Paolillo, Ronald James of Waltham, formerly of Arlington, passed away unexpectedly May 25, 2021. Ronnie is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Eleanor Paolillo (Polimeni) and their three children, daughter Laura Paolillo and Paul Anciello, son Randy and wife Kristy Paolillo, and daughter Christina and husband Phil Giordano. He is survived by his sister Frances Fugazzotto and husband Walter, and brother James Paolillo and wife Sherry. He was the adored son of the late Jim and Rosalinda Paolillo (Masci) of Somerville. His spirit carries on in his treasured grandchildren, Gabriella, Olivia, Isabella, Kaila May, and Michael. He is also survived by several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews and very dear friends. A graduate of Somerville High and an avid Boston sports fan, he was the founder of E & P Carpet of Arlington and a long time coach of Arlington Pop Warner and fan of Arlington youth sports. Funeral from the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON on Saturday at 9 am followed by a funeral mass at 10 am in St. Camillus Church. Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the funeral home on Friday from 4 - 8 pm. Please visit devitofuneral.com to view an online guestbook.