OBITUARY

Gerald Emile Tardif

19 January, 193426 November, 2022
Obituary of Gerald Emile Tardif

IN THE CARE OF

The Fortin Group

Gerald “Gerry” Emile Tardif, 88, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2022 at his home with his loving wife Jeannine by his side. He was born January 19, 1934 in Lewiston the son of Romeo and Josephine (Croteau) Tardif. Gerald served with distinction in the United States Army Reserve, running the motor pool at different bases in the United States He founded Gerry's Body Shop and Car Carrier Service in the Lewiston Industrial Park. He was well-known in the public safety community for his ability as a tow truck operator at accident scenes and had repaired and painted many of their fire trucks. Gerry enjoyed hunting; he was also a respected marksman and had been a shooting advisor for law enforcement agencies throughout Maine. Most importantly he was a warm, loving, generous and kind-hearted husband, father, grandfather, and gentleman to all. Gerry was a member of the Androscoggin Fish and Game Association, the Auburn Skeet Club, various bowling leagues in the Lewiston area, and founded the Towing and Recovery Association of Maine. He is survived by his wife Jeannine Tardif; a son Mark Tardif; a daughter Jane Pierce; three grandchildren Keith & his wife Brandy, Morgan and Geoffrey, and two great grandchildren Nathan and Hayden; three stepchildren Maurice Laplante & wife Claire, Tina Penney & husband Michael, and Rachel Charette & husband Daniel; four step grandchildren Ryan Laplante, Kevin Laplante, Lauren Bergeron, and Zachery Charette; and 10 step great grandchildren. Gerry was predeceased by his first wife Yolande Tardif. The family would like to express their gratitude for the loving care provided by Androscoggin Home Hospice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am Monday, December 5 at the Holy Cross Church, 1080 Lisbon Street, Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice. Arrangements are with The Fortin Group, 70 Horton Street, Lewiston. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com

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Monday, 05 December, 2022

A Mass of Christian Burial