OBITUARY

Gerald D. Munro

August 31, 1934May 2, 2021

Salem – Gerald (Jerry) Daniel Munro, 86, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2021 at home in Salem. Gerald was born in The Renton, Scotland on August 31, 1934, the son of John Munro and Margaret Kennedy Munro. He emigrated to Connecticut from Scotland as a young man after serving a five-year apprenticeship for bricklaying. Following his bricklaying years Gerald opened his ladies’ clothing store “Gerald’s Designer Discounts” in Mystic, and then in Groton. He was an avid military collector and published author of many poems and historical fiction. Gerald served many years on the Board of Saint Andrew’s Society of Connecticut where his love of Scotland was an inspiration. Privately, Gerald enjoyed caring for his pets and ensuring the local wild birds were well fed.

Gerald is survived by his wife Pamela, daughter Kennedy Munro, Esq., son-in-law James Campbell Pilcher, and his sisters Marguerite Befumo of Naples, Florida and Leonora McPhail of Renton, Scotland. He will also be missed by his nephews Jeffrey McPhail, Austin McPhail, Douglas Reed, and nieces Hilary Hegney, Lorraine Sanders, and Denise James, along with many grandnieces and grandnephews. Gerald was predeceased by his brother Stanley Kennedy, sister Jaqueline MacGregor, and nephew Gerald Delagrange. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Connecticut Cat Connection of Windsor or the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

  • DONATIONS

  • Connecticut Cat Connection
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund

Services

  • All Services are Private at The Convenience of The Family

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Gerri Lewis

May 9, 2021

Dear Pam, although I never met Jerry in person, I feel like I was acquainted with him because you talked about him to us at RTC meetings. I'm sorry you lost your love, but he is "away" sharing his love of poetry to everyone in that wonderful place called heaven. I am praying for you and your family. Take good care and be well. Love, Gerri Lewis

Jeffery Mcphail

May 6, 2021

An honest man here lies at rest
The friend of man
The friend of truth
The friend of age and guide of youth
Few hearts like his with virtue warm’d
Few heads with knowledge so inform’d
If there’s another world
He lives in bliss
If there is none
He made the best of this.
R Burns..

Patricia Serluca

May 4, 2021

By now Gerald has been greeted by Robert Burns in the afterlife and they are reading poetry together. Rest in peace our dear friend.

Judith Fogg

May 4, 2021

Gerald was a wonderful husband and father. I have such great memories of the four of us doing dinners together, a New Year's party, visiting each others homes. He will always be with you in your heart.

Mary Cikatz

May 4, 2021

Pam and Kennedy,
Bob and I are so sad to hear of Gerald’s passing. He was a kind, gentle man who adored his family. I know he will be sorely missed.
Mary Cikatz

Sue Mitchell

May 4, 2021

Dear Pam,
While I cannot be with you at this time physically, I want you to know that you will be on my mind and in my heart. When you need it, a hug will be waiting for you, just reach out, and a hand will be there to hold.
Sue Mitchell Ivey

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY