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George G. 'Jerry' Lord Jr., 64

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — George Gerald "Jerry" Lord Jr., 64 of North Adams died on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at his home.

He was born in Adams on April 9, 1958, a son of the late George Gerald Lord Sr. and Patricia Mae Soldati Lord. He attended Adams schools and graduated from McCann Technical High School.

Jerry was a veteran of the Army and served in the 82nd Airborne Division. He later served in the Massachusetts National Guard.

A longtime welder/fabricator, Jerry last worked at Lenco Industries before his 2022 retirement. Before that, Jerry was employed by the former Sprague Electric Co. and Husky.

Jerry enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, camping, 4-wheeling and golfing. He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Boston Celtics.

Survivors include his companion of 40 years, Freda Helga Nielsen, and her son, Tony Christopher Nielsen. He also leaves two sisters, Mary (Mark) Champney of the town of Florida, and Patti-Jo (Todd) St. Jacques of Monroe, and two brothers, Mark Lord of North Adams and Scott (Buffy) Lord of Pittsfield, and several nieces and nephews.

Jerry had the good fortune of having several close friends he considered family during his lifetime. The list is too long to include.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Jerry Lord will be Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, at 6 p.m. at Flynn & Dagnoli Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams, MA 01247. Burial will be in the spring in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday from 4 to 6 PM.

Memorial donations may be made to the VFW in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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My condolences to the family and friends of Jerry.
May he rest in peace.
from: Christopher LaCasseon: 01-28-2023

Freda and family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
from: Lauraon: 01-28-2023

Buffy & Scott, Sending my sympathy & prayers to you and the family on the passing of Jerry.
from: Barbara Bennetton: 01-27-2023

Sorry for your loss Patti.
from: Keith T Zavattaroon: 01-26-2023

So sorry to read about the loss of your companion, Freda, and your brother, Buffy and Scott. With my sympathy.
from: Mary Ellen Eliasenon: 01-26-2023

Dear Scott and Buffy,

I know my words are inadequate at a time like this. Losing a sibling is so difficult. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies.

With deepest sympathy,

Ellen McCollum
from: on: 01-26-2023

Dear Patti -Jo, Scott, Mary, Mark and Family's: Sincere , heartfelt, loving condolences to all of you on the loss of your brother, Jerry. I’m so sorry. May God bless you all and comfort you-
from: Carrie Gaylordon: 01-26-2023

We are heartbroken on the loss of our friend. Jerry was always quick to help someone out even when he wasn't feeling great himself. We will miss him very, very much and we send our heartfelt prayers to all his family and friends.
from: Rebecca & Steve Cyron: 01-26-2023

So sorry to hear of Jerrys passing, being good friends with his Brother Mark I had seen Jerry on many occasions. Never did he say a bad thing about anyone. My sincere condolences to the family.
from: Keith E. Bushon: 01-26-2023

So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He was always a good person and great friend to all who knew him. Rest in Peace Jerry.
from: Elaine Allegra(Bushika) Cannon: 01-25-2023

Mary so sorry about your brother passing away. I send out my condolences to the whole family. I will keep him in prayer. Rest in peace.
from: wendy linneanon: 01-25-2023

Scott and Buffy
Our condolences you you and your family for the loss of your brother.
from: Gloria J Felixon: 01-25-2023