OBITUARY

Gerald Joseph Sevigny Jr.

August 7, 1958February 24, 2018

Gerald Joseph “Jerry” Sevigny, Jr., 59, of Millbury and formerly of Lowell, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester after a courageous battle with cancer, his loving companion by his side.

Jerry was born in Lowell on August 7, 1958, a son of Gerald and Adelaide C. (Jardine) Sevigny. During his youth, he was a gifted athlete who excelled in diving, ice hockey, and baseball. He then served in the United Sates Army in the Panama Canal Zone and was a proud Waterborne River Raider. For the remainder of his life, he worked primarily as a self-employed contractor in the construction business. A brilliant storyteller, generous and loyal friend, and deeply loving man, he will be greatly missed by his friends near and far, who became his extended family and support system.

He is survived by his children, Thomas Sevigny of NH, Erin Fuller of MA, Stephanie Trainor of MA, and George Porter of AZ; siblings, Robin Cayer of Coconut Creek, FL, Patty Ouellette of Dracut, MA; companion, Erin Young and her children Logan and Caitlin, who he loved as his own, all of North Grafton. He also leaves many special aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and his beloved beagle, Sparky. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Ann Durand.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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REMEMBERING

Gerald Joseph Sevigny Jr.

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Dan Grady

March 17, 2018

This isn't a memory, it's a song by U2.
This is for Jerry and his family.


Something is about to give
I can feel it coming
I think I know what it is
I'm not afraid to die
I'm not afraid to live
And when I'm flat on my back
I hope to feel like I did

Cause hardness, it sets in
You need some protection
The thinner the skin

I want you to know
That you don't need me anymore
I want you to know
You don't need anyone, anything at all

Who's to say where the wind will take you
Who's to know what it is will break you
I don't know which way the wind will blow
Who's to know when the time has come around
Don't wanna see you cry
I know that this is not goodbye

In summer I can taste the salt in the sea
There's a kite blowing out of control on a breeze
I wonder what's gonna happen to you
You wonder what has happened to me

I'm a man, I'm not a child
A man who sees
The shadow behind your eyes

Who's to say where the wind will take you
Who's to know what it is will break you
I don't know where the wind will blow
Who's to know when the time has come around
I don't wanna see you cry
I know that this is not goodbye

Peter Bigwood

March 10, 2018

Jerry and I worked together on and off over the last twelve years. He was a man of many stories. Whenever someone on the job site had a story to tell, Jerry could do you one better. He also had a steady stream of funny expressions ("I was born at night, but it wasn't last night!") and could be very persuasive. Jerry was one of those people who could sell ice cream to an Eskimo. He had a love of music, an eye for color, and a joy for living. I will miss him.

Kenneth Hardy

March 6, 2018

Bravo Zulu Job well done, you are dismissed from this flesh world to join our Commander in the spirit world. May God bless you.

L.T Hardy

Normand Caron

March 1, 2018

My sincere condolences to all of Jerry’s family and friends, treasure the memories. Although I haven’t seen Jerry in many years I have great memories from our childhood growing up in Lowell and all the good time we had together. Jerry and I first met in grade school and became good friends I remember him always having my back If anyone ever tried picking on me or giving me a hard time he was there. I remember hanging out at the Boys Club after school back when it was on Dutton Street. We went to summer camp and Jerry always encouraged me if I said I couldn’t do something he was right there to push me to do it and wouldn’t let me back down always saying "you got this you can do it" whether it be archery or swimming or anything else I had a hard time with Jerry was there to help, when I didn’t think I had it in me he knew I did. I thank you for that and your friendship all those years ago Jerry rest easy and peace be with you always.

Samuel Perez

March 1, 2018

From behalf of all the members of the 1097th River Raiders. We're sadden by the news of your passing. We will always keep you alive in our hearts for the memories you left behind are none alike. Till we meet again in the journey through the Sea of Tranquil waters. RIP.

WAYNE SEVIGNY SR

March 1, 2018

Myself,Gerry, Ronnie Scott. Basic training in 1975 Fort Dix New Jersey. On a cattle truck,(those who served know) me on left, Gerry on the right, DRILL SGT his platoon in the middle. Gerry ask permisson to speak ,Drill Sgt gives permission: Gerry how dose it feel to be surrounded by SEVIGNY'S? DRILL SGT. HE turns looks at me and ask: Private is your last name SEVIGNY? Me yes Drill SGT. DROP AND GIVE ME FIFTY! THANK YOU CUZ.
LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER NEVER FORGOTTEN. HOOAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anita Frechette-Godin

February 28, 2018

Jerry you will be deeply missed, from your sense of self and humor, your wit, but mostly your friendship... I am saddened that this was not to be in your favor as I'm sure many of us feel... I am happy that you felt the outpouring of love and had Erin by your side through everything, it is my hope she can take comfort in the memories you shared to help her through this... Until we meet again my friend, though this is one punt you can save <3...

FROM THE FAMILY