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Joseph L Gerhard

Died: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018


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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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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Sheron Mckinstry
   Posted Thu October 04, 2018
Paul and Kathy,I’m so sorry for the loss of your Dad,he can finally be with his Catherine. It was a pleasure taking care of the both of them,and I will keep you and the family in my prayers.

Maureen and Michael Saad
   Posted Fri October 05, 2018

To the Gerhard family,
Our deepest condolences. Mr. G was a great man and will be truly missed. Our prayers are with your family.

Michael and Maureen (Rock) Saad

Pamela & Robert Kovach
   Posted Fri October 05, 2018
Jack & Patty- So sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Both of you and your family our in our prayers. Best Regards, Pam & Bob

James Venuto
   Posted Fri October 05, 2018


Paul, Please accept our deepest sympathies for your entire family. Jim, Steph, James, and Matthew The Venuto's

Rev. John Pastor
   Posted Fri October 05, 2018
To all who loved Joe,
Our sincere condolences on his passing. It was our honor to care for him in his final days.
God's Peace,
Rev. John Pastor
Bereavement Coordinator

Tom, Marianna and Michael Pio
   Posted Sat October 06, 2018
To the Gerhard family,

So many great memories between our two families growing up as neighbors in Dudley. Your Dad was a great man and will be remembered always. Our deepest sympathies to the family.

Thomas Pio
   Posted Sat October 06, 2018

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Thomas Pio.

Our deepest sympathies from Michael Pio Sr., Thomas Pio and family.

paul g lindstrom
   Posted Sat October 06, 2018
Paul sorry for your loss of your father, great man he must have been and the son you are, all I can say is your father did a wonderful job in his life of leading his family in a most respectful loving way.

Mary Hatch
   Posted Sat October 06, 2018
Paul and family,

My condolences to all. May the many years of memories and time together help you celebrate your Dad's well lived life.

   Posted Sat October 06, 2018
What a beautiful smile, Mr. Gerhard had. I am very sorry to read of your loss. He was a very faithful and dedicated man, married 63 years! I won't pretend to know what you're going through, but what has helped me deal with the loss of those I love, is turning to the Scriptures, something that has been a real source of comfort. One Scripture that gives me hope is, John 6:40, which says: "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day.” I hope that this verse will also comfort you, and I hope you and your family can get through this difficult time. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved father, grandpa and friend. Sincerely, Meryl, jw.org - healingwordsforu@gmail.com

Linda Santana
   Posted Sun October 07, 2018
My deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your Dad. He was always the most soft, gentle, loving man with a big heart. Always had a beautiful smile no matter what. I can't imagine what you are going through right now but I'm sure with the Lord's help and knowing he will now be with your Mom will give you some comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Love and God bless, Linda Santana

Colleen Canty Kelleher
   Posted Sun October 07, 2018
Paul and Kathy, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I met him years ago and he seemed like an amazing man. You are in my thoughts and prayers. xoxo

David & Karen Rock
   Posted Sun October 07, 2018
Dear Paul, Kathleen and Gerhard family so sorry for your loss may God bless you at this time of need. The Rocks

Eileen Roxbee
   Posted Sun October 07, 2018
Our deepest condolences to all the Gerhard family.
Kevin and Eileen Roxbee

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