Obituaries: Gerald Jacques

Gerard Jacques, 81, of Bristol, beloved husband of Lorraine T. (Theroux) Jacques, died on Friday (June 17, 2016) at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford.   Gerard was born in Vallee Junction, Canada on October 14, 1934 and was one of 12 children of the late Noel and Marie Ange (Nadeau) Jacques.  He was raised in Canada and moved to Bristol at the age of 29.  He retired in 2008 after 46 years of employment with the West Hartford Stair Co.  He was a member the Bristol Lions Club and a past member of the Bristol Knights of Columbus and a parishioner of St. Gregory Church, Bristol.  Besides his wife of 39 years, Gerard is survived by a daughter Joanne Larson and her fiancé Donald Newburry of Terryville; two step-sons, Kevin Cyr of Bristol and Paul Cyr of Wisconsin; a step-daughter and son-in-law; Sharlene and James Pawelski of Fairburn, SD; two brothers: Jules Aime Jacques and Yvon Jacques, of Canada, a sister: Denise Cloutier of Canada; five grandchildren, Melissa Davis and her husband, Brian, Julia Marie Pawelski, Richard Larson, Aubrey, and Austin Newburry  three great grandchildren ; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by eight siblings.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on July 21, 2016 at 10 AM at St. Gregory Church, Bristol.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lions Low Vision Center, c/o Bristol Lions Club, PO Box, 1421, Bristol, CT 06011-1421.  Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, is in care of arrangements.  Please visit Gerard’s memorial web-site at www.FUNKFUNERALHOME.comobituary