Gerald T. Polaski Sr.

April 2, 1936November 20, 2020

Gerald Thomas Polaski Sr., a native of Morgan City and a resident of Lafayette, was called to his heavenly home on Friday, November 20, 2020 at the age 84.

The most important thing to Gerald was spending time with his family. He also loved helping others and making people laugh. Gerald enjoyed the little things like bread and coffee in the morning, home cooked meals and bragging on his grandkids.

Those left to cherish Gerald's memory are his wife of 63 years, Edith Mayon Polaski; his son, Gerald Thomas Polaski Jr and his wife, Tammy; and two grandchildren, Brittany Polaski and partner Taylor Faul , and Brett Polaski.

He was welcomed into Heaven by his parents, Robert J. and Lillian Solar Polaski; and three siblings, Jimmy Polaski, R.J. Polaski, and Linda Theriot.

The family requests that a time of visitation be observed on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 11am until time of dismissal at 1pm at Hargrave Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Gerald following visitation on Friday, November 27th at 1:30pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Following services, Gerald will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.

The family would like to thank PACE of Lafayette and the Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice for their love and support during his illness.

In keeping with government mandates regarding limited gatherings, all guests are required to wear masks upon entry of the funeral home or church and are urged to follow social distancing protocols.

In lieu of flowers, donation can to be made in Gerald's memory to the Miles Perret Center Cancer Services of 2130 Kaliste Saloom Rd. #200 Lafayette, LA 70508.


  • Visitation

    Friday, November 27, 2020

  • Eulogy

    Friday, November 27, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, November 27, 2020

  • Graveside

    Friday, November 27, 2020


Gerald T. Polaski Sr.

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kathleen guidry

November 27, 2020

Gerald thank you for the honor of caring for your dad! I was so touch by his love for his family especially your mom and his grandchildren! I so appreciate his sharing his memories of my dad. That really meant a great deal to me. Y’all will be in my prayers as you say your final farewell on earth. Remember your dad will always be with you! I will pray for your mom and always remember the love they shared and gave to you! You made them proud! God bless!

Michael Sons

November 25, 2020

My Heart is Hurting of Uncle Gerald Passing before I Could Tell Him 1 more Time, That I Loved Him! I'll miss our Talks& Laughing@ Our Jokes!, I'm Praying for Aunt Edith& Gerald Jr.& Everyone in the Family!, He Was A Great Person To Everyone!, So May He Rest In Peace!, No More Pain, In The Name Of Jesus, Amen, Amen!
Sons Family

Michelle Hebert

November 24, 2020

I loved how Mr Gerald always spoke his mind, he never left you guessing. I love how he loved and care for his wife/Edith and how he loved and was so proud of his family. Michelle Hebert, Pace

Dana Icenhour

November 23, 2020

Please accept our deepest condolences and know we will be holding your family up in prayer at this time🙏❤️Dana, Ike and uncle Berwick

Bubba Thompson

November 22, 2020

Sorry to hear about his passing!!

Christina Mills

November 21, 2020

RIP Uncle Gerald ,you will be missed

Doris Ardoilino

November 21, 2020

RIP Uncle Gearld,we will see you again in heaven.
Aunt Edith and Gerald,I wish I was there to be with you guys.
But know you's are in my thoughts and prayers and always in my heart .Love you's big.Doodie


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