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Gerard V. McInerney

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Gerard V. McInerney, 83, of Mechanic Street, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, Vt., after a long illness. He was the husband of June (Allen) McInerney.

Born in Montreal, Canada on July 17, 1922, he was raised in Cambridge by Timothy and Kathryn (Nolan) McInerney. He graduated from Cambridge Union School and planned to continue his education with the goal of being a sports coach but his father’s illness necessitated him going to work.

”Mac” was working at Asgrow Seed Company when World War II started. Being a Canadian citizen, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. Later he became an American citizen and served in the United States Air Force.

He worked at various jobs, retiring from the Hoosick Falls Water Department, where he had worked as chief operator for 17 years.

An active member of the community, he was a trustee on the village of Hoosick Falls Board of Trustees; a Boy Scout leader; a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the V.F.W. and the Derby Club.

He was a founding member of the Cambridge Band, having started with the Sons of the American Legion Band after World War II. He played the drums and was a former drum major.

Along with his wife of 44 years, he is survived by a son, Terry A. Kelley of East Postenkill, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the Stump Church Cemetery in North Cambridge. The Rev. George Orlemann of the Coila Church, of which Mac and June were members, will officiate and music will be provided by the Cambridge Band.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Cambridge Band, c/o Pete Bell, 10 West Main St., Cambridge, NY 12816.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, Cambridge, who may be reached at 518-677-3234 for directions to the cemetery.

Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 27, 2005
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