Zarro Funeral Home

145 Harrison Street, Bloomfield, NJ


Gerard Richard McDonough

October 12, 1967September 10, 2020

Gerard Richard McDonough, 52 yrs., of Bloomfield, NJ 10/12/67 - 09/10/2020 Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 4-8pm at Zarro Funeral Home, 145 Harrison Street, Bloomfield, NJ. All who would like to attend must wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 10:30 am at The Sacred Heart Basilica, Clifton Ave, Newark, NJ. All family and friends who would like to attend may meet at The Basilica for 10:15am. It is with profound sadness to share the passing of Gerard Richard McDonough. Jerry is predeceased by his parents Charles and Vincetta (Oliveri) McDonough, as well as his siblings Vicky and Richie McDonough. He is survived by his sister Doreen McCarthy, brother Michael McDonough, brother-in-law Glenn McCarthy, and Michael’s fiance’ Susan Marchello; his nieces and nephews: JoDee, Ava, Wyatt, Michael, Jesse; and his beloved fiancé Mary Pratt. Jerry was a Jersey boy, having been born in Belleville, and raised in Vailsburg before moving to Bloomfield at the age of 10, and is survived by many lifelong friends who he spoke to and saw often. Jerry’s passions always kept him close to family and friends; he brought those he loved together through his love of cooking, card games, fantasy football, and he was a lifelong Mets fan. He left lasting memories for those he knew and loved. During the last 2 years of his life, Jerry’s journey brought him an amazing and loving relationship with Mary Pratt of Clifton, NJ. Jerry and Mary enjoyed their short time together adventuring and making the most of life. He was with his Mary and watching football when God called him home. Family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852, or at kidneyfund.org.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020


Gerard Richard McDonough

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Francine Czerepusko

September 11, 2020

Sending our condolences during this most difficult time. 🙏🏻 Rest In Paradise Jerry

Derrell Downey

September 11, 2020

I'm sorry for your loss! We grow up together as you already know.. Jerry was my brother! I can't tell you the amount of pain that I feel in my body right now.. i los t a part of me. He is and will always be my best friend! We all have to stay and be strong, he's in a better place now. God will take care of him after all he is one of God's angels. ❤ RIP JERRY!! 😢😥😥


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