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Gerald  "Jerry" Gemme

Obituary for Gerald "Jerry" Gemme

December 26, 2016
Worcester, Massachusetts

United States Navy Veteran


Gerald "Jerry" Gemme, 70, passed away Monday, Dec. 26th in his home surrounded by his loving family.

Gerald leaves his sweetheart of over 30 years, Candace L. Martinelli; his sister, Patricia DiCandia and her husband, Victor of Oxford; his brother, Ted Gemme and his wife, Cynthia of Webster; three nephews, Scott D. Wharton, Robert Martinelli, Mark Gemme and Michael Wharton; two nieces, Stephanie Holstead and Erika Wharton; many other extended family and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Leo Paul and Doris (Renaud) Gemme.

Jerry was a 3rd Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy. He completed two tours of duty in Vietnam on the USS Hornet, which was the recovery vessel for Apollo 11 & 12. Jerry was an enthusiastic guitar player and the lead guitar player in the band Broadsword. He was a gourmet cook and loved gardening. Jerry owned and operated his DJ business and was the Master of Ceremonies of Starlight Entertainment. He was a custom wood designer and had his own business called Custom Design and Fabrication. He was Chief Audio Engineer and toured with such bands as Aerosmith, Blood Sweat & Tears, Kenny Loggins, Fleetwood Mac, Chick Corea and Tony Bennett, just to name a few. Jerry will always be remembered for his sense of humor, quick wit and creativity.

Jerry's calling hours will be held on Friday, Dec. 30th from 5 to 8 p.m. in Mulhane Home for Funerals, 45 N. Main Street in Millbury.

His funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 31st with a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Brigid Church, 59 N. Main Street in Millbury. Burial will follow with Military Honors at St. Joseph Cemetery in Webster.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Webster Dudley Veterans Council, 4 Veterans Way, Webster, MA 01570. To view Jerry's online Tribute and Guestbook please visit:

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