Obituary of Gerard P Cyr
Gerard P. Cyr, 91, of Basking Ridge, NJ, passed away peacefully in his home on December 25th, following a short battle with cancer.
Jerry and Sylvia (Cyr) were married for 67 years and together they raised four children in Basking Ridge. He is survived by his wife, his daughters, Diane Galdieri of Basking Ridge, Louise Fichot (George) of Long Valley, Debra McGee of Annandale, and Gregory (Tammy) of Branchburg; his beloved grandchildren Melissa Lozada, Dawn Fichot, Matthew Fichot (Melissa Pinto), and Danielle Magana (Henry). He is also survived by siblings; Jeanne Cormier of Somers CT, Lucille Dionne of Grand Isle ME, Joel Cyr of Ft. Lauderdale FL, and Noel Cyr of Manchester, CT as well as many nieces and nephews.
He will be reunited with his parents, Louis V.F. Cyr and Anna Dufour Cyr, his siblings, Elise Levesque, Ernest Cyr, Ludger Cyr, Louis Cyr Jr., Henry Cyr, Cora Gagnon, Rudolph Cyr, George Emile Cyr, Germaine Ciriello, Adhemar Cyr, Peter Cyr and Paul Cyr.
Jerry grew up on a potato farm in Keegan, Maine. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952 and spent two years of service in the Construction Battalion as a Seabee building airstrips in Korea. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal and a Bronze Service Star. Upon returning from Korea, the newly married couple moved to New Jersey to start their life away from the farm. They finally settled in Basking Ridge, and Jerry became an active member of St. James Catholic Church. He looked forward to being an usher every Sunday.
Jerry was a highly respected Heavy Equipment Operator and was a 40-year member of the Operating Engineers Local 825, Springfield, NJ.
Jerry was also a member of the Knights of Columbus of Bernardsville and VFW Post 7858 of Bernardsville. He enjoyed marching with the VFW in local parades as well as the various flag raising and lowering ceremonies for Veterans Day and Memorial Day.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2022 from 4-7 PM at Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home, 101 S. Finley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ. Funeral Mass will be held at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 184 S. Finley Ave, Basking Ridge on Friday, December 30, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Basking Ridge. For further information, or to leave an online condolence message please visit www.gcfuneralhome.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gerard Cyr, please visit Tribute Store