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Ronald T. Maheu '60: Endowment Visionary


Ronald T. Maheu '60: Endowment Visionary

As a CCHS community, we mourn the passing of Ronald T. Maheu '60, a cherished member of the Central Catholic family who was passionate in emphasizing the importance of establishing and growing the CCHS endowment, as well as formalizing reliable retirement plans for CCHS lay faculty and staff.
 
Ron passed away on January 31, 2021.
 
A former Board member and chair of the Finance Committee, Ron's personal generosity was endless as one of the most generous benefactors in the history of Central Catholic. Ron also included Central in his estate plans.  

Ron was honored for his commitment to CCHS during Central’s Golf Classic (2005), and in 2018 was a recipient of the St. Marcellin Champagnat Award for Philanthropic Support of the Mission of Central Catholic.

While a student at Central, Ron was a member of the Varsity Football and Basketball Teams, and his classmates voted him as the “Best Student” and was always seen to have a pleasant smile and sparkling personality. Ron was chosen as the recipient of the Michael Garvey Award as the outstanding student-athlete in the Class of 1960, and in 1996 he was honored with induction into the Central Catholic High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

After graduating from CCHS, Ron earned a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross, with an M.B.A. from Boston University and an M.S. in taxation from Bentley College. He also served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
 
He went on to work as a Senior Partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) until his retirement in 2002, but continued to do board work for various organizations. He was a philanthropist who continued to give back to his family, community and organizations that were close to his heart throughout his life. Over his career, he provided strategic financial guidance to Raytheon, Digital Equipment Corporation and EMC, just to name a few. 
 
Ron was also a founding member of Coopers & Lybrand’s Board of Partners and he chaired the company’s U.S. Technology Industry Program. He has served on both the U.S. and Global Boards of Partners & Principals for Pricewaterhouse Coopers, chaired the National High Tech Group and the Audit Committee of Associated Industries of Massachusetts - the largest nonprofit, non-partisan association of Massachusetts employers.

Ron is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jane, and his three children, Tyler Maheu, Nicole Maheu, and Ryan Maheu.

 

May perpetual light shine upon Ronald and may his soul rest in eternal peace. We keep his family and the families of all of our deceased alumni and friends in our prayers and thoughts always. 

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