Gerald Giroux

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Gerald Giroux
1931 - 2018
WINSLOW - Gerald T. Giroux, 86, of Winslow, died April 6, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his family, following an intense battle with cancer. He was born July 1, 1931, in Disraeli, Quebec, the youngest of 14 children of Eugene Giroux and Georgianna (Jacques) Giroux.
He attended school in Disraeli. He was employed at Colby College for over 25 years. The family owned their own newspaper business for over 35 years, and he was quite well known by many for his several years of delivering newspapers on a daily basis. He, along with his family, currently owns Berry's Stationers. There, he enjoyed working alongside his family members, putting frames together, and, of course, socializing with the customers.
He married Yvette, the love of his life, in 1964 and they spent 44 happily married years together until her death in 2008. They raised two wonderful children and their grandchildren, with whom they were very close and always together. Family was very important to "Pepere." He spent many years attending events, cheering on his children and grandchildren and supporting them in every way.
Pepere was a man of deep Catholic faith. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Winslow Council #7300. He was a member of the 4th Degree Assembly #341. He was a communicant of Corpus Christi Parish and a regular at the 4:00 p.m. mass at St. John's on Saturdays.
Survivors include his children Michael W. Giroux and his wife Barbara of Augusta, Michelle A. Giroux-Paré and her husband Rick of Winslow; his grandchildren Daniel, Dorothy Anne, and Dominique Giroux-Paré, and Stephanie Pinkham and Nicholas Masse; one brother Robert and his wife Lorraine of Disraeli, Quebec, Canada, one sister Gabrielle LaFlamme of Beaulac, Quebec, Canada; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his wife, Yvette; parents; five brothers, Ernest, Lucien, Louis, Fernand, and Clement, and six sisters, Rene, Cecile, Marie, Therese, Rollande, and Aline.
Visiting hours will be on Friday, April 13, from 4:00 to 7:00 at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 14, at 12:00 p.m. by the Rev. Daniel Baillargeon at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument St., Winslow. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

Donations may be made
in his memory to:
St. John Regional Catholic School
15 South Garand St.
Winslow, ME 04901











Published in Central Maine on Apr. 10, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Veilleux Funeral Home
8 Elm Street | Waterville, ME 04901 | (207) 872-7676
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