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Gerard (Jerry) A. Carrozza

September 6th, 2017

Gerard (Jerry) A. Carrozza, age 74, of Wilmington, died peacefully with his family at his side on September 5, 2017.

Gerard was the beloved husband of the late Mary I. Carrozza, devoted father to Matthew D. Carrozza and his wife Jilliane of Raleigh, NC and Dean J. Carrozza of Wilmington, cherished son of the late Gerardo and Carmela Carrozza, dear brother of Marie Morgan of Medford, the late Vincent Carrozza and Celeste Howard both originally from Medford MA, brother-in-law of Albert and Francis Marotta of Wilmington, Robert and Rosanne Fuller of Tewksbury and the late John Picardi of NYC, NY. Gerard is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Gerard was a generous and humble friend, brother, father and husband. His jet black hair and a captivating wide smile exemplified his handsome persona both inside and out. As a dedicated family man and bricklayer of 40 years, Gerard was known for his unparalleled ability to create strong and lasting relationships with both the people in his life just like the brick and mortar structures he created. Always the protector, he kept those around him out of harm’s way, always concerned for the health and happiness of others. Gerard enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, peaceful day trips in his truck, regular card games and meals shared with the best of friends and truly enjoyed the amazing home he’d built for his family and shared with his friends.

Gerard Carrozza was an active member of the Bricklayers Union (Local 3) and served within the U.S. Army Reserves during the Vietnam era.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, September 11th at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, September 10th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

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10 Entries in Guest Book for “Gerard (Jerry) A. Carrozza”

  1. Bob Fuller says:

    Gerry was a great man who is well liked and loved by everybody he come in contact with. Anything that you needed he was always there to help.
    Rest in Peace Gerry you will be miss.

  2. Rosanne Fuller says:

    I will truly miss this wonderful man. He was more like a brother to me than
    Brother in Law. He was thoughtful, kind and gracious to everyone he met.
    Never hesitated to help us when we needed him. I will cherish all the great
    Memories and all the family gatherings we had together. Love you and may you R.I.P.

  3. Regina Drozdowski says:

    Jerry was a wonderful man and Father-in-law to my sister, Jill Carrozza. Both Jerry and Mary, welcomed our family into their lives with open hearts. They have always been kind, thoughtful, and generous. They approached life with a sense of humor and with strong family values. Jerry will be greatly missed but I am glad he is now at peace and is reunited with his love, Mary. My deepest condolences to the entire Carrozza family.

  4. Amanda Fuller says:

    Uncle Jerry, I will never forget the memories I had at your home since I was a little kid. From sitting on your front steps , playing with my cousins , eating good food and swimming in your pool. I’ll cherish those memories forever. Please be assured that your soul is at peace and you are now reunited with your soul mate. I love you Uncle Jerry and can you tell Auntie Mary I love her too. xoxo

  5. Virginia Woolfson says:

    Jerry, You were a devoted husband to Mary and father to Matthew and Dean. Always living next to Auntie, I had the privilege to admire the beautiful brick wall that you built around her and Uncle Charlie’s house. So many of my friends would comment on the brick wall and I always felt so proud to say, “my cousin, Jerry, built that wall”. I will truly miss you. I am deeply saddened by your death. I know that you are at peace now and with Mary. I love you Jerry, Virginia

  6. madonna toto says:

    Dear Matthew,
    I am so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. If I can do anything for you at this time please do not hesitate to reach out to me…
    Much Love
    Donna Toto

  7. Peter Salvucci says:

    I have known Jerry since the early 1980s and had worked with him on many projects. Always a gentleman, dependable, and a generous friend. I shall miss our many visits together over the last 10 years. You believed in hard work and doing a job to perfection even when you were not feeling well. You were an inspiration to me. I witnessed how devoted you were to Mary and to
    your children.
    Jerry, we shall miss you very much.
    Our sincerest condolences to your entire family.
    Love, Peter and Mary Salvucci

  8. Terry Turner says:

    Dear Matthew and Dean,
    I’m heartbroken over Uncle Jerry’s passing. I have such fond memories of him laughing and enjoying friends and family during cookouts and parties. I will miss him a lot. Andrew enjoyed talking and joking with him and the girls’ always looked forward to seeing him at family parties. He will be so missed. I wish you both peace and comfort knowing he’s with Auntie Mary and his other loved ones now. Love, Terry, Andrew, Laura and Rachel xo

  9. Barbara Lake says:

    Matt, Jilliane, Dean and Family:

    Sorry to hear about Jerry very sad to hear. I worked and was a friend of Mary and met Jerry through her. Tried keeping in touch with Jerry after Mary passed but somehow lost contact. I was looking for his services but found them after I came home from a trip. My condolensces and prayers are with all of you.

    Barbara

  10. Robin Stratton says:

    Gerry lived across the street from my family for years… he was a wonderful neighbor – helpful and pleasant. A great father to his sons, and a loving husband to Mary. He will be missed.

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