Gerald L. Dudley BARRE CITY — Gerald L. “Jerry” Dudley, 78, of Washington Street, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019, surrounded by his family. Jerry was born Dec. 26, 1940, to Brandon C. and Edna (Belville) Dudley, in Bethel. He married the love of his life, Bernice Chartier, on May 30, 1963, in Montpelier, and they always resided in Barre. Jerry, a hard worker, was an auto mechanic and petroleum equipment mechanic before establishing his own business, Jerry Dudley’s Auto Connection. Jerry was an avid sports fan, coaching his son’s baseball teams from Pony through Little League. He continued with “Sideline” coaching and was a huge fan and presence at all of his grandchildren’s sporting events. He enjoyed Red Sox baseball, NASCAR, Bruins Hockey and especially, the many deer hunting trips to Pennsylvania and Iowa with his son and brother Tim. His greatest enjoyments in life were spending time with his family, joking and laughing, and dancing with his wife. His proudest accomplishments were his children and grandchildren, as well as running a successful family business. Jerry is survived by his wife of 55 years; his daughters Carol Fuller and husband Carl, of Barre Town, Ann Atkins and significant-other Scott Brown, of Woodbury; and his son, Robert and wife Tammi, of Barre Town. He is also survived by four grandchildren Justin Martin and wife Brittany, of Winooski, Emily Atkins and significant-other Kyle Day, of Barre Town, Randy and Evan Dudley, both of Barre Town. His first great-grandchild, a boy, is due in July. Jerry is also survived by two sisters Marilyn Ford and Donna Scalabrini, of Barre; three brothers John, of Morrisville, Timothy, of Ankeny, Iowa, and Steve, of Barre; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, William Dudley; and his nephew, Jeffrey Ford. In respect to Jerry’s wishes, there will be no services. He will be laid to rest in Wilson Cemetery in Barre Town at the convenience of the family on a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495. The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com.