Born September 29, 1931
Passed away peacefully
June 9, 2021.

Husband of the late Patricia.

Father of Ronald and Serafina, and
Debra and the late Stephen.

Grandfather of
Amanda, John, Ignatius,
Michael and Anthony.

Great Grandfather of Felicity.

Loved by all.


Message Board

Brendan -

It was a pleasure to know a man with such know how of almost everything thing I needed a hand with. Also there was no need for Bunnings as he had every tool under the sun ?

Charmaine Sinnett -

Pa you were the most amazing man alive from the time Amanda brought us home from school you said call me Pa the Story's you told the laughs the little arguments between you and Nan the smile on your face that never left you were the most stubborn man you were independent your family was your world and I’ll never forget the day you become a great grandfather Felicity was the apple off your eye that smile from ear to ear Pa you were loved by so meany there was not a day I didn’t think off you. You will be missed Pa your now at peace and back with Nan Rest now love always Charmaine and Phoebe xx

Shirley Lee -

Special memories will last forever. Never forgotten. Thank you. The Herbert Clan.

Ignazio and Josephine -

Sincere condolences to Ron, Fina, and the Close family on the passing of your dad and grandpa. He was a true aussie bloke loved by all, and will be remembered always. From Ignazio and Josephine.


Dear Ron, Fina, and family, sorry for the loss of your dad and grandpa. He was a good bloke who always brightened up our family gatherings with his subtle jokes, love of a sweet culinary delight or two, and some good banter about the footy. Seeing him content and happy in his last few years in Adelaide was a pleasure. Credit to Ron and Fina for giving him the best quality of life possible. May he rest in peace. Love from Michael, Maria, and family.

Debra poulton -

Mum and Dad reunited again, it would have been their 60th wedding anniversary this year. We wish we could have celebrated your 90th birthday here Dad but instead you’re with all your loved ones that went before you. Your loving daughter Deb

Amanda and Felicity -

Pa you were always there for me I will forever cherish all the memories we had. Felicity and I loved our trips to see you and we were so happy to see your old wit and spark about you in our last visit. We will miss you dearly. Love Amanda and Felicity.

Maria Mezzini -

Our sincere condolences to all the family. We will always remember your great sense of humour, your jokes and your passion for your Richmond. You will be truly missed. Rest In Peace. Love Frank, Maria, Ignatius, Josh, Matthew, Joanna and Abbey.

Dianne Parry -

Uncle John had a no nonsense toughness but a heart of gold. He helped Danny so much in his younger days but would move him aside to kiss me when we came to visit. We will always hear G'day....! in his voice. Love Danny and Dianne