Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Jerard J. Gervais, 83, of Raynham, World War II veteran

RAYNHAM - Jerard J. Gervais, 83, of Raynham died Wednesday evening at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston after a period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Lucienne (Dube) Gervais.

Born on June 18, 1921, raised and educated in Plainville, Conn., he was a son of the late Ovila and Reine (Langevin) Gervais.

Mr. Gervais was employed as a steam engineer on various ships and was also employed by American Brass in Connecticut.

A veteran in World War II, he served in the Merchant Marine.

In 1969, Mr. Gervais bought a dairy farm in East Fairfield, Vt., and operated it until 1974.

He is survived by two sons, Jerard F. Gervais of Battleground, Wash., and Mark Gervais of Watertown; a brother, Joseph Gervais of Connecticut; a sister, Jeanne Tirendi of Kansas; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His funeral will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Robert J. Kane Funeral Home, 605 Washington St., Easton, followed by a Mass at 10 in St. Ann's Church, Raynham.

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