Earl W Gerrish Jr

December 19, 1931
- October 31, 2011

Earl W. Gerrish, Jr., 79, died October 31,2011, at a Bangor hospital, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness. He was born December 19, 1931, in Milo, the only son of Earl, Sr. and Inga (Oberg) Gerrish. Earl wore many hats during his lifetime: Brownville Town Manager, Water District Superintendent, Mason, Shriner, church deacon, Quarry Pines board member, and Brownville fireman, to name a few. In 2010, the Town of Brownville recognized Earl as its Citizen of the Year. He was honored and humbled to have the Village Fire Station dedicated to him.

Earl worked hard during his life to provide for his family and that work ethic continues in the construction business he began at the age of 18, Earl Gerrish and Sons, Inc.

Earl is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Charlotte (Washburn) Gerrish; his daughter, Suzanne Jording-Williamson and her husband, Harry, of Geneva, NY; and three sons and their wives, Daniel and Liz, Ronald and Lynn, and Peter and Lorrie, all of Brownville. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; Daniel Jr., Lance and fiance Candi; Alicia Harmon and husband Adam, Brett and his partner Mindy, Lillian Perkins and her husband Derek, Shannon and fiance Ryan, Christina and her partner Devin, and Joshua. He was thrilled to be a great grandfather to Preston, Adalai, and Ava. Earl also leaves a sister, Arlene Morrill, and a nephew, Brent Morrill. He was predeceased by his parents, a grandson, Justin, and a brother-in-law, Charles Morrill.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Eastern Maine Medical Center, and especially the staff of the Critical Care Unit, for their loving care for Earl during his stay.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 3, 2011, at the Brownville Jct. United Methodist Church, with Rev. Leshy Paynter and Rev. Harry
Williamson officiating. Interment with a Masonic service will take place after the funeral at the Brownville Village Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to share fellowship and conversation at the Brownville Junction Alumni Building after the services. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the "Coat and Boot" fund to benefit children in our area needing warm clothes.
Contributions may be made to Brownville Elementary, 744 Min Road, Brownville ME 04414 in care of Beth Melanson. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com

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