1926 – 2014

HERNANDO, Fla. — Gerald A. Delcourt passed away peacefully on May 12, surrounded by three generations of his loving family.

Jerry was born and raised in Westbrook on May 9, 1926, to Merilda (St. Pierre) and Albert Delcourt. Jerry helped support his family through the difficult economic times of the Great Depression and was unable to finish his schooling. Jerry valued his education greatly, so after many years and his success professionally, he returned to acquire his GED at age 67.

Jerry served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1950 to 1953, where he managed transportation operations. He was an avid athlete and was an active participant in most sports activities, including player-coach of the military volleyball team.

After returning from war, he returned to Kentucky, where he was selected to play semi-professional baseball for the Paducah Chiefs. There, he became the proud parent of two children and moved home to Maine. Upon returning, he met and married his beautiful wife, Sandra Hudson of Westbrook, on April 18, 1959, and they would become parents to four more children.

Over the course of Jerry’s long, storied life, he worked a number of occupations, from truck driver to fireman to city inspector, but eventually settling into the concrete industry and managing operations for Blue Rock, Dragon and Auburn Concrete for the majority of his career.

During this time, he continued to coach and play baseball/softball all over the state. Both Jerry and Sandy loved having their family around, so weekends and holidays were often home to their children, spouses and the now large family of 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Gram and Pep’s house was a boisterous, vibrant place filled with many hours of backyard softball games and other athletics.

In their later years, more time was spent watching the countless Little League, middle school and high school games of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and fundraising for youth sports.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandy; five children, Jeriece, Scott and his wife, Robin, Sherrie, Keith and Dan and his wife, Lynne; 12 grandchildren, Amy, Nikki and her husband, Scott, Brianne, Katie, Meaghan, Zachary and his wife, Cassidy, Leslie and Amber, and their mother, Lisa, and Shelby, Brandy, Taylor and Andrew; and four great-grandchildren, Sadie, Molly, Chloe and Samantha; his brother, Paul; and sister, Marie.

He was predeceased by his oldest son, Rick; two sons, Kevin and Christopher in infancy; his brothers, Roger and Bertrand; and sisters, Laurette and Anita.

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