D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT


Gerry Dias Oliveira

November 9, 1982July 9, 2020

Gerry Dias Oliveira, 37, of West Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on July 13, 2020. Born in Hartford, on November 9, 1982, son of Fernando Dias and Ingrid (Wilson) Oliveira. Gerry enjoyed working on cars, listening to soca music, camping, taking trips to the beach and a passion for Karate, which he practiced for many years. He will always be remembered for his magnetic energy and ability to lighten up the mood whenever he walked into a room. More than anything, in whatever he did, he loved to be with his children and family. His legacy and memory shall be carried on by his three children, Tyler, Isabella and Gabrielle Oliveira and their mother Mikki (Miller) Oliveira of East Hartford. His two brothers, Shane Oliveira and his wife Marie of West Hartford and their children Andrew and Emily and Justin Oliveira and his children Bryanna and Aliyah. He also leaves two special nieces and a nephew, Samantha, Kailey and Jace of Wyoming, and his girlfriend Marinelly Diaz of Bristol. As well as countless aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Tyler Oliveira, c/o American Eagle FCU, 1245 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, CT 06110. Relatives and friends are invited to pass by Gerry’s family and pay their respects between 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21st outside the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. Everyone is asked to remain in their vehicles as they proceed through the parking lot. To leave a message for the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com


  • Public Drive Through Visitation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020


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Forrest Riley

July 25, 2020

I went to high school with Gerry, and I will always remember him as a young man who was charismatic, funny, and caring. My sincerest condolences to his family, and especially his brother, Shane. I can't begin to imagine the heartbreak over your loss. Rest in peace, Gerry.

Dawn Brereton

July 21, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to Ingrid, Fernando, Shane, Justin, Mikki, Tyler, Bella, Gabby and all the beloved family circle...

Gerry loved Life and lived Love. We would all agree Gerry and his smile brightened and energized every space he entered. My visits to Hartford are always enjoyable with the welcome warmth of family, but the next one will be a bit different. Gerry and the kids would always be there or drop by to greet me with hugs and kisses. He wore his Love on his sleeve.
I remember holding him as a baby, running around with him as a kid, and just enjoying fun times with all the boys.
My favorite memory is 2015 when Gerry made his first Trinidad Carnival run. It was a pleasure just seeing how much he enjoyed himself. Soaking up the rays, the food, the 'beverages', the Soca, the limes and the many parties we attended. It was ecstatic looking at his ear-to-ear smile throughout his stay.
We didn't live close by but he always made my kids, Jaede and Che feel close.
Gerry is now liming with the Angels and looking down on us with his brilliant smile.
Happy journey my little Cuz.
You are in God's loving arms Sweet Gerry.
Love you and will miss you always ♥️♥️♥️

Auntie Dawn
Plantation, FL

Jesus Torres

July 20, 2020

I met Gerry in 4th grade, we went to Charter Oak together and went to school together all the way through high school, as always we break out into our own groups once we get to high school but Gerry was always friendly to me just as he was when I was the new kid in Charter Oak. This news took me by surprise, I pray for strength for his family at this time. God bless you Gerry.


July 20, 2020

Guy & I worked with Gerry at Ray Seraphin Ford--so true that he could lighten up a room when he came in. He always had a smile, loved talking and sharing stories about his children. He is and will be missed very much!!

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family!

Omar Perez

July 19, 2020

Gerry and I were childhood friends. We would hang out on Boulanger Avenue in West Hartford. I remember walking up and down the street singing our remix R&B songs and just laughing. He was a humble, funny kid. Always had a smile on his face. Sad to say we lost touch after school, as many do, but I'll always remember that smile. May the Lord have you in his arms and give your loved ones the strength to get through this hard time. God bless you old friend. May you rest peacefully.

Oscar Reyes

July 19, 2020

As kids when Gerry lived in West Hartford we would play with other kids on the street everytime I went to visit my cousin Sam. I remember him as kind respectful and hospitable.

Carl and Bernadette Wilson

July 19, 2020

Our hearts goes out to the family at this difficult time. Your loss has left us deeply saddened. May he rest in peace.

Caron De Caires

July 19, 2020

To The Oliviera Family....
Ingrid , We had the pleasure of meeting you when you came to our home in Trinidad , visting with my dear friend, sister, Dawn ...I knew your Beloved son Gerry, only in Prayer and from a photo' which Dawn shared with me...I walked this Walk with All of You although I am thousands of Miles away, my Husband Jose and I are Heart Broken over the Sudden, Untimely Passing of Gerry, We speak of him as if we knew him , such a Handsome Young Man. ..
My Prayer Partners and The Worldwide Prayer Warriors Extend their Deepest Condolonces to you and your Family during this Trying Time ....May God continue to Strengthen You All, May The Holy Spirit Comfort Your Family and Gerry's Children, and His Loved Ones...
Please Be Of Good Courage , We Love You all💚 We will continue to Uplift You in Prayer...
Gerry, You Ran The Race in Grace, Rest in Heavenly Realms .
With Deepest Sympathies and Love,
Jose, Caron and Nicholas de Caires

Gloria Oliveira

July 18, 2020

My dear brother Fred & Ingrid
It was a honor & lots of love that Gerry was my nephew.
We shared family fun ,laughter & many conversations and boy he could carry a conversation.
I remember telling you Ingrid that Gerry was my
“I don’t know kid” .
Once, when he was eight years old, I took him to the Mystic Aquarium and when I asked him anything like if he was hungry or having fun ,etc with his big shy smile he shrugged his shoulders and said
“I don’t know “ it was cute.
But Gerry did know, he grew up a young bright man, kind , witty, always happy ,compassionate, loving son and father.
Gerry leaves us heart broken, we don’t why things happen the way they do in life ,but I believe from above he will watch over his three kids and us in spirt.
Although, he’s gone from our sights , but never from our hearts.
I will missed him dearly.
May you rest in peace my nephew Gerry.

love you always,
Auntie Gloria

Alicia Bowen

July 17, 2020

To my family afar, your granny Audelia Wilson will tell of the family and the stories of love.

My family is that line with your grandpa Rupert Wilson only your aunts and uncles would have known.

He was from Trinidad and Tobago which is my home.
We wait patiently for the winter when your granny would seek a warm climate to relax and enjoy family. When she wasn't with you she was with me and I adored and cared for her.

She knew of the legacy they built in the Caribbean and hoped one day all of you would one day return and learn where they had their best days.

Granny Audelia would speak of you, Gerry, for your passion for life and love.
Through her I was able to have a connection to you and all her grands and great grands she loved dearly.

She adored her great grands and never ceased to mention Isabella called Bella.
A daughter only you Gerry could help create. She prayed with all her might for her family understanding how fragile life is, she showed all of you how to live.
Teaching 'the love' is all that mattered to her and making sure the family legacy in the Caribbean remains secure.

Grandpa Rupert is my Great Uncle, his sister Flavia Wilson is my grandmother I loved and cared for deeply.

I remember their mother Cedonia Wilson whom I also loved and cared for deeply.

The children of Rupert and Audelia are known to me as Hazel, Esther(Dec). Ingrid and Louise. Their visits were sacred and enjoyable. Your mother Ingrid visited my home last year while I was still out at work. Her cousin, myh mother Ina St. Clair was at home and they had a time.

Communicating with you on social media is no longer possible but you are in my heart and I'll work with that until we meet again.


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