Gerald A. Belliveau Obituary – Cape Cod Times
Gerry Belliveau, a true Gentleman, died on April 27, 2022, of cancer, at his home in Eastham. He was born on October 9, 1942 to Amadee and Rose Belliveau. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his twin sister, Joan Kendrick, and brothers Phil and Dave Belliveau.
Gerry was a lifelong Cape Codder. He started working at Puritan Clothing in Chatham at the age of 17, stocking shelves, but soon became the company’s sales, management and human relations director. Retired after 30 years at Puritan, he remained in “the people’s business” at Snow’s in Orleans and the Brewster General Store.
He spent many summers with his family and friends at the “Cupola House” on North Beach in Chatham. Everyone in town, including “the summer people”, knew and loved Gerry from his years at Puritan. He remembered all of his loyal customers and enjoyed seeing their children grow up. He genuinely cared about everyone he met and made a point of getting to know them.
He served a brief stint in the Army National Guard, spent 20 years on the Chatham School Committee and was active in Kiwanis and the Chatham Merchants Association where he helped start the popular “Chatham Christmas Stroll”.
He particularly enjoyed family celebrations (even corny poems!), traveling, jazz, playing the clarinet, painting, and having dinner with friends. He was a friend of Jack! He will be remembered for his kind, playful, tolerant and generous spirit, and of course, for his impeccable wardrobe.
Gerry is survived by his children Kathy (Rob) Preston and Bob Belliveau, his brother Robert (Martha) Belliveau, his sister-in-law Phyllis Belliveau, his brother-in-law Skip Kendrick and his grandchildren Steph, Zach, Ian and John. as well as several beloved nieces and nephews. He also leaves his former wives and friends, Kitty Belliveau and Leah Belliveau.
Gerry was the longest multiple myeloma survivor at Dana-Farber and helped them develop new drugs and procedures. To help with medical expenses, her family would appreciate donations c/o Kathy Preston, 276 Main Street, W. Dennis, MA., 02670. Donations can also be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A celebration of life will be determined later.
Posted on April 30, 2022
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