December 24, 1934 – June 10, 2018
Dear Family & Friends, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Jerry Kehoe passed away peacefully at the age of 83 on June 10, 2018 at his home in Ft. Myers, FL. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends. Jerry was born December 24, 1934 in Mineola, NY and raised in Port Washington, NY. He married Patricia in 1957. They moved to Centereach, NY and started their family. Jerry was a Plumber/contractor. In 1977 he moved his family to Caper Coral, FL. and continued his career with Franzese Plumbing until he retired in 1990. Jerry was a great Dad and was very active in his kids’ lives. He enjoyed yearly family trips and summers spent at his lake house in Blairsville, GA. He was a frequent visitor of the Lucayan Resort & Casino in the Bahamas, where he was known as Mr. K. He also enjoyed traveling throughout Europe with his wife. Jerry was very well known, liked and respected by countless friends. His kindness as well as his sense humor was a gift to all who knew him. He loved his large family and being called “Poppy” by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Patricia; 3 daughters, Kelly (Gary), Nancy (Lloyd), Penny (Tim); 7 grandchildren, Jennifer (Bill), Christopher, Ashley (Chase), Tricia (Justin), Brock, Dallas, Grace, as well as 6 great-grandchildren, Ramsey, Abby, Emma, Cayden, Ava, Celyn. Jerry was preceded in death by his father Andrew, mother Mary, sisters Ginny and Mary, God-child Lisa and great-grand daughter Caleigh.
Visitation will be from 5 - 8pm on Friday, June 22nd at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Saturday, June 23rd at St. John XXIII Catholic Church, 13060 Palomino Ln., Ft. Myers, with the Rite of Committal and internment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to St. John XXIII Catholic Church.
- Jerry Kehoe is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Patricia, as well as 3 daughters, Kelly (Gary), Nancy (Lloyd, Penny (Tim), as well as 7 grandchildren, Jennifer (Bill), Christopher, Ashley (Chase), Tricia (Justin), Brock, Dallas, Grace, as well as 6 great-grandchildren, Ramsey, Abby, Emma, Cayden, Ava, Celyn. Jerry was preceded in death by his Father Andrew, Mother Mary, Sisters Ginny and Mary, God-child Lisa and great-grand daughter Caleigh.
- Visitation Friday, June 22, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 23, 2018
- Rite of Committal Saturday, June 23, 2018
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July 25, 2018
It has taken me this long to be able to sit down and write some memories of you. My heart aches every day because I miss you so much. I still feel in shock that you are gone. I still go to pick up the phone to call you and remember I can't. I have a hugh void in my life without you. I hope I did right by you the last days of your life--I wanted you to be comfortable. You were the best dad in the world. You never judged me, you always supported me and you made me laugh my whole life. You were always there for your whole family, so kind, gentle and giving. Everybody loved you dad. I will miss you every day of my life. Until we see each other again.
June 19, 2018
Jerry, I believe that you lived your life the way God Intended. You and your beautiful Patricia, who were married for over 60 years, still respected and loved each other deeply. Together you raised the most amazing daughters. They Blessed you both with your amazing Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. This wonderful group of people that are your Family, have been faced with Many Challenges in their lives, and have managed to Love and Support Each Other. Now, while they are Grieving your Loss, they continue to provide their love and support for one another, and Patricia. They learned about how to live and love from you.
The last time I saw you, was in the Hospital and you were going down for a test. As you were being wheeled away, you reached out your hand and touched mine and said "Bye Jo". Well "Good Bye, Jerry". I will love you forever.
Rosemarie Lombardo - Drygla
June 16, 2018
Our Heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your dear Jerry .
A wonderful man that was a friend to all . A larger than Life Spirit.
His obvious , unending love for his wife Patricia , daughters
and grand children was a joy and inspiration to see.
We have always enjoyed our Chats and visits with Jerry , as he
was always so welcoming and no doubt had good advice on;
the ways of living a good life .
Jerry will remain on our minds and in our Hearts , Till we meet again .
Love Always , The Lombardo - Drygala Family
(Rose, Rainer ,Milly) Cape Coral , Fl.
June 13, 2018
It was my extreme pleasure to meet this gentile giant.i have worked with Patricia for over two years and love her IRISHNESS.Jerry and i shared the front and back birthdays of JESUS.His christmas eve,mine the day after(twin sister).the sharing of gifts covering both celebrations were enjoyable stories between us.now,to Patricia,yourJerry was fully aware of the strength and love and caring you posessed and i admire you so much.may GOD be with you.p.s.
Hes setting the table for those he loved.
Kirby and linda kerrigan
June 13, 2018
There are in the end three things that last: faith, hope, and love, and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
Though your heart must hold deep sadness right now, may it also hold the blessings of the love that will always be a part of you… Praying that God will comfort your heart, uplift your spirit, and carry you through this time of sadness.
Terzagian, Nugteren and Manson Families
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