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DR. GERALD R. "JERRY" GARRETT 1940 - 2013

DR. GERALD R. "JERRY" GARRETT

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March 24, 2015
Gerry Garrett was my friend, teacher, and mentor. He was on my dissertation despite being terribly busy with other projects. He also got me involved with INCASE where I presented my first paper at a conference. He came and visited me in Newport, RI once or twice and had a great time. I will miss you my friend. Consummate sociologist, sports nut and a truly fine human being. Thank you for being in my life. Gerry Willis
January 17, 2015
Jerry, another day without seeing you is a heartache. However, each day is a day with sunshine when we get to think of you. You'd still be going crazy after the Mighty Cougs beat the Orygun Ducks in overtime - 108-99. We would have been talking!!!! Go Cougs
January 16, 2015
Gerry Garrett generously brought his talent and incredible energy into the Norfolk Prison Colony in Massachusetts and shared without restraint. It is impossible to gauge how many lives were changed and set straight by his example and ability to make humanity a common-sense solution to societies ills. While he is truly missed, his sparkling influence will continue, his energy remains and that drive to help those in need has to live on, eternally.
January 15, 2015
Just talking about the "great G" recently as cousin Carolsue always referred to Gerry. I miss him and think of him often. So glad we shared so many summers in Cape Cod. Xoxo
January 14, 2015
Two years and it seems like just yesterday we lost you. We think of you always. Love you
January 14, 2015
I was a friend and colleague of Gerry through the addictions faculty INCASE which he was President of in the mid 1990s. He did a marvelous job. I also was a coauthor of a book that we had a hard time getting published. He visited me in Brooklyn shortly before he vanished. I and his friends could not figure out what happened to him. A year later he had an accident not far from here and passed away, which I saw in the local papers. We never fathomed why he disappeared during that year. We wished he had remained with that book. More so, we missed his presence and friendship and energy. A terrible mystery.
January 13, 2015
Oh my.......I searched for Gerry Garrett to see what he was up to since I have missed my mentor in my studies of homelessness.......He was a great professor, mentor and advisor while I was at UMass......unbelieveable!!! Thought He would be the one person who would never die!!
October 31, 2014
Dr. Garrett was an open and caring individual who was invested in helping individuals and organizations change. I am very grateful for the opportunity he provided me with, as well as all that he contributed to his fields of expertise.
June 03, 2014
While at UMass Boston,Dr.Garrett spent a great deal of his own time teaching prisoners at the Norfolk Correctional Institution near Boston. His sincere commitment to each individual, incredible sense of humor, knowledge and respect for the subject of Sociology and experience lead many to rethink their life and know their true worth. I was just one of many. I'll never forget his stylish swagger and knowing smile. Respect and passionate caring are his legacy.
May 21, 2014
I lost touch with Gerry about the time he retired from the University of Massachusetts, but never stopped wondering how he was and what he was up to. So, it is with great sadness I learned of his passing. I was a student of Gerry's at UMASS and I selected him as my advisor. He was a wonderful mentor, professor, and person. We stayed in touch for several years after I graduated and he even came to Miami and we went out to an real authentic mexican restaurant, which he really enjoyed. Gerry I will always remember the great 80's Celtics and Red Sox games we attended together. God bless

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