
would be appreciated.

A live stream of the Mass will begin promptly at 11:00 AM at

A live stream of the committal service will begin at 12:20 PM at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Will hold your friendship and smile close to my heart always.You had a smile so bright that would light up room and the biggest smile I got to see from you IRL was when you were on the phone with Natalie right after she had given birth to Nate, you were absolutely beaming, such a proud Pop pop!!
Deepest condolences to the Colagreco family and friends may he rest in power and enjoy that all you can eat pie up in the sky!

Posted by Lore Lizotte - Kauai, HI - Friend   November 10, 2021

Sending Condolences to the Colagreco Family, Ron will be missed

Posted by Luciana Gathje - Pittsburgh, PA - Friend   November 09, 2021

I was a classmate of Ronnie’s at St. Donato’s and am so saddened to hear of his passing. Please accept my condolences for your family’s loss. He will forever remain in our hearts.
Sincerely, Roxanne

Posted by Roxanne Piccirilli - Classmate   November 08, 2021

Pasquale, Char, Pat N., and Danette, I wish I could be there with you on Wednesday. I will be there online and please know that I will be making a donation to the "Rex Foundation" in Ronnie's name. Please give my regards to Teresa as I know how much she will miss Ronnie. Ruth Stanton

Posted by Ruth Stanton - Bradenton, FL - Friend   November 08, 2021

When I heard about my uncle roni I was hit with all these emotions but the one thing that kept me together is remembering that if he was here he wouldn't want me to be sad because no matter what that man was the party of any family gathering he lit the room up with joy and laughter with all his funny jokes and busting on everyone I can't believe he really gone it won't be the same but you definitely will be missed and remembered forever in our hearts I love you uncle roni more than you'll ever know ❤❤

Posted by Tara Colagreco - Warminster, PA - Family   November 08, 2021

Pat, Charlottte and Family, I was very saddened to hear about Ron's passing. We connected on Facebook and we had a great relationship, He loved and. Shared his music and places he traveled and we talked about
Fox Chase where he would go for his treatments. He fought a grea battle. Rest In Peace, Cuz
Theresa Garzarelli DiTomo

Posted by Theresa DItomo - Glen Mills, PA - Family Friend   November 05, 2021

Ron was my beloved cousin. I have fond childhood memories of good times together. I will miss him and all his wonderful facebook posts! My heart goes out to his daughter, grandchildren and his family.

Posted by Linda C Smith - CHESAPEAKE, VA - family   November 05, 2021

I don't think I ever had the pleasure of meeting Ron in person, but he was always a serious mensch in our online interactions around JRAD. He fought so hard and with such grace. I hope he is at peace, jamming with Jerry in the hereafter. He will be sorely missed.

Posted by Rachel Wilgoren - Scottsdale, AZ - Friend   November 05, 2021

What a great guy you were. You will be missed Ron. Praying for you and your family during this very sad time.

Posted by Jennifer Price - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   November 05, 2021

I'm so very sorry for everyone's tremendous loss of this wonderful human being!
Ron,your friendship will be forever missed.Thanks for all the laughs. Much love. Rest easy!
Goodbyes are not forever
Goodbyes are not the end
They simply mean we'll miss you
Until we meet again!

Posted by Marybeth O'Donnell - Drexel Hill, PA - Friend   November 05, 2021

Ron was a prince among the men! His spirit will live among all of us!

Posted by Judy Goldberg - Oakland, CA - Friend   November 05, 2021

You are loved and respected Ron! may your memory be a blessing for allNFA may your family find comfort in your legacy.

Posted by Monet Mindell - Valley stream, NY - Friend   November 05, 2021

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