1938 – 2014

WALES — Gerard R. Galipeau, 76, a resident of Wales, passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 10, 1938, in Lewiston, the son of Gerard and Therese (Beaule) Galipeau. Gerard attended Lewiston schools.

On Nov. 5, 1960, at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Sabattus, Gerard and Lorette Morissette were married.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army Reserves for eight years. Gerry worked as a millwright at International Paper in Jay, and worked with various construction companies before starting his own carpentry business, known as G.R. Galipeau Construction.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed going to his camp in West Forks.

Gerard was a member of the Eagles Club in Lewiston and the American Legion in Sabattus.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lorette Galipeau of Wales; his children and their spouses, Lena Galipeau and Don Champagne of Wales, Dorothy and Fred Mason of Lisbon, Gerard Galipeau Jr. and Lisa White of Wales; seven grandchildren, Christopher and wife, Chrissandra, Jack and girlfriend, Amethyst, Tom and wife, Angella, Wendy and husband, Noel, Thomas and wife, Nancy, Amanda and husband, Michael, and Hunter; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Rita Morissette of Florida and Jeanette McCarthy of Lewiston; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; his mother-and father-in-law; and several special aunts and uncles.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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