EPPING, New Hampshire (CBS) — The veteran whose last wish was to see the latest Star Wars movie died on Monday, according to his family.
Ron Villemaire was a 69-year-old Air Force veteran who was battling stage-four colon cancer. He was a self-described “Star Wars junkie.”READ MORE: Man Arrested After Armed Robbery At Haverhill Pot Shop
After hearing about Villemaire’s wish a month ago, fire departments neighboring his New Hampshire hospice care center decided to make it happen.READ MORE: Gov. Baker Proposes Waiving Massachusetts Sales Tax For All Of August And September
New Boston, Epping, and Bedford Fire Departments assisted in transporting Villemaire to the movie theater and set up a special hospital bed for him.
The theater was closed to the public, allowing Villemaire to watch the Star Wars: The Last Jedi with family and friends.MORE NEWS: Rep. Chris Pappas Mourns 15-Year-Old Nephew Who Drowned In Sebbins Pond In Bedford, NH