Gerald J. Hyland Jr.

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    - Deborah Sala
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Gerald J. Hyland Jr., 85, of Southington, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General.

Jerry was born in Bristol, and was the son of the late Gerald J. Hyland, Sr. and Helen (Garvey) Hyland. He was raised in Hartford, before moving to Kensington for 31 years and eventually residing in Southington. Jerry was a proud graduate of Weaver High School Class of 1946 and the University of Hartford. After 40 years of service, he retired from Aetna Life Insurance Company, working as a Underwriter. Jerry served his country honorably in the United States Air Force. He was a Communicant and Greeter of The Church of St. Dominic, Southington. Jerry was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Greylish Council 3675 of Kensington, Past Commander American Legion Hayes-Velhage Post 96, West Hartford. Jerry enjoyed exercising at the New Britain YMCA, playing bingo, doing crossword puzzles, attending monthly lunches with his cousins, and spending his quality time with his grandchildren and family. Everyone who knew "Jerry", "Sonny", "Red", "G-PA", enjoyed his company, humor, and wit.

Jerry is survived by his son, James Hyland and his wife, Lisa, of Newington; his daughter, Susan Stephenson and her husband, Jay, of Southington, with whom he resided; his loving grandchildren, David Rudnick and wife, Rebecca, Keith Hyland, Michael Hyland and wife, Mary Beth, Christopher Erk, Dennis Erk and wife, Kristen, Olivia Stephenson, and his brother, Patrick F. Hyland, of Makakilo, Hawaii; and his sister, Helen Marie Hyland, of Newington. Jerry was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Judith (Elia) Hyland.

Funeral rites for Jerry will be held Friday July 19, at 8:30 a.m. with the procession departing at 9 a.m. from the Paul A. Shaker / Farmingdale Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at The Church of St. Dominic, 1050 Flanders Road, Southington. Committal service and final resting place will be in Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, 1 Cottage Grove Road, Bloomfield. The Paul A. Shaker / Farmingdale Funeral Home, is handling arrangements. To extend condolences to the Hyland family or to share a memory of Jerry, please visit our website @
Published in Southington Citizen on July 19, 2013