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Donald P. Gerry


Donald Paul Gerry, 86, a lifelong resident of Readsboro VT. Died Sunday January 8th , 2023 at Albany Medical Center where he was admitted December 14th . He was born on August 29, 1936 in Readsboro, VT, son of the late Cyril Lee Gerry Sr. and Hazel (Rarick) Gerry.

He attended schools 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 VT. , Allene Gerry Caron of St. Benjamin,Quebec, Canada; his nieces and nephews: Lorre Hoyt; Darlene Gerry Masse; Donna Moon; Connie, Debbie & Linda Caron; Bryan Gerry; David & 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 & Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Rick Gramlin.

He was predeceased 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, Readsboro, VT. Memorial donations are suggested to the Readsboro First Baptist Church through the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA. 01247. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit


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Arlene and Allene, Sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Boy, a lot of great memories in Readsboro Vt. to look back on and cherish. The fun 4th of July celebrations, picnics in the park, swimming in the creeks, and Howe pond. Colo's, store, ferning ,fishing, catching polywogs and fireflies, walking and playing in the woods, the bandstand, the dawn dances. Lots of kove and fun. I loved the summers there. The people too. Although we don't see each other very often, I will always cherish the memories of you all. God bless you all, at this difficult time. From Bruce, Craig, and Darlene and cousins.
from: Darlene Mancinion: 01-14-2023

Donald was one of the kindest people we everknew. Skip went to school with him and we have seen him so many years at church functions. Don will be missed by all who knew him. Sending blessings and prayers to his family.
from: Skip and Jan Durfeyon: 01-13-2023