Deacon Ron Blank has resided in Middletown, CT for the over 30 years and worked as an environmental compliance engineer and electronic engineer. In 2005, Ron was ordained a permanent deacon and served both Notre Dame Parish in Durham, CT and St Colman Parish in Middlefield, CT. In addition to his parish duties, a focus of his ministry as a permanent deacon was pro-life activities as a political lobbyist on pro-life issues; fundraiser for crisis pregnancy centers; Theology of the Body teacher; and leading pro-life rosaries in his parishes. Ron sensed God’s calling to priesthood following the loss of his wife, Jacqueline (“Jackie") in May, 2013. Their son Michael (and his wife Lorena) resides in El Paso, TX.