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Gerard L. Vaczy

Born: Fri., Jun. 27, 1941
Died: Fri., Apr. 7, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 11, 2017
Location: Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home (Lakeville)

Mass of Christian Burial

12:00 PM Wed., Apr. 12, 2017
Location: Sacred Heart Church

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Gerard L Vaczy, 75 of Middleboro, MA died peacefully on April 7, 2017 surrounded by his loving family, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton after a brief illness.  He was the beloved husband of Margarete Vaczy of 44 years.

Gerard was born and raised in Lynn Massachusetts he was the son of late Oscar Vaczy and Alice Gallipeau-Vaczy,.

He graduated from Lynn Classical and Command Sergeant Major Academy. He has lived in Middleborough, MA for the last 35 years. Jerry enlisted in the US Army in 1958, and served for 32 years. He served 2 tours in the Vietnam War, including Ia-Drang valley in 1965 and was the recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit and Combat Infantry Badge. He also worked for the Department of Training with the MA State Veterans Affairs. Jerry was an active member of the Middleboro Elks and loved to snuggle with Abigail, and sit on the back deck with his family and friends.  He was a devoted husband, father, and Opa and loved to hunt with his sidekick, fish with his grandson and shared a passion of sports cars. He had a strong love for the military that he shared with his son Greg, this love was so strong that Greg enlisted in the military because of his Dad.

In addition to his wife Margarete he is survived by a son Gregor Vaczy; a daughter Sandra (Vaczy) Ricker. He was also the loving Opa of Joseph and Abigail and his best friend, son-in-law Daniel Ricker.  Jerry was also the brother of the late Thelma, Kenneth, Oscar, Delbert, Donald, and Ann.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 4-8 PM in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford St., Lakeville, MA.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 12 Noon at Sacred Heart Church in Middleboro.  Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Middleboro.

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