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Obituary for Gerard "Jerry" Provost
Gerard “Jerry” Provost, 78, of Belchertown,was called safely home on November 5, 2021. Born in Holyoke, son of the late Armand and Rita (Pimpare) Provost, he was a longtime resident of Belchertown where he was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi. Gerard was a United States Army Veteran proudly serving during the Vietnam War, and worked for 25 years for American Bosche and then for over 22 years for the Commonwealth of Ma from where he retired. In his spare time, he was an avid fan of UMASS especially their football team, he loved fishing with his late brother Normand and being a member of the Markman Drum Corps, but his greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Gerard was the beloved husband to the late Terri (Marden) Provost, who predeceased him in 2007; a loving father to Lisa L. Forest and fiance Steve of Palmer, Eric W. Cloutier and his wife Jamie L. of Maryland, Jody L. Cloutier and wife Mia, of Hollywood FL, and the late Gerard Provost Jr. and the late Brian K. Cloutier; a devoted grandfather to his pride and joy’s Mara Anne, Jordan Lee, Justin Lee, Jessica Lauryn, Nicholas Brian, Jocelyn Terri, and Bryant Jameson, Isabelle Regina, Brendan R; a dear brother to David, Roger, Armand, Michael, and Daniel Provost, Elaine Waldo, Gloria Houston, Susanne Brown, Claire McKenney, Denise Carlson, and the late Normand and Diane Provost; and also leaves his former son-in-law Adam Dulude several loving nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Funeral services will be on Monday Nov. 15th at 10:45am from Ludlow Funeral Home 432 East St. Ludlow with Liturgy of Christian Burial at 12:00pm in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Belchertown (Mask required in church) followed by burial in Notre Dame Cemetery, South Hadley. Visiting hours are on Sunday evening from 4-6pm and donations may be made in Gerard’s memory to The American Heart Association (heart.org)