Jerry's Story

CRYSTAL - Jerry W. Tapley, 57, beloved husband of Denise (Burpee) Tapley, died December 30th, 2014 at his home in Crystal, Maine.

Jerry was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed sharing his love of the outdoors with his children Chase, Evan, and Vanessa Tapley. He lived every day to the fullest and on his own terms.

He is survived by his loving wife Denise and their three children, daughter Angel Danforth and husband Dennis of East Millinocket and their children, Britney, Brandon, Dylan, Audrey, and Addison. His son Jered Tapley of Brunswick and his wife Nichole and their son Ethan, his son Philip and his fiancé Courtney of Lewiston.

He is also survived by his mother and stepfather Jacqueline and David Pratt of Staceyville, his sister Kathy Pineau and husband Rick of Millinocket, sister Gretchen Rush and husband Everett of Benedicta, brother George Tapley Jr. of Molunkus, brother Charles Tapley and wife Christy of Millinocket, and sister Karen Ethier and husband John of Hampden. Also, will be missed by his in-laws Marilyn and Raymond Burpee of Benedicta and his loving sisters and brother in laws, Barb and Tony Hawkins, Diane and Frank Sawyer, and Barry Burpee. He will be remembered fondly by his many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his father George Tapley Sr. in 2009 and stepmother Joanne (Daisey) Tapley in 2014. Also his dear grandparents Helen and Clayton Gifford of Millinocket.

Per his wishes there will be no funeral service.

Jerry you will be forever missed.
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