Keith A. Gerry

June 21, 1927 - February 24, 2016

U.S. Veteran

Service Date:

A Graveside Service for Keith's family will be held later in the spring at Pine Grove North in Waterboro.

Keith A. Gerry, 88, a longtime resident of North Waterboro, died on February 24, 2016 at the RiverRidge Center in Kennebunk.

Keith was born at home in Brownfield on June 21, 1927 the son of Audley and Bernice (Woodard) Gerry.

Keith grew up in North Waterboro and attended local schools. He served with the United States Army and upon his return home; Keith worked in the woods and for Dwight Mills in Kezar Falls. He loved to be outdoors and worked hard as a woodman, cutting timber and firewood which he sold from his home.

Keith was the caretaker of Elder Grey Cemetery for a number of years, and he took great pride in keeping it the lawns mowed and the leaves raked in the fall. During the winter months, Keith was not one to sit idle, he plowed driveways and was ever cutting and splitting firewood to sell. He loved when families came by to pick out their perfect Christmas tree; watching the kids getting excited for their winter vacations from school. Keith was a member of the Waterboro Fire Department and worked many long hours helping to keep the streets plowed in town.

Keith and his son Tony were avid hunters. With Keith’s years of working in the woods, he knew all the good hiding places for both hunting and fishing. He enjoyed going to Beech Ridge Speedway and was known to root for any NASCAR driver that drove a Ford! Keith was a lifelong Celtics and Red Sox fan. He possessed a good sense of humor and was known to be a practical joker.

Keith’s family would like to thank the following organizations for helping to keep Keith active and engaged within the community. They appreciate their kindness, care and respect shown to their Dad. The Truslow Adult Day Health Center of Saco; The Pavilion Care Center in Sanford; RiverRidge Center in Kennebunk and Southern Maine Hospice in Scarborough.

Keith is survived by his wife of 64 years, Virginia E. (Ham) Gerry of Old Orchard Beach; one son, Anthony (Tony) Gerry of No. Waterboro; three daughters, Carmen O’Neill of Buxton, Karen Bogart of So. Portland and Kimberly Linscott of Buxton; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Keith was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Chauncey and Kermit Gerry.

A graveside service for the family will be held later this spring at Pine Grove North in Waterboro.

In Keith’s memory, please consider donating to Meals-On-Wheels, C/O Nasson Community Center, 457 Main St., Springvale, ME 04083.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.

 


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