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The Fortin Group

217 Turner Street, Auburn, ME

OBITUARY

Gerard Patrie

June 1, 1934May 29, 2020
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Gerard J. (Jerry) Patrie, 85, of Davie, FL. passed away on Friday May 29, 2020. He was born on June 1, 1934 in Rumford, Maine to Arthur and Aline (Hebert) Patrie. He attended Rumford schools and graduated from Stephens High School in 1953 where he was a tri-sport athlete. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and married the love of his life Fernande Blouin of Rumford in 1961. After serving 20 years, he retired at the rank of Master Sargent and settled down in Lewiston, Maine where they raised their 5 children. He worked for the Sun-Journal as well as the Veteran’s Administration where he retired as a counselor. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s church in Lewiston and served as a Eucharistic Minister. He was also a parishioner of St. David’s church in Davie, FL and St. John’s in Rumford.

Jerry enjoyed spending winters in Florida and summers at their home on Worthley Pond in Peru, Maine where he loved to entertain family and friends. He also loved going on cruises and traveling to faraway places.

Jerry was an avid football fan (Giants and Penn State) and he loved the Red Sox and Bruins (couldn’t miss a game).

His biggest joy was the love he had for his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings and extended family.

He was predeceased by his parents, infant grandson Kevin John and his brother Arthur and wife Mary. Jerry is survived by his loving wife Fern of 59 years, their daughter Laura and four sons: Michael and wife Cathi, Kenneth, John and wife Celeste, Andrew and partner Sherri, his sister Pauline and husband Wayne (Renfroe), his grandchildren: Richard and wife Melissa, Sarah and husband Kevin (Weber), Tyler Griffin and fiancé Rachel, Alicia and husband Bryan (Litchfield), Danielle, Steven and wife Stephanie, Julia, Noah, RhiAnnon, CeCelia, Luke LeBourdais, his great-grandchildren: Travis, Kairo, Avery, Kamdyn, Emmett, Addisyn, Ariel and Charlotte as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at The Fortin Funeral Home Auburn from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A private Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, June 8, 2020 followed by interment at St. John cemetery.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 7, 2020

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Don Veilleux

June 5, 2020

Sending my deepest condolences to the whole family, Mike, Ken, John, Andrew and Laura, your father was a special person having raised all of you to be the people you are today! Too bad your parents didn’t have more children, we could of used more great dishwashers. Don & Doris Veilleux

Sherri Gosselin

June 3, 2020

Gerry,
You are forever in my heart and memories. I haven’t been part of the family long, but I have gotten to know you pretty well and you made me laugh a lot. I enjoyed your many calls to Andrew and I, always a funny remark. Your trademark for sure ❤️
Sending hugs and prayers to all the family.
Love Sherri

Andrew Patrie

June 3, 2020

Dear Dad,

I just wanted you to know how much I love you and so proud to be your son. As I sit here and try to bring my memories of you to words, grief fills my heart and tears fill my eyes. You are the reason why I am the man and Father I am today. From my childhood youth to my rebellious teenage years and through my adult life you were always guiding us all to be kind, loving and caring. You brought us up in a strong Christian home and taught compassion for one another. I still remember when Mom would said NO to something I would always sneak off and asked you. Yes I was a little sh** indeed. I remember when you retired from the Air Force, you and Mom packed up the house, loaded the Country Squire station wagon loaded us five kids and our dog Charlie and off we went. Going to Florida first to visit with Aunt Pauline and off to Disney World then to our finial destination, Maine. What a memory and quite the adventure. I remember you on your hands and knees playing with us as children, fully engaged and having so much fun. The memories go on and on but this is what life is all about, making memories that will last a life time. I will miss you calling me when I am traveling for work. Always wanting me to call you from what ever airport I was in and asking what type of airplane I was flying on. Thank you Dad for being you. Your light may be gone on our earthly plain but will always shine so bright in my heart as I carry you with me for the rest of my life. May you rest in peace my father.

Your loving son,
Andrew

pauline & winfield mcdonald

June 3, 2020

Farewell old friend..will always remember the days when our families were growing up together..good times...be at peace.. Love Winny and Pauline

Chris Patrie

June 2, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I always enjoyed the time spent with him albeit limited. But I never heard anything negative about him in all the stories my Dad would tell us. He will be missed! Love to you all, Chris Patrie

Caroline Patrie

June 2, 2020

My heart is with you all as your mourn the loss of your beloved Father, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Friend. He was a hoot and I always loved chatting with him and hearing his stories. Peace to you all.
With love,
Caroline Patrie

Buffy Ward

June 1, 2020

I will miss Gerry very much, he was a wonderful person. I will always laugh and remember him teasing me about the way I walk swinging my arm and the way I say button, my thoughts and prayers are with you all!!

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