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Gerald L. Bard


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Gerald L. "Jerry" Bard, 64, of Plainville, passed away with his family by his side after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer, on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Born in Frenchville, Maine on November 8, 1949, Jerry was one of three children to the late Nazaire and Annette (Belanger) Bard. Raised in Maine, he settled in Connecticut shortly before enlisting in the U.S. Army at the age of 19. He married the love of his life, Judy (Collin) that same year, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage and proudly raised a family of three. Jerry leaves a legacy of hard work and dedication at the Town of Plainville Roadways Department where he worked for close to thirty years, and leaves many friends and coworkers whom he greatly missed this past year. He had a love for travelling, having many future plans upon his retirement, and enjoyed deep sea fishing. Above all, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend, who could be called upon to help out whenever needed. He will be missed dearly, and remembered for his strength, courage, and never ending sense of humor. In addition to his wife, Judy, he leaves his children, Danny Bard of Farmington, Dean Bard of Wolcott and Tina Bard of Plainville; his adored grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Hailey, Tyler, Dean, and Alexandra; his sister, Doris Richard, brother, Carl Bard, several nieces and nephews; and two of his dearest friends, Paul Listro and Jean Tanguay. Funeral services in celebration of Jerry's life will be held on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 9 a.m. from Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St, Plainville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Committal services with military honors will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Family and friends may gather on Sunday, September 7, 2014, from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Jerry may be remembered with contributions to the at www.donate.cancer.org


Published in The Hartford Courant on Sept. 2, 2014
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