Gerald R. "Jerry" Ayotte Jr.

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Gerald R. "Jerry" Ayotte Jr.
1945 - 2017
MECHANIC FALLS - Gerald R. "Jerry" Ayotte Jr., 72, of Edwards Road, passed away Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, with family and friends by his side.
He was born in Augusta, on April 17, 1945, the son of the late Gerald Ayotte Sr. and Bertha (Charest) Ayotte.
Jerry joined the Seabees out of high school and proudly served in the U.S. Navy with two tours in Vietnam as a heavy equipment operator, building air bases and hospitals out of the jungles of Vietnam at the height of the war. He finished his service time in the Navy with a tour in Antarctica.
Returning to civilian life, he worked for the City of Augusta Public Works Department, working up through the ranks to the assistant director's position until his retirement in 1991 after 26 years of service.
Then he moved to Mechanic Falls, and re-developed his wife's family farm, "Highland Farm," and built a new red cedar home and pursued his love of animals and the land. Jerry was a "Jack of all trades" with the Seabee "can do" attitude, and accomplished everything he set his mind to.
Jerry was a longtime member of the Augusta Masonic Lodge #141, going up through the chairs to Master in 1979. He was also in the Scottish Rite and Kora Temple reaching the 32nd Degree.
He loved hunting and fishing, camping and boating, and his wife's extraordinary cooking.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 46 years, Miriam (Wallace) Ayotte, of Mechanic Falls; a daughter, Melissa Furbush, and her husband Wade; grandson, Scot Furbush, and his wife Ashley and their three children; granddaughter, Ashley Getchell, and her husband Roger and their two children; three sisters: Theresa Cloutier; Pauline Lambert, and her husband Clem; and Donna Ayotte, of Florida; a brother, Lawrence Ayotte, and his wife Debbie; brother-in-law, Philip Wallace, and his wife Holly and their son; along with many nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, where a Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. A celebration of Jerry's life will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the funeral home. Committal prayers with military honors will follow at 10 a.m. at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta. Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at: www.plummerfh.com.

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Published in Central Maine on Sept. 6, 2017
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