Gerard L. Marcotte BARRE — Gerard L. Marcotte, 94, a former longtime Barre resident, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at the Ridgewood Center Nursing Home in Bedford, New Hampshire. Born Nov. 21, 1924, in Barre City, he was the son of Rosaire and Eva (Roy) Marcotte. He attended elementary school in Barre and was a graduate of Spaulding High School as part of the Class of 1942. Following his graduation, he went on to attend a technical school and specialized in Radio Engineering. On March 3, 1943, Gerard enlisted in the United States Navy. He served with distinction as a Sonarman throughout World War II on the USS Ira Jeffrey and the USS Haverfield. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 20, 1946. Following his service to his country, Gerard married Lorraine M. Butler on Nov. 4, 1950, in Websterville. The two made their home for many years on Ayers Street in Barre where they raised three wonderful children. Gerard spent his working life as the chief radio engineer at WSKI in Montpelier. He eventually retired after a long career there. He was a member of the St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre, the Boy Scouts of America, the Knights of Columbus and the Barre Elks Lodge #1535. Throughout his life, Gerard held many hobbies and interests. The most important of those included woodworking, electronics repair, organizing and attending Navy ship reunions, and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include his daughter, Margaret Piecuch and husband Stan, of Goffstown, New Hampshire; his son, Jerry Marcotte and wife Wendy, of Windsor Locks, Connecticut; as well as two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves his two sisters Pauline Jones and Lena Verkouille. He was predeceased by his wife, Lorraine Marcotte; his daughter, Susan Marcotte; his sisters Rita Bai, Aline Mestel and Yvette Trottier. A graveside service to honor and celebrate Gerard’s life will be held in the St. Sylvester Cemetery in Barre Town at the convenience of the family in the spring. The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements. For memorial guestbook, visit

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lisa plant

Although i"ve lived on Hill St 50+ yrs i didn"t have the pleasure of meeting Jerry till about 20 yrs ago when he volunteered at Rowan Court Health and Rehab. Jerry was such a ray of sunshine to us. Always with a smile and gentle touch to our residents.

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