Grand Isle – Gerard J. Grenon, 74, died peacefully at his home, Saturday May 13, 2017, with his loving family by his side, following a courageous and short battle with cancer.
Jerry was born on January 2, 1943 in Barre, the son of Raoul and Agnes
( Jacques ) Grenon.
He grew up in Burlington and graduated from Rice High School in 1960. On July 13, 1968, he married Bette Jane Mongeon at the Cathedral in Burlington.
He earned his Bachelors, then Master’s degree from UVM. He was employed as a Cost Forecaster for General Electric, and General Dynamics, where he retired following 38 years of employment.
Jerry was also a member of the Vermont Army Guard.
Jerry loved being in the outdoors, whether hunting, gardening, or golfing. He was an avid NY Yankee’s fan, spending some time in the winter with Bette in Tampa during spring training. He assisted at many Church Masses and funerals. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and family and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Jerry is survived by his wife Bette, of over 48 years, by his sons Jason and wife Kristin of Chichester, NH., Jeremy and wife Sherri of Grand Isle and Jared and wife Amy Fox of Milton, by his grandchildren Matthew, Ashton, Daniel, Aaron and Samuel, his brothers Ronald, Leo(Marie) and Brian (Debbie) Grenon and by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Phil in 2016.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory made to Our Lady of the Lake Parish, 501 US RT 2, So. Hero, VT 05486.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday May 16, 2017 from 4-7pm in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday May 17, 2017 at 11 am in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in So. Hero by Fr. Thomas Nadeau.
Burial will follow in the Grand Isle Cemetery.