Dr Ronald N. ManciniApril 26, 1947 ~ December 5, 2017 (age 70)
Dr. Ronald N. Mancini passed away at his home on December 5, 2017. Ron was born on April 26, 1947 in Providence, RI to Camillo V. Mancini and Alyda (DeWilde) Mancini. Ron grew up in Barrington, RI and graduated from Barrington, High School in 1965. He attended Roger Williams College where he received his BA in Psychology/Sociology. He then went on to get his Masters in Counseling from the University of RI, and a Ph.D. from Walden University. Shortly after graduating from the University of Rhode Island Ron began his career in private practice, and became Adjunct faculty at Roger Williams University where he taught in the Psychology and Social and Health Services departments for many years.
Ron had many professional achievements but was most proud of his appointment, as Chairmen to the Board of Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists, State of Rhode Island Health Department, Department of Business regulations since its inception in 1987. He thought it was quite funny that after all the work he and his fellow colleagues did, years ago, to get their credentials recognized he would receive “Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, State of Rhode Island MHC #1.” Ron was also a member in good standing as a “National Board Certified Counselor”, Nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor”, “and N.I.D.C. Certified Beyond Divorce Group Facilitator”, “Fellow – National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist”, “Certified Behavioral Therapist”, “Approved Clinical Supervisor, National Academy Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselors” and “Advanced Energy Practitioner”. Over his many years in private practice Ron was a member of many Professional Affiliations, received many Honors including the “American Mental Health Association – Professional Service Award” and “Rhode Island mental Health Counselors Leadership Award” for two consecutive years. He had several publications he was proud of and at the time of his death was working on a book to be titled “Another Miracle” based on his work and findings in the world of Energy psychology. Throughout out Ron’s professional career he continued to study, utilize and teach the most progressive and effective change strategies know to Psychology and Mental Health. His dedication to those whose lives he touched was the driving force behind the passion he had for his work. He was so gifted, so talented, so brilliant these are the words we have been hearing and they are true, it is an unimaginable loss to all who knew and loved Ron. We are all asking “why?” There is no answer, but know he struggled to find peace here and could not. We all need to allow something positive to emerge from this devastating loss. As his family and the ones who knew and loved him most, we have chosen to be honest about Ron’s passing in the hopes that Ron’s message, our message can save lives in the future. Ron would not, as we do not, want Mental Illness to remain impersonal, a silent killer. If someone who reads this, listens to this and realizes Mental Illness is a deadly disease and gets help, or someone else calls and interferes with a loved one who has isolated themselves and prevents this final disconnect then sacrificing our families privacy to save someone else’s is to honor Ron’s life. Ron believed that no one had to settle for less in their lives and it was his goal both professionally and personally, to assist those who wished to meet their full potential. We will never know why he lost his way but should never question or lose what he has given to each and every one of us; we were blessed to have him in our lives.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years Laurin (deBlois) Maincini of Tiverton, his daughter Toni Mancini of Tiverton and her partner Brian Gordils and his granddaughter Arianna Gordils. He also has a son, Dr. Ronald Mancini from Texas. In addition he is survived and loved by many close and extended family members who will miss him dearly.
Visiting hours are Friday, December 15 from 4 to 8 pm at Sansone Funeral, 192 Wood Street, Bristol RI.
A celebration of his life will be held December 16 at 11 am from St. Michaels Church, 399 Hope Street, Bristol RI. Gifts in his memory can be made to Amicable Church, 3736 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878, Child and Family Services, Inc., 3057 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, Ma, 02745, Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane Middletown, RI 02842. For online condolences, shared memories, information and direction go to www.sansonefuneralhome.com
3736 Main Road, Tiverton RI 02878
Child and Family Services, Inc.
3057 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford MA 02745
Potter League for Animals
87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown RI 02842