Nov 17, 1945 - Oct 9, 2020
Jerome (Jerry) Dennis Ginley, 74, of Venice, Florida (formerly of Holyoke and Longmeadow, Massachusetts), passed away on October 9, 2020 from congestive heart failure exacerbated by COVID 19. Jerry was born in Holyoke, MA. the youngest of five children, on November 17, 1945. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School and received a Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University.
Jerry was married to Mary Thoubboron on August 29, 1978. Jerry served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970. He then worked as an insurance underwriter for almost forty years. After moving to Venice, he worked as a custodian for the Sarasota County Schools. He retired in April of 2012 and immediately took off on a road trip to see grandkids and the Grand Canyon. He found the kids more amazing than the Canyon. Jerry coached his son's baseball and basketball teams and chaperoned school field trips. He volunteered at the Jacaranda Library in Venice and most recently worked on the Biden campaign.
He enjoyed reading, travel, golf, theater, music, cards (he could easily beat his wife but not his grandchildren) and watching sports. Most of all he enjoyed being with his grandkids who called him Pop. Jerry is predeceased by his brother, Jack and sisters, Ann and Patricia. He is sorely missed by so many people. Jerry is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary; his son; Ryan Ginley, of Fairfield, Connecticut; his daughter; Erin Ross and her husband, Brent, of Flower Mound, Texas and his son; Sean Ginley and his wife, Carly, of Charlotte, North Carolina; six grandchildren; Ellyse, Grace, Alannah, Callista, Declan and Lyla; and his sister, Jane and countless family members and friends. Jerry will be remembered for his mellow personality (except behind the wheel) and his cheerful wiliness to lend a helping hand whenever needed.
He was the best caregiver a woman could wish for when his wife was going through treatment for esophageal cancer.
There will be a memorial service at the Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, FL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Snapdragon Book Foundation (snapdragonbookfoundation.org
) or the Biden/Harris campaign.