SOUTH PARIS — Gerald A. Wilmot, 66, of South Paris, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 22, surrounded by his caring staff. Gerry eventually succumbed to a persistent respiratory illness.

Gerry was a longtime resident of the Hebron, South Paris and Harrison area. He attended a number of local day programs. Gerry was a good worker, and one of his favorite jobs was washing and cleaning the local firetrucks and cruisers. Throughout his career, Gerry made a host of friends and he will be truly missed.

Gerry attended the Special Olympics for years and won a multitude of medals. He enjoyed all aspects of this event, especially the final dance. He was a very social person and made friends easily. One of Gerry’s favorite things in life was anything to do with professional wrestling. He knew all the wrestlers’ names and attended live events whenever possible.

Gerry leaves behind two lifetime housemates, Georgia Cote and Janis Norris; as well as two residential support families, the Arsenault/Anderson and Beller families, who embraced him and his housemates in their midst for more than 35 years.