Fairfax / Milton – Gerard “Jerry” Lapierre, 88, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday July 30, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.
Jerry was born on April 18, 1931 in Georgia, the son of Leopold and Cordelia (Pelletier) Lapierre.
He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.
On September 22, 1956, he married Jeannette Benoit at Our Lady of the Lake in St. Albans.
He was one of the first to be hired at HVAC industries in Winooski, where he worked for many years. He started Lapierre Homgas in Milton in 1966 and retired in 1990.
Jerry was a member of the Milton Fire Dept. for 30 years, the American Legion, and the VFW and was an avid hunter. He loved the outdoors, but most importantly loved his family.
He is survived by his wife of over 62 years, Jeannette Lapierre of Fairfax, his children David Lapierre and his wife Linda of Fairfax, Philip Lapierre and his wife Kim of Fairfax, Christine Lee and her husband John of S.C. and Craig Lapierre and Christine Gabryel of Michigan. He is also survived by his grandchildren Holly, Shelly, Erin, Jeremy, Ashley, Jaimie, Jessica, Zachary, Amanda, Tadeusz and Angelina and by 12 great grandchildren. Jerry is also survived by his sisters Yvonne Blake, Cecile Rocheleau, and Helen Calvin, and by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his daughter Cynthia, his brothers Marcel and Lucien Lapierre and his sister-in-law Patricia Gratton.
Jerry’s family would like to give special thanks to the Franklin County Hospice and Home Health Care for the excellent care given him.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday August 1, 2019 from 5-7pm in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday August 2, 2019 at 11 am in St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Fairfax.
Burial will follow in St. Ann’s Cemetery in Milton.