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Gerald R. Pelletier

Born: Sun., Aug. 18, 1946
Died: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Dec. 12, 2017
Location: Hanley and Sons

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Wed., Dec. 13, 2017
Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church

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 Gerald R. Pelletier, 71 of Mishawaka passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 in his home with his loving family by his side.

 He was born on August 18, 1946 in Caribou, ME to the late Wilfred J. and Irene D. (Paradis) Pelletier. He moved to the Michiana area in 1972 coming from Connecticut. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era.  Prior to his illness he was the Vice President of Wiltfong United Van Lines, Mishawaka.

 On April 20, 1968 in Farmington, CT he married Esther G. Canales who survives.

Gerald is also survived by his sons, Galen D. (Lori) Pelletier of Mishawaka, Ronald W. (Kathy) Pelletier of Westfield, IN, Billy D. (Stacy) Pelletier of South Bend, Steven I. (Elin) Pelletier of Denver, CO and Allen W. (Julie) Pelletier of Granger, IN; seventeen grandchildren, two sisters, Celine (Rick) Spooner of Cape Cod, MA and Dorene Sundgren of Bristol, CT; and two brothers, James (Willa) Pelletier of Oak Island, N.C. and Allen (Cindy) Pelletier of Terryville, CT.

 He was preceded in death by a brother, Jeff Pelletier in 2008.

 Gerald enjoyed going fishing, bowling and he loved spending time with his grandchildren and family all whom he loved and cherished. 

 He was a member of the Knute Rockne Kiwanis Foundation, Granger and St. Bavo Catholic Church, Mishawaka.

 Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” located at State Road 23/W. Ireland Road, South Bend. Rosary will be said at 4:30 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 52553 Fir Road, Granger, IN with Msgr. William Schooler officiating.  Friends may visit one hour prior to service in the church.  Committal service, with Military Honors, will take place at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 15th at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Osceola, IN.

 PLEASE, in lieu of flowers, family request memorial contributions be made to the Knute Rockne Kiwanis Foundation, 16297 Parkwood Court, Granger, IN 46530 or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 3 International Drive, Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573.

 The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Pelletier family.

 Condolences may be expressed online through our website: www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com


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Exelia Pelletier
   Posted Sun December 10, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. I loved him as well as all of Will and Irene's kids. They were all so special to Uncle Raoul and I. Many fond memories of them growing up in Bristol.
My prayers are with you Esther and family.

Exelia Pelletier
   Posted Sun December 10, 2017
Esther and family,
Please accept my condolences. Jerry was very loved by all of his family. We fondly remember him growing up in Bristol and spending time there with Will and Irene and his brothers and sisters.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Love you
Aunt Exelia

Jennie Bouchard
   Posted Sun December 10, 2017
Esther and family: My heart breaks for you. A gentle kind soul has found his way to heaven and a pain free ever-after life. Deepest heartfelt sympathy on your loss. Time will ease the pain, but never the memory of him. My love to all, cousin, Jennie

Jennie Bouchard
   Posted Mon December 11, 2017
Esther and family: My heart breaks for you. A gentle kind soul has found his way to heaven and a pain free ever-after life. Deepest heartfelt sympathy on your loss. Time, they say, will ease the pain, but never the memory of him. Love, Cousin Jennie

Ronnie & Della Pelletier
   Posted Mon December 11, 2017
Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss; my prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. May the love of your family comfort you in the days ahead.

david woods
   Posted Mon December 11, 2017
Dear Esther and family
Jerry was a long time friend, professional collegue and fellow Knute Rockne Kiwanian and I am deeply saddened by his passing !!!! He was so easy to work with and the utmost professional in the business world. Likewise, he was a wonderful gentleman as a volunteer serving the less fortunate within our community. The world and our Michiana community have lost a kind hearted servant of his fellow human beings. My heart aches for you, his family, on his passing. Please know he was loved those who knew him and by those he served and he will be missed !!!

Raymonde Pelletier
   Posted Mon December 11, 2017


Dear, loving friend and loving Uncle. You will be missed by all. We love you. Raymonde, Michael & Heather

Tommy Leszcz SBPD Ret.
   Posted Mon December 11, 2017
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a Special Guardian Angel to watch over you.

Mike Wiltfong
   Posted Mon December 11, 2017
One of the nicest gentleman I've had the pleasure of knowing.....

Shirley Barkas
   Posted Mon December 11, 2017
Dear Esther and Family,
I want to send my deepest sympathy with the passing of your beloved husband and father Jerry! I am so sad and I will be praying for your strength at this difficult time! Jerry was a wonderful man and friend. Will miss seeing him with you Esther at church at St. Bavo's on sunday. But you will see him again someday in heaven!!! Love and prayers.
Shirley(Lanko) Barkas.

Mike voisine
   Posted Tue December 12, 2017
My condolences to the family of my extended cousins.i don't know the details but I know the end results are that he is joining good company. My prayers are with you all. Rest in peace Gerry.

Fred Kile
   Posted Tue December 12, 2017
Jerry was the nicest man I have ever met. He will be missed.

Tom and Carol Sergeant
   Posted Tue December 12, 2017
Please accept our deepest sympathy. What a wonderful man he was! He had such a strong influence on our son, Jason. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. Billy, please know how much we are thinking of you today and always.

Joe DeKever
   Posted Tue December 12, 2017
Prayers offered for Gerry. He was a good man and his memory will live on in their children. R. I. P.

Jackie Hardman
   Posted Wed December 13, 2017
I extend my sorrow and prayers to your family on the earthly death of your husband, father, grandfather, brother or uncle. Jerry was a good man, A good Christian and a fine example
Of GOD'S command that we be like His Son JESUS in this world.
May he Rest In Peace. May his remaining family be strong and courageous in their loss.

Janine O'Keefe
   Posted Sat December 16, 2017
I was sadden to hear of Jerry's death. I sympathies and prayers are with you, Esther, and your family. Jerry touched many life's with his goodness and kindness. He will be missed. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal" ( from an Irish tome stone). May God grant you peace. Much love, Janine O'Keefe

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