Donald P. Gerry

READSBORO- Donald Paul Gerry, 86, a lifelong resident of Readsboro, died Sunday, January 8, at Albany Medical Center where he was admitted December 14.
He was born on August 29, 1936, in Readsboro, son of the late Cyril Lee Gerry Sr. and Hazel (Rarick) Gerry.
He attended school in Readsboro and Drury High School in North Adams, MA.
Donald was employed at Deerfield Glassine for several years. He was last employed as a blade inspector at Lamson & Goodnow in Shelburne Falls, MA, until his retirement.
Donald was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Readsboro where he was a member of the church council and choir. He enjoyed bowling, fishing on his boat, and singing. He was a huge New York Yankees fan, along with the New England Patriots. One of his greatest memories was seeing the Patriots play at Gillette Stadium in 2017 with his niece Lorre for his birthday.
Donald loved spending time with his family. He was a kind-hearted man who enjoyed helping everyone.
Survivors include his two sisters Arlene Gerry Hoyt, of Readsboro, and Allene Gerry Caron, of St. Benjamin, Quebec; nieces and nephews Lorre Hoyt, Darlene Gerry Masse, Donna Moon, Connie, Debbie, and Linda Caron, Bryan Gerry, David and Douglas Haselton Jr, and Jonathan Caron, along with each of their families. He is also survived by many grand-nieces and nephews. He also leaves his friend and pastor of the First Baptist Church, Rick Gramlin.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Haselton; a brother, Cyril Lee “Chappy” Gerry Jr.; nephew Stanley Hoyt Jr.; and niece Dianna Haselton Samanie.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Donald P. Gerry will take place in the spring in the First Baptist Church of Readsboro. Burial will follow in the family plot in Village Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the Readsboro First Baptist Church through the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA. 01247.
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