Barbara Lee "Bobbie" Ronk, 85, of Wilton, passed away on Saturday, May 26, at the Wilton Meadows Health Care Center.

Visitation hours will be Thursday, May 31, from 3-5, at Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien, followed by an informal celebratory gathering at the Waters Edge at Giovanni's located at 2748 Post Road on the Darien/Stamford border.

Bobbie was the wife of the late Glenn Emery Ronk for 58 years. She was also the loving mother of three children (Edward Curtis Ronk, Westfield, N.J.; Martin Daniel Ronk, Redding, and William Thomas Ronk, Wilton,) She is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was predeceased by one daughter, Constance Lee Panebianco and her one sister, Jackie Waterman.

Born June 4, 1927, in Union County, N.M., Bobbie was a longtime resident of Darien, Lake Forest, Ill., and Kinnelon, N.J. She was an avid gardener, culinary expert and gourmet chef. Her spirited personality devoted many years of service to multiple charitable organizations in both Darien and Lake Forest, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) in Bobbie's memory would be greatly appreciated; call the JDRF at 800-533-CURE (2873) or online donations can be made at