July 1, 1931 – April 6, 2018
Gerald Giroux, 86
WINSLOW, ME – Gerald T. Giroux, 86, of Winslow, died April 6, 2018; at his home, surrounded by his family, following an intense battle with cancer. He was born July 1, 1931, in Disraeli, Quebec, the youngest of 14 children of Eugene Giroux and Georgianna (Jacques) Giroux.
He attended school in Disraeli. He was employed at Colby College for over 25 years. The family owned their own newspaper business for over 35 years, and he was quite well known by many for his several years of delivering newspapers on a daily basis. He, along with his family, currently owns Berry’s Stationers. There, he enjoyed working alongside his family members, putting frames together, and, of course, socializing with the customers.
He married Yvette, the love of his life, in 1964 and they spent 44 happily married years together until her death in 2008. They raised two wonderful children and their grandchildren, with whom they were very close and always together. Family was very important to “Pepere.” He spent many years attending events, cheering on his children and grandchildren and supporting them in every way.
Pepere was a man of deep Catholic faith. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Winslow Council #7300. He was a member of the 4th Degree Assembly #341. He was a communicant of Corpus Christi Parish and a regular at the 4:00 PM mass at St. John’s on Saturdays.
Survivors include his children: Michael W. Giroux and his wife, Barbara, of Augusta; Michelle A. Giroux-Paré and her husband, Rick, of Winslow; his grandchildren, Daniel, Dorothy Anne, and Dominique Giroux-Paré; and Stephanie Pinkham and Nicholas Masse; one brother, Robert and his wife Lorraine of Disraeli, Quebec, Canada; and one sister, Gabrielle LaFlamme of Beaulac, Quebec, Canada; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his wife, Yvette; parents; five brothers, Ernest, Lucien, Louis, Fernand, and Clement; and six sisters, Rene, Cecile, Marie, Therese, Rollande, and Aline. Visiting hours will be on Friday, April 13th from 4:00 to 7:00 at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 14th at 12:00 pm by the Rev. Daniel Baillargeon at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument Street, Winslow. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.
Donations may be made in his memory to: St. John Regional Catholic School, 15 South Garand Street, Winslow, Maine.
- Visiting Hours Friday, April 13, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, April 14, 2018
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April 14, 2018
We sympathize with you for this great loss you.
We will think of you in our prayers.
May God give you strength and bless you.
Cousin Dennis and Renee Giroux
April 12, 2018
So very, very sorry to hear of Gerry's passing. Knew him first at Colby, and then enjoyed when I'd run into him when he'd be in the store at Berry's downtown. Always a wonderfully warm and positive individual. I'll miss him - we need more people like him in the world today. Rest in peace, Gerry.
April 11, 2018
So sorry for your loss. I remember your Dad delivering papers to Hojos for many years. He was always so nice! My thoughts are with your family at this difficult time.
April 11, 2018
My heartfelt condolensces to the Giroux Family—I remember Mr. Giroux at every Mount Merici mass, function, and presentation proudly supporting Michael and Michelle in everything they did.
April 9, 2018
My deepest sympathies to the Giroux family. Gerald will be greatly missed.
April 9, 2018
Such a kindly, gentle soul. I will always remember saving his special cup of coffee. Condolences to his wonderful family. He is with God now.