Webster, MA – Gerard “Jerry” A. Lavallee, 96, formerly of N. Grosvenordale, CT, passed peacefully on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Brookside Nursing Home, Webster, MA, surrounded by his loving family and wife, Florette (Coderre) Lavallee of 67 years.
Born on June 27, 1918 he was the son of Napolian and Alice (Pariseau) Lavallee and grew up in Webster, MA, before volunteering for the Army and serving in N. Africa, Italy, and N. Ireland as a lineman during WWII. He came home and met his wife of 67 years Florette Coderre. He enjoyed being with family, cooking, gardening, and traveling.
He worked as a carpenter for Gerard Morin Construction Co., as a maintenance man for Jens Risom Design and Superwinch Co., and also ran a home business sharpening saws.
In addition to his wife Florette, he is survived by his sons; Dennis Lavallee and his wife Sherry and Paul Lavallee and his wife Leslie; grandchildren, Jeremy and Derek Lavallee; and a sister, Alice Peters. He is predeceased by his brother, Lawrence Lavallee and sister, Jean Koslowski.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial for Jerry at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church or Kindred at Home Hospice, 130 Rumford Ave. Suite 211, Auburndale, MA 02466. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.