Joseph Gerhard
Joseph Gerhard

Obituary of Joseph L Gerhard

Joseph L. Gerhard, Jr. 91 Dudley/Auburn---Joseph L. Gerhard Jr. 91, long time resident of Dudley passed away peacefully on Thursday October 4th at Brookdale Assisted Living in Auburn where he resided over the last 5 years. He was born in Providence, RI. Son of Joseph L. Gerhard and Annie I. (Maguire) Gerhard. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Catherine T. (Markey) Gerhard. He leaves 6 sons and their families: Joseph L. Gerhard III and his wife Katie of New Haven, CT, John P. Gerhard and his wife Patty of Manchester, CT, Dr. Robert T. Gerhard and his wife Joan of Halifax, Ma, Mark J. Gerhard and Angela Nichting-Brunelle of Springfield, Ma., Paul J. Gerhard and his wife Kathleen of Dudley, Ma and Glenn M. Gerhard and his wife Tammy of Manchester, CT., As well as 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Rev. John P. Gerhard, O.P., his brother George Gerhard and a sister Angela(Gerhard) Shea, wife of the late Dr. Charles E. Shea, Jr. He was a Navy veteran of WWII, serving aboard a carrier in the Pacific. In 1949 he graduated from Providence College with a degree in Chemistry. He joined the Cranston Print Works Co. in 1950 as a chemist in their Webster, Ma. Facility. He held many supervisory and managerial positions there, eventually joining their Corporate Offices providing Technical direction to the three operating plants in Webster, Ma, Cranston RI and Fletcher, NC., He retired in September 1990. His family would like to extend their sincere appreciation for the excellent care and compassion provided by Worcester Home Care in coordination with JHC Hospice. Calling hours will be 5 to 8 pm Monday Oct. 8,2018 at Bartel Funeral Home & Chapel 33 Schofield Avenue with a Funeral Mass Tuesday Oct. 9th at 10 AM at St. Anthony of Padua, 24 Dudley Hill Road, Dudley, Ma.
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Visitation

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 08, 2018 Location: Bartel Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Tue., Oct. 09, 2018 Location: St. Anthony
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