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Gillooly Funeral Home

126 Walpole Street, Norwood, MA

OBITUARY

Gerald Watker

February 11, 1941August 18, 2020

Gerald Watker, 79, of Canton, passed away August 18, 2020. Born February 11, 1941 in Mountpelier, VT. He was the beloved son of John and Eva (Martin) Watker.

Gerry Moved to Wrentham between the ages of 2 to 5 and worked on a farm there for many years. In 1979 he moved into a Lifework Home in Dedham. Gerry lived there until 1981, then moving to their appartments in Norwood from 1981 to 1987 rooming with his friend Rob Bumpus. In 1987, he was one of the original members of Lifework’s new house on Clapboardtree Street in Norwood.

Gerry maintained many close relationships with friends from Wrentham, through his years with The Arc and Lifeworks. He had a long close relationship with his friend Stephanie Baumann and her family. Gerry was admired by many of the people he lived and worked with, for his forthrightness, strong opinions and advocacy on behalf of the people they serve at Lifeworks. He will be greatly missed.

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