LEWISTON — Jerome B. Ayers, 76, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, Sept. 30.

He was born in Lewiston on June 3, 1941, the son of the late Jerome and Muriel (Gove) Ayers. Jerome lived in Maine his entire life, and was a graduate of Mechanic Falls High School in 1959 and Bentley College in 1961. On June 6, 1964, he married the love of his life, Carol (Bradbury), and they shared a loving marriage of over 53 years.

Jerome was a 50-year member of the Tyrian Lodge in Mechanic Falls, a 32nd-degree Mason, and a longtime member of the Wellness Group, (now the YWCA of Central Maine Medical Center). He had a love of antique cars, and was fond of cats. He was very quick-witted. Jerome was known to be a very quiet individual but was always willing to help anybody in need.

Jerome is survived by his wife; his sister, Betty Allen of Mechanic Falls; his sister-in-law, Peggy and husband, David Jackson of McKinney, Texas; his nieces, Cindy and her husband, Raymond Stuchbury of Windham, Debra Jackson, Julie Kumar, and Jennifer Odell, all of Texas; his nephew, Sidney Hall of Evansville, Ind.; also surviving are four great-nieces and two great-nephews.

Jerome’s family would like to extend their special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Rene Girouard, United Ambulance, Nate Morse and Tim Blais of the Lewiston Police Department.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Jerome’s online guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

Jerome B. Ayers

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