Hudson – Gerald S. “Jerry” Cournoyer Jr., of Hudson, formerly of Waltham and Lexington, was born 1942 in Springfield, the eldest son of the late Gerald and Ruth (Johnson) Cournoyer and raised in Holyoke, and went to God July 1, 2018.
Jerry is survived by best friend and dear wife of 37 years, Joanne L. (DeMeo) Cournoyer; his beloved children, Mary Cournoyer, Jennifer Nathanson (Neal), Clare Maver (Brian) and Gerald Cournoyer III (fiancee Amanda); his dear grandchildren, Henry and Hannah Maver; and his canine companion, Daley. He leaves his sister, Mary Beddes (Jerry); his brother, Rev. Alfred Cournoyer; brother-in-law, Louis DeMeo (Patricia) and Tina Brennan (Robert); and many nieces and nephews and cousins and “WP” cousins originating in Jaffrey, N.H.
Jerry attended Blessed Sacrament School and graduated in 1960 from Sacred Heart High School in Holyoke, a member of the Holyoke Catholic High School 1959 Valley League championship football team. He was awarded an A.B. in English from Boston College in 1964, a J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1967.
Jerry was an Associate in the law firm of Flynn & Flynn of Waltham and Partner in Flynn, Cournoyer, Hardy & Cohn. He was sole practitioner of Cournoyer & Associates, P.C.
Jerry was described by friends and clients alike as fair, honorable and professional, who was not only a gentleman, but a gentle man who followed his principles and was admired for his direct approach and fairness. Jerry loved travelling, cruising, bow ties and dining with friends, in particular the Markowitz family.
His family will miss his humor, knowledge of history and trivia.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, July 10, from 5-7 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, July 11, at 11 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will follow at Forestvale Cemetery, Broad Street, Hudson.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Diocese of Springfield, Honduran Mission Fund, P.O. Box 1730, Springfield, MA 01102-1730.