Gerald Leo Grandmaison

March 8, 2017
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Gerald Leo Grandmaison, 85, a lifelong Nashua resident, passed away Wednesday evening, March 8, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital after a brief illness.
The son of the late Leo and Alma (Burelle) Grandmaison, he was born in Nashua on February 23, 1932. “Gerry” attended local schools and was a graduate of Nashua High School Class of 1950. During the Korean War, Mr. Grandmaison served a tour with the U.S. Air Force.
Gerry worked as a retail sales representative of hardware and paints for the former Atlas Hardware, Hammar Hardware, and Osgood’s Hardware Store for many years; and was currently working at Belletete’s True Value Store in Nashua.
An accomplished Bass musician, Gerry played Jazz and Big Band music throughout New England for a number of years. He was an avid golfer and sports fan and especially loved spending time with his family.
Members of his family include his sons, Scott G. Grandmaison of Nashua and Thomas A. Grandmaison and his wife Lauren of Winchester, MA; his step-son, Michael Lacombe of Weare, NH; and his grandson, Andrew Grandmaison. He was predeceased by his sister, Lucille Grandmaison; and his former wife, Barbara H. Barr.
Funeral services will be private. Friends wishing to express their sympathy, are asked to consider a donation in his memory to Breathe New Hampshire (American Lung Association) 145 Hollis Street, Unit C, Manchester, NH 03101. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, 18 Lock Street, Nashua. (603) 882-0591.

6 Comments on Gerald Leo Grandmaison

Louise C. in Atlanta said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2017 at 2:14 PM

I was a former neighbor of Jerry living on Perry Ave. I saw him perform playing the bass several times. He was a mild-mannered man. I thought of him often throughout the years.

Stephen Barry said : Guest Report May 30, 2017 at 7:26 PM

To Gerry's family,the Barry family sends are condolences.He was a good friend with many backyard chats.I never seen someone so excited to get a bag of tomatoes and other veggies.I will miss him very much.Stephen Barry

Maurice Ferrigno said : Guest Report Mar 18, 2017 at 5:21 PM

I was sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. I worked with Jerry as a musician in a number of bands. He was a good bass player and colleague. I remember him as a quiet, reserved person. I never heard him say anything derogatory about somebody. My condolences to his family.

Claudette Warrington said : Guest Report Mar 18, 2017 at 1:04 PM

To the family of Gerald Grandmaison, You probably are not familiar with me, I am Claudette Cote (Warrington). My mother Irma and Gerry's father Leo were sister and brother. We lived around the corner from Gerry at 7 Perry Avenue and grew up together. So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a gentle and nice person. I am sure he will be missed. My condolences to all. Claudette Warrington

George Pendleton III said : Guest Report Mar 14, 2017 at 8:19 AM

Scott, my deepest condolences to you and your family. May the love and support of your family and friends help you through this difficult time. I'll never forget the stories you told about his musical escapades!

Emily Nazarenko, Greenbriar Speech Therapy said : Guest Report Mar 13, 2017 at 7:32 PM

My deepest condolences for your loss. In the short amount of time we knew each other, I could tell that Gerry was a great man. He had an easy going, friendly personality that anyone could get along with. I loved our sessions together, especially our "birthday lunch" on 2/23. He is at peace now. I wish peace for your family.

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