MARRA - Ronald Francis, 69, of Port Washington, NY, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Loving husband of Kathleen for 43 years. Beloved father of Mari (fiancé Luis Taveras) Marra and Ronna (Hernando) Duarte. Cherished GP (grandpa) of Gabriella, Juliana and Alexandra. “He always had a wonderful way of putting others at ease. He did and said the little things that comforted and pleased. He had a special kind of warmth and was quick to understand. Whenever there was trouble he lent a helping hand. Now he is in heaven and we’ll miss him very much. But through prayers with God our Father we’ll always be in touch.” Visiting on Monday, September 13, 2021, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head, NY 11545. Mass on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 11:00 AM at St. Peter of Alcantara Roman Catholic Church, Port Washington, NY. Private Cremation will follow the services at Long Island Cremation Company, West Babylon, NY. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html).