Gerard "Gerry" R. Gignac
long time Dracut resident; 86
DRACUT -- Gerard "Gerry" R. Gignac, 86, long time Dracut resident, died peacefully Thursday, August 22nd, at Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers, MA. He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth (Marcotte) Gignac who passed away in 1997.
Gerard was born in Dracut on October 29, 1926, a son of the late Ruth (Delisle) and George A. Gignac. He received his education in the Dracut schools, and was a graduate of the Lowell Trade School. After graduation, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
For over 15 years Gerry worked as an engineer in the maintenance department at Lowell General Hospital until his retirement in 1991.
Gerry loved racing. Beginning in the 50's with Car Racing and eventually evolving into his great passion of Boat (Hydroplane) Racing. His other great joy was his family, especially watching his sons grow and develop their own achievements in his favorite sport.
Gerry is survived and will be greatly missed by his son Jay R. Gignac and his wife Susan of Greenfield, NH; his brother Ronnie Gignac of Dracut, MA; Daughter-In-Law Linda Gignac of Lowell, MA; two grandchildren, Shawn Gignac, Crystal McKiel and her husband Tim all of Lowell; He is also survived by two great-granddaughters, Becca and Cassie McKiel, several nieces and nephews and his very close friend Alberta Chappell of Lynnfield, MA.
He was predeceased by his son Gerard "Gi" Gignac in 1993.
GIGNAC -- Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeveiw Avenue, Dracut, on Sunday August 25th from 2 to 6 p.m. His Funeral Service will take place at the funeral home on Sunday at 5 p.m., with his Cremation to follow on Monday August 26th at 10 a.m. at Merrimack Cremation Service, 10 Henry Clay Dr., Merrimack, NH. To leave an online condolence, story or messages please visit www.dracutfuneralhome.com.
Published in Lowell Sun from Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, 2013