Gerard R. Michaud, 89, of Bristol passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at Apple Rehab of Farmington Valley in Plainville after a short illness. He was the loving husband of the late Adrienne (Letourneau) Michaud.
Gerard was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Van Buren, Maine, a son of the late Paul O. and Eva Michaud. He attended schools in Maine and was employed by Stanley Works in the Hardware Division retiring in 1990 after many years of service. Gerard was a Cadillac enthusiast having owned four, but mostly he loved spending time with his family.
Gerard leaves his daughter, Elaine Michaud; his son, Jerry Michaud; his sister, Lorraine Letourneau; his granddaughters, Paula Pastuszak, Kimberly Burrow, Jessica Michaud and Julie Shelby; his great-grandchildren, Kayla Petrone, Emily Cefalu, Mariah Burrow, Devin Burrow and Hailey Shelby; his great-great-grandchild, Veyda Petrone and his son-in-law, Jose Cruz. He was predeceased by his daughter, Nancy Cruz, his brothers, Norman and Claude Michaud and his sister, Jeanne Houle.
Funeral services in celebration of Gerard’s life will be held Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. from the Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St. in Plainville and proceed to Our Lady of Mercy Church, 94 Broad St. in Plainville for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in New Britain. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. For additional information or to leave words of sympathy, please visit Gerard’s tribute page at www.BAILEY-FUNERALHOME.com .