Gerard Thomas Csaposs

7 November, 194710 March, 2021

Gerard Thomas Csaposs - Born November 7, 1947. Son of the late John and Alma Csaposs. Predeceased by his long-time companion Benjamin McMahon. Survived by his brother Donald Csaposs and his wife Joan, by his beloved niece Dyanna and nephew Brendan, as well as numerous cousins in Massachusetts and beyond. Friends were of immense importance to Gerry, and he had an abundance of them, too many to list. They know who they are, and Gerry and his family truly appreciated all that they did for him and for Ben as they navigated life's troubled waters. The care provided at Cape Cod Hospital in Gerry's final days is deeply appreciated by his family.

Gerry was a proud native of New York City. He was a teacher and an administrator at Saint Francis de Sales School for the Deaf for over 25 years before retiring to live in his parents' home in Orleans in 2002. After moving to the Cape, Gerry worked at the Day Center at the Orleans COA and was a Meals on Wheels volunteer. He was also involved in numerous activities at Saint Joan of Arc Church, where he was particularly devoted to serving as a Minister of the Eucharist to homebound parishioners.

Family and friends are invited to join in a celebration of his life at Saint Joan of Arc Church on Canal Road in Orleans at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Committal will follow immediately at Orleans Cemetery. All COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed at both the church and the cemetery.

It was Gerry's wish that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to organizations that, in this time of health crisis, work to feed the hungry and house the homeless.


  • A Celebration of Life Mass

    Saturday, 20 March , 2021


  • Commital Service

    Saturday, 20 March , 2021


Gerard Thomas Csaposs

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Madalyn Hillis-Dineen

6 April 2021

My condolences to Donald and the rest of Gerry's family. I met Gerry sitting in the pews at St. Joan of Arc. Where are you from? NY... me too! Where'd you go to HS? St. Angela Hall... Really, wow! Did you know Maria B and Margaret G? Yes, they were in my grade. I worked with them for over 25 years at St. Francis De Sales... no kidding! And, so it began... people that I knew long ago, he had known and worked with for a very long time. I was blessed to know Gerry and to be able to talk with him over the years about our shared faith, our ideas on how the Church should be run, politics, our mutual disdain for the amadan (his name for Trump) and so on. I will miss him but I know he is in heaven with Ben and is watching over his friends and family with love.

Konrad Kammerer

19 March 2021

So many memories of growing up together in the Bronx, under the street light at the corner of Secor and Light Streets, serving as altar boys, Nativity dances, pinochle with your parents, "Christmas in July" ... thru our days at Iona College and into adulthood. Lost track of each other in the 80's only to reconnect by chance on a visit I made to the Cape in 2006. You were a good friend...loyal , forthright and devoted to family, friends and Ben. I have been blessed to have known you and to have learned much from you. Peace be with your family and peace be with you my friend.

Joyce Stewart

17 March 2021

Gerard was a childhood friend of my beloved, Konrad Kammerer. I head stories, saw the corner where they hung out in the Bronx, but only met Ger once when we went to the Cape in 2017. We visited Ben and Ger in their Orleans home. Ger and I had an immediate bond, a soul connection that included our strong faith and our backgrounds with deaf and hard of hearing children. For the next few years we exchanged cards, letters, prayers and jokes. Just last week we put a package in the mail to him - a little memorial for Ben - and thought it strange we did not get a response. Now we know why.... They are home, together and those of us here are saddened by the loss. His death knocked the the wind out of my sails. Rest in peace Gerald. You are missed already and will be for a long long time.

Syrel Dawson

17 March 2021

From Riordan celebrations to taking a bath in our hotel room in Paris, your light sparkled everywhere. You were a mensch! Rest In Peace!

Robert Okeefe

16 March 2021

May You Rest in Peace Hope you found a lot of joy in your life of service and faith.After growing up on next door on Light street in the Bronx we all had different journeys but memories of those times will always be with us. Condolences to your family.

Kathleen O’Keefe-Walsh

16 March 2021

Donald n Family, special prayers n sympathy on the loss of Gerard!Fond memories of growing up as neighbors on Light Street!May he Rest In Peace!

Martin G Connelly

15 March 2021

When I was a student in St Francis De Sales School for the Deaf for few years before I go to High School, he is a great man who taught me the right thing to do and not goes to the wrong things after that. I came back to St Francis as an assistant teacher for two years. He is still a role model to me, that what I have to learn it God bless Gerry.

Gill Larkin nee Linehan

15 March 2021

My family and Gerards are linked back to High Street in Cork, through the years in New York with my aunts Anne and Eileen and visits to Cork with my father as tour guide around west Cork, through my mothers letter writing and Christmas card sending and now through my daughter via email and Facebook.
Thoughts and prayers with all Gerards family and friends at this time. We will be thinking of you all on Saturday.

Geraldine Macsweeney

15 March 2021

I’m so sorry to hear of Gerard’s passing I am Monica maddens niece from Ireland I met Gerard when he came to Ireland with auntie Monica a long time ago .We have kept in touch over the last year or so through Facebook.may his gentle soul Rest In Peace

Denise Petrizzo

15 March 2021

Gerry and I worked together in The Life Skills Program at St Francis De Sales. We team taught in the program. Gerry was a compassionate and caring teacher and person. He always loved to joke and laugh with our students. They loved him!
He was filled with “ spunk” and enjoyed teaching tremendously. Rest In Peace friend ... may you rest in sweet peace with Ben ❤️🙏