Nickerson Funeral Home

87 Crowell Road, Chatham, MA


Gerald Custodie

June 26, 1948September 18, 2019

Gerald “Jerry” Custodie, 71, of Harwich, passed away on September 17, 2019 from complications of cancer. He was born in 1948, originally from Chatham, he was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1970. Jerry has joined his father Anthony Custodie, his mother Jenny Naylor Custodie, his brothers Anthony Jr and Joe and his daughter Jessica in Heaven. Jerry leaves behind his sons Jason and John and his loving daughter Nicole, his grandchildren, and his brothers, James and John Custodie, and a niece and nephew. Gerald graduated from Chatham High. He worked for Chatham Mobil as an auto mechanic for 45 years where he was well liked by the people of Chatham and part of the community. Jerry enjoyed classic cars so much that he and his brother John, hosted and ran the A&W classic car show for over 20 years. Some of the other things Jerry enjoyed were NASCAR and Cape Cod Classic Car Club. Jerry was an avid New England sports fan. He was a kind, loving, and generous man and a friend to everyone. Rest in Peace Jerry, you will be greatly missed. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 1pm to 3pm at the Nickerson Funeral Home, 87 Crowell Road, Chatham, MA, followed by his burial in Seaside Cemetery, Chatham, MA.


  • Memorial Visitation Wednesday, October 9, 2019


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Jeanne Lord

October 8, 2019

Sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He will be missed.

Fred Jones

October 8, 2019

I met Gerry in 2006 when I first went to the A&W Cruise... He was very friendly and made me feel welcome. Through the years I have seen him often at the Cape Cod Classics events, even this Summer. He will be missed! My condolences to his family!
Fred Jones - President, Retired - Cape Cod Classics Car Club

Barry Springer

October 6, 2019

I started going to the Cruise Nights at A&W in Harwich Port about 15 years ago. I was new to the classic car crowd and didn’t know many people. Jerry always made you feel welcome and he helped people park their cars. He and his brother John were very non-judgemental no matter what you were driving. I’ll miss him!

Peggy Gabour

October 5, 2019

I was sad to read of Jerry's passing. We have the same birthday and for years would frequent the same bar/restaurant...making sure on our birthday we shared a libation. He was a kind man, loved his family and cared about people. I haven't seen him in awhile--RIP Jerry - will always think of you on June 26th.


October 5, 2019

During high school, Gerald was always the entertainer and his name was often being called out by Mr. Cole, the shop teacher. I remember Gerald as a kind-hearted person who was always ready for a laugh.

I am deeply sorry to hear about Gerald. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. May your beautiful memories sustain and bring comfort to you during this difficult.

Carol and Kevin Quinn

October 4, 2019

Kevin and I are so sad to hear of Jerry’s passing.
He always made us feel very welcome when we first moved to Chatham. We joined the Cape Cod classic car club and had a real good time with everyone there. Jerry and John` are the backbone of the club.
We have moved off the Cape but whenever we’ve gone down we tried to stop by to see Jerry. But it’s been a while . I remember him coming over to us & showing us his grandchild so proud he was.
Our sympathy and prayers to the family and friends down on the Cape. Stay strong.

Pamela Elmstrom

October 4, 2019

I was so very sad to see this obituary. Gerry was the kindest, gentlest, gentleman! He always had a smile and would go out of his way to help just about anyone!!
I was very happy he came to our 50th class reunion 2 years ago! I remember him at Schulters all those years, I bet one of the best employees ever!!! Peace be with you Gerry.
To his family I know he will be sorely missed, embrace all the good memories!! Pam Gleason

Dick and Laura West

October 3, 2019

Gerry was a classmate and a friend.........When I think of Gerry, a few words come to mind......Kind, gentle , devoted, a friend to all and a man I am proud to call a friend.. R.I.P you old car guy , Hot rodder.
Our deepest condolences to the Custodie family..you will be missed in so many ways, by so many people.. I wish I had known of your illness the last time I saw you....I would have given you a much bigger hug...

Lynda Bergeson

October 3, 2019

Sending love and prayers to the family and friends.

Howard Whelden

October 2, 2019

Gerry was one of the most hard-working, kindest people you could ever meet. He always gave 110%, no matter what the task was.

I will miss seeing you, my friend.

May you rest in peace.