Gerard Dallaire
1925 - 2021
BORN
September 18, 1925
DIED
March 16, 2021
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Gerard "Jerry" Dallaire, 95, passed away on March 16, 2021 at his daughter's home where he resided for the past two years. He was the beloved husband of the late Rita (Arsenault) Dallaire, who passed in 2015. Born in New Brunswick, Canada he was the son of Clement and Judith Dallaire and was one of ten children. Formerly of Littleton, he lived on his treasured Long Lake, where he enjoyed swimming, fishing, and playing ice hockey. As a teenager, Jerry left home ready to find his way in the world. He went to work at an airport during WWII and with limited mechanical knowledge he eventually helped build Lancaster bombers for the Royal British Air Force. He had the opportunity to travel to many parts of the world while working on an oil tanker as a member of the Merchant Marines. While serving in the U.S. Army he received awards for his physical fitness. At the age of 89 years young, Jerry could still swim the length of an outdoor swimming pool under water and up until recently regularly did push-ups to keep the 'old machine in shape.' He owned and operated Jerry's Barber Shop in Acton for over 50 years. He was best known around town as 'Jerry the Barber.' On his days off he would visit local nursing homes and spend time offering free haircuts, great conversation, and a good laugh. He loved deep sea fishing, spending Saturday nights with family and friends playing lively card games, and sitting in his back yard enjoying 'nature.' Along with his wife, he is also preceded in death by his son David. He is survived by three loving children, Eva (Kevin Regan) of Westford, Nancy (Scott McAlpine) of Lancaster, and Richard (Christi) of Tenino, WA. He was Pepere to Lauren (Dan) Frisch, Kyle (Brooke) Regan, Kellen Regan, Jonathan (Justine) McAlpine, Jenna (Justin) Weatherbee, and Marissa and David Dallaire. He also leaves seven (almost eight) great grandchildren. He is survived by one sister, Margaret Cormier of New Brunswick, Canada, and many nephews and nieces. Jerry's Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Blessed Trinity Parish- St. Anne's Church, 75 King Street, Littleton. Due to Covid-19 limitations, church attendance will be limited to family only. A live-stream link will be available on the funeral home website at 9:45 am. Interment will follow in Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jerry's name may be made to: The Society of St Vincent de Paul: Blessed Trinity Parish, St. Anne's Chapter 75 King St, Littleton, MA 01460 Arrangements under the care of Badger Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, Littleton. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit: www.badgerfuneral.com.
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Published by Eagle-Independent from Mar. 19 to Mar. 26, 2021.
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Jerry was my barber for decades! Loved going there for a haircut and waiting politely for Jerry to say go have a lollipop! He will be missed!
ROBERT RHODES
Acquaintance
March 29, 2021
Dear Eva, So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. You and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time.
Anne Lee (Silva) Ellis
Acquaintance
March 25, 2021
Sending condolences to you all. What a wonderful family endures as his legacy.
Shannon Webster
March 23, 2021
So sorry for your loss he was awesome man smart,funny humble man loved him RIP Jerry
Jean Boudreau-Graham
Family Friend
March 23, 2021
Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. Gerry was wonderful. I enjoyed every minute I spent with him. He was so loved and he will be so dearly missed. I will miss him so very much. I will miss reading to him and playing cards. I will miss morning French toast and coffee. I cherished every walk and every afternoon spent outside on the porch. He made me laugh and it was a privilege to get to spend my days with him. Thank you so much for allowing me into your home and treating me as family. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to get to have such an amazing man in my life.
Emily Zinsli
Friend
March 22, 2021
Built-Rite Tool and Die LLC
March 22, 2021
Dear Eva, Nancy and Richard:
Difficult to believe your wonderful father and my father-in-law is now hanging out in heaven. Word on the street is that your Mother and brother David distracted St. Peter for Pepere to sneak through the pearly gates. I often think you measure the soul of an individual by what they do for others. Providing the elderly free haircuts on his day off, his home serving as "The Dallaire Inn" for extended family members and friends, as well as his devoted care for your Mother when her health declined were remarkable, yes saintly. What will we do without listening to his priceless sayings: "nobody home", "open the gate", "hop in", and "kick about it", are only a few that are each priceless. I couldn't have asked God himself for a better father-in-law. I'll miss him dearly. Gave me haircuts at a young age, served me room temperature beer and talked sports. What is better than that! Sweet Jesus will give this wonderful man special treatment I'm certain.
Kevin Regan
Family
March 20, 2021
Dear Eva and all the Dallaire Family, I am so so sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. I am thinking about all of you at this difficult time. Peace and Love to all of you, Barbara Whitcomb
Barbara Whitcomb
Friend
March 19, 2021
Our deepest condolences to uncle Gerard family, our thoughts are with all of you cousins during this difficult time of losing someone special. We would've love to be able to be with all of you guys but due to Covid it's not possible. Nevertheless we will be watching his funeral online. Oscar, Clarence
Oscar Cormier
Family
March 19, 2021
Eva, so so sorry to hear of your loss! My heart goes out to you and your family....... I know how much your father meant to you! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers ❤
Dawn Mathwig
Friend
March 19, 2021
Our deepest sympathies to all of you for your loss.. Thinking about all of you. From BernadetteLeblanc and Maria Leblanc
Bernadette Leblanc
March 19, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Lucie Kavanagh
Friend
March 19, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Gerard personally, but from all the wonderful stories that Eva has shared over the years there is no doubt what a wonderful, funny man he was. You have treasured memories to carry with you and I hope that comfort that smiles bring when recalling something beautiful brings you all peace.
Carla Whalen
Coworker
March 19, 2021
Our condolences to Eva, Nancy, Richard and families! It's never easy to lose a parent but cherish all the great memories. I know my father, Eric, thought a lot of his brother! Wish we lived closer.
Louise (Dallaire) Ashe
Family
March 18, 2021
Sending my condolences to Eva and the entire family. From what I have read and what you have shared, it sounds like you will have many, many happy memories to look back on and remember him. He sounds like he was truly an amazing man. Sending peace and love.
Lisa Burns
Coworker
March 18, 2021
So many happy memories, I recall. Your Dad, My Godfather, holds such a special place in my heart. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. "Our Deepest sympathies"
Judy Callahan
Family
March 18, 2021
Nancy, my condolences to you and you family on the passing of your day. Wonderful obit you posted. He was a wonderful person, God Bless.
Roland Bonneau
Family Friend
March 18, 2021
What a great guy. Never too busy to do stuff for his kids and the neighborhood kids. Like Joe said he was never to busy to resurface the shoveled out rinks at the lakes. The world needs more people like Gerry. My condolences to Eva & the Dallaire family.
Bob Kilpatrick
March 18, 2021
Our deepest sympathies to the family,

Joan & Leo Dallaire.
Leo Dallaire
Family
March 17, 2021
Mr. Dellaire was a kind, funny and thoughtful neighbor. He is missed.
linda lord
Neighbor
March 17, 2021
Mr. Dallaire was a gentleman from the get go always pleasant. He also was a super husband to his lovely wife Rita in her time of need. I will miss seeing him in church when things get back to normal. He was such FINE MAN! Joyce Halloran Littleton, Ma.
Joyce Halloran
Friend
March 17, 2021
Gerry was a nice guy. I remember as a kid David his son and Gerry would flood long lake in the middle of winter so us kids would have a nice place to play hockey. We hid behind the bath house at night to get shelter from the wind as the pumps would flood the lake. Gerry will be missed.
Joe Wetherbee
March 17, 2021
He's the best friend and father in law any girl could ever hope for!!!!!
Just like a father to me I always felt like his daughter from the first time we met 31 years ago! Definitely gonna miss him and his sense of humor, goofy push ups, visiting every year for vacations and his funny imitation of a baby crying So many things to list!!!
Pupere, you were a blessing to all of us and will surely be missed!!!!
Love and hugs.... wish memere a happy birthday up above!
Christi Dallaire
Christi Dallaire
Family
March 17, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Remember oncle Gerard as a happy and joking man. We were planning to go to the funeral but we can't cross the border. This would have been an occation to meet. Will watch on internet.
Your cousin Aurele and Irene
aurele cormier
Family
March 17, 2021
So sorry for your loss Eva.
Meg Fraser-Romilly
Classmate
March 17, 2021