Ronald J. Balboni of Ridgefield, a former Holmes School teacher in Darien, died Monday, July 2, surrounded by his family. He was 71.

Mr. Balboni taught elementary school for many years at Holmes School here and Douglas Grafflin Elementary School in Chappaqua, N.Y.

He loved to travel and was known for his culinary skills, his family said. “He will be dearly missed by many,” they said.

Mr. Balboni is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Roger Peckham of Newington. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Alba Balboni.  He leaves

Services will be held Friday, July 20, at 10:15, at St. Mary’s R.C. Parish, 55 Catoonah St., Ridgefield, Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital, 24 Stevens St., Norwalk, CT 06856.

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