Gerard "Jerry" Edward Sutherland

December 6, 1925March 19, 2021

Gerard “Jerry” E. Sutherland passed away peacefully in Needham, MA on March 19, 2021. Jerry was a graduate of Boston College School of Social Work and went on to become a Social Worker at Boston Children's Services. He was on the faculty of The Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College before he became Regional Director of Catholic Charities. He loved doing volunteer work, especially after retirement. He volunteered with Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic for many years as well as volunteering for the Norwood Hospital Emergency Room. Jerry also enjoyed leading reminiscing groups for the Psychiatric Unit at Norwood Hospital. He volunteered as well through Morrill Memorial Library teaching English as a second language to immigrants preparing for their citizenship exams.

Jerry is preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Barbara Sutherland and his children, Lisa and Gary Sutherland. He is survived by his children: Susan Weisman and her husband Paul of Boston, MA, Eric Sutherland and his wife Leanne of Waitsfield, VT, Linda Patsos and her husband Nick of Norwood, MA, his grandchildren: Krista, Eric, Alexa, Brian, Jeffrey, Noah and Reilly, one great granddaughter, Ryan Rose and many nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by all.

Private services will be held in Jerry’s memory. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Heifer International.


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Gerard "Jerry" Edward Sutherland

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Ana Puzey

March 31, 2021

So sad to hear the loss of your dad. Your father was one of the nicest people I know. You have my deepest sympathy on your loss.

I will miss seeing him walking by himself in the neighborhood. He used to say to me, "Save a prayer for me and I will save two prayers for you" Gerry, I am saving 2 prayers for you. Rest in peace dear friend.

Revelation 21:4 "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

May God be with all the family in these difficult times.
In Sympathy, Ana and family from Countryside Lane , Norwood


March 25, 2021

I lived next door to the Sutherland family on Ridgewood Drive. I babysat for their older children. Lovely family. I think they moved to Rustic acres in Norwood and I would bump into them once and a while. Very sorry for his passing . My condolences to the children.

Sur McQuaid

March 25, 2021

My most sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad. It was an honor to have known him and I so enjoyed our many chats over the years at St. Timothy’s and Norwood Hospital. He was one of the kindest, most compassionate and thoughtful people I ever met and he set a great example for all of us to follow.
He was also a dear friend to my mother, Barbara Wilson - through their many years volunteering at the hospital and other activities around the town. He was a gift to the town of Norwood - he truly made a difference in so many people’s lives! May you always smile and know peace as you remember your remarkable Dad!