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Gerald Garceau

Gerald J. Garceau

Saturday, September 1st, 1928 - Sunday, February 23rd, 2020
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Gerald J. Garceau
1928 - 2020

Naugatuck, CT Gerald J. Garceau, 91, beloved husband of Rita (Lorson) Garceau, died peacefully February 23, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Gerald was born September 1, 1928 in Watertown, CT a son of the late Arthur and Esmeralda (Poudrier) Garceau and had lived in Naugatuck most of his life. Gerald retired after a long career with Uniroyal Footwear. He also had a successful Income Tax Service and co-partnered the Peddler's Market, both in Naugatuck. He was active in the community, serving in various roles and organizations. Gerald was a lover of the outdoors, enjoying hunting, fishing, and camping. He loved vegetable gardening and sharing his bounty with family and friends.

In addition to Rita, his wife of almost 70 years, Gerald is survived by his sons, Ron Garceau (Janet), David Garceau (Donna) and Todd Garceau (Deneen); his daughters, Kathy Michalski (Len), Judy Cyr (Clarence), Laura Cyr (Patrick) and Dr. Roberta Garceau (Jerry O’Dwyer); his brother, Paul Garceau (Stella); his sister, Margaret Krebs and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Gerald was predeceased by his brother, Laurien Garceau.

Gerald also leaves his 19 grandchildren: Cara Michalski; Michael Cyr (Jen); Brian Cyr (Zilda); Lissah Michalski (Forrest Wilhoit); Shilo Garceau (Jason Watley); Justin Michalski (Tiffany); Roger Garceau (Christina); Adam Cyr (Jen); Seth Garceau (Allison); Rachel Garceau (Grady Cousins); Lorri Bond (Josh); Jeffrey Garceau (Maria); Elizabeth Grudzien (Brian); Alan Garceau (Samantha Sledz); Ryan Cyr; Sarah Garceau (Brendan Sullivan); William Garceau; Jacenda and Liam O'Dwyer. He also leaves 26 great-grandchildren.

Gerald was a gentle and kind man who always said that family came first. He brought a smile to the many people he met throughout his life with a joke or a story. He will be dearly missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, February 29 at 9:30am at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Road, Naugatuck. Everyone attending is asked to please meet directly at the church. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours and arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. To honor Gerald’s memory, contributions can be made to a charity of your choice.
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 | 9:30am
    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 9:30am
    St. Vincent Ferrer Church
    1006 New Haven Road
    Naugatuck, CT 06770
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    Rev. Vito DeCarolis
    Rev. Binny Issac


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G Patskan

Posted at 07:15am
Our condolences to Rita and the rest of the Garceau family . We hope you will remember the good times with joy.
George and Jenny Patskan

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Thinking of you in this difficult time and wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Warmest sympathy,
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Posted at 10:41am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. His life was a blessing to all.
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Rest in Peace -- DeLane and Russ Ryan
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Gerald ("Grandad") will forever be in our hearts and memories. Deepest condolences from our family to yours.
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