Ronald E. Legault Jr. "Sonny" Sunday, December 26, 1954 - Saturday, June 10, 2017
With profound sadness, the family of Sonny Legault announces his passing. Ronald E. Legault Jr. “Sonny”, 62, of Santa Maria, CA passed away on June 10, 2017. Sonny was born on December 26, 1954. After graduating from St. Joseph’s High School, Sonny joined the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department, where he served for thirty-three years. Sonny’s career began as a reserve deputy and in 2011 he retired as a Sheriff Lieutenant. He held many positions within the department including DIVE team, narcotics detective, and Sergeant of major crimes. In his time with the Sheriff’s Department, Sonny received several letters of commendation, distinguished service awards, Officer of the Year awards, and various other honors. Sonny dedicated his life to serving others.
His call to service began at a very young age. As the oldest son in a family of 10, Sonny proudly took on the role of “Big Brother” to his numerous siblings. Sonny was always there to take charge, to carry a burden, and to extend his selfless love. Sonny is survived by his wife, Kathi, his son, Gabriel, step-daughter, Hanna his mother, Barbara, his siblings: Pamela (Brian Krueger), Leslie (Simon Little), Lynn Fawcett, Lorraine (Larry Halderman), Lawrence (Tammy) Legault, Katherine Legault, Gary (Cherise) Legault, Gerald Legault, Mary (Doug Wilson). Sonny also leaves behind multiple nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Ronald E. Legault Sr. His absence is a tremendous loss to those who knew and loved him.
A funeral mass will be held on Monday, June 19, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Louis De Montfort Catholic Church in Santa Maria, CA. A reception will immediately follow at The Santa Maria Elks Lodge.