Gerard's Story

CARIBOU - Gerard L. Belanger, 98, passed away on April 8, 2016 in Houlton. He was born in Caribou, September 13, 1917, the son of the late Vital & Victoria (Ouellette) Belanger.

He married Azilda Banville on October 15, 1940. Gerard was a very hard worker all of his life, working as a woodman and then in potato farming. In retirement, he enjoyed making wood crafts which included potato trucks, barrels and other crafts. Many of his crafts have traveled all over the world to remind people of their days back on the farm. He enjoyed doing crafts fairs with his daughter Patricia and meeting friends new and old, sharing his talents. He was a devoted and lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Gerard is survived by daughter, Patricia, sons Robert, Michael, Gary, Donald and wife Mary and daughter-in-law, Carolyn, grandchildren, Tricia Peterson, Anisa & Marya Belanger, Steve Deschaine, Donald Belanger Jr., Laura Nawmann and many nieces and nephews. Gerard was predeceased by his wife, Azilda, and sons, Ronald & Delbert and six siblings. We were blessed to have had such an amazing man in our lives and will miss his warmth, kindness and generosity.

Friends may call at the Mockler Funeral Home 24 Reservoir Street Caribou 6-8 pm Friday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Saturday April 16, 2016 from the Parish of the Precious Blood Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will be late in the spring in the parish cemetery. Friends who wish to contribute in Gerard's memory may do so to the Sacred Heart Church Building Repair fund. Envelopes are available through the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff at Madigan Estates Nursing Home for their care and support during Gerard's final days. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com
Published in Bangor Daily News
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