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Donald Gero

1935-2016 Wilmington Donald Joseph, "Don" Gero, 80, of Somerset Road, Wilmington passed away early Thursday morning, June 2, 2016 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington following a period of declining health. Mr.Gero was born in Mooers Forks, New York on December 13, 1935 the son of Henry and Emma (Lavalley) Gero. He was raised in Brattleboro where he attended Brattleboro public schools. He had been employed as a machine mechanic at Putney Paper Mill where he retired following many years of faithful service with the company. Previously he had worked at the former Concel Paper Company and Albany Paper Works (APW) in Brattleboro. A longtime resident of Brattleboro, he moved to Wilmington (Somerset) in 1980. An ardent outdoorsman, Mr. Gero enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, snow mobiling, four-wheeling and spending time with his family and close friends. He was a communicant of Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church and while a resident in Wilmington attended Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Survivors include five sisters, Mildred Momaney and Lily Record, both of Brattleboro, Margaret Leclair of Thorndike, Mass, Cora Odenphael of Morehead City, NC, and Mary Oates of Turners Falls, Mass, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Additionally he leaves his close friends of the Wilmington area that include, Chris Oriol, Greg Dwyer, Jim Sanders, Bernie Bellemare and Winfield Gates. He was predeceased by three brothers, Alfred, Victor and Earl Gero. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11:30 A.M. at Saint Michael's Catholic Church with Fr. James Dodson, pastor, celebrant. Burial will be in the Gero family lot in Saint Michael's Parish Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 P.M
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on June 7, 2016
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