Jerry Bacon of Ellenton, Florida (formerly of Mulliken, Michigan), age 85, joined her Father in heaven on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Jerry was born October 15, 1927 to Joseph and Florence Abbruzzese. She was a resident of Mulliken until retiring to Ellenton, Florida in 1987. Jerry's beloved husband of 67 years, Darrell Max Bacon, preceded her in death on January 29, 2013. Jerry was a retiree of the Michigan Hospital Association and a life-long tax preparer. Jerry is survived by three sons, Richard (Beth), Tom (Debbie) and Dennis (Ginny); three grandchildren Shawn Bacon, Kristen (Jason) Tweddle and Erica Bacon; three great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Taylor Tweddle and Jaxon Bacon; sisters, Jackie Bratschi and Jo Parshall. Jerry was preceded in death by her brothers, Phil, Bob, and Charles (Chick) Vandevelde. Frank and Bill Abbruzzese and sister Francis Tribble. Services will be held in Ellenton, Florida at the United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 30th at 11:00AM.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Geraldine's name to TideWell Hospice.The burial service will be in Mulliken Michigan at Barker-Leik Funeral Home on Monday, June 3rd. The family will receive friends at Barker-Leik Funeral Home from 10:00-11:00AM followed by a graveside service at Meadowbrook Cemetery.
Published in The Bradenton Herald on May 30, 2013