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Gerald Lake

Gerald C. "Jerry" Lake

Monday, March 29th, 2021
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Obituary

Gerald “Jerry” C. Lake, age 79 of Marshfield passed away on Monday March 29, 2021 after a brief and hard-fought battle with cancer.

Jerry was born in Chelsea on September 1, 1941 to Thomas and Dorothy Lake. He was a talented athlete at Walpole High where he began his life long avid love of Golf as he became the Assistant Professional at Blue Hills Country Club.

Jerry was employed as a framer and a finish carpenter and soon became a well known builder in the Metrowest area.

In 1960, He met his one true love, Catherine A. Lake married for 55 years and they would raise their two daughters, Kimberly and Kelly in Medfield. As a family they enjoyed camping, boating, fishing, snowmobiling and training Labrador Retrievers.

After retiring, Jerry enjoyed playing pool, wintering in Florida, living by the ocean and continued playing golf, holding jobs at many of the local South Shore golf courses. He strived to be the best at whatever he was doing at the time and made friends instantly wherever he went.

He is survived by his wife Catherine, daughter Kelly Innello and her husband Joseph. Brother Michael Lake and his wife Donna, sister Linda Audette and her husband Rob. Jerry was most proud of his grandchildren Michaela Lake, Joe Degerolamo, Anthony and Gia Innello. He is also survived by his great grandchildren Dominic and Jameson. He was predeceased by daughter Kimberly Degerolamo.

Visiting hours will be Friday April 9th from 4-7 at the Roberts Mitchell Caruso FH, 15 Miller St, Medfield. Burial will be at a later date.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Jerry’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at: stjude.org/donate.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 9th, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Roberts Mitchell Caruso FH - Medfield
    Address
    15 Miller St
    MEDFIELD, MA 02052
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  • Interment

    Location
    Vine Lake Cemetery
    Address
    625 Main St.
    MEDFIELD, MA 02052
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Donations

Donations are being accepted for: ST JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL INC.

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Thomas Sweeney

Posted at 06:44pm
Sorry for to hear of Jerry’s passing. May he Rest In Peace with the lord Jesus Christ Amen.
KB

Kim Augusta Baker

Posted at 04:11pm
A special time to remember , we were thrilled Auntie Cathy was able to talk Gerry into driving to Georgia to see us ! Brian has always bragged about his Uncle Gerry, so he feels blessed to have spent the day of the course with him ! I think people are still talking about his skills.. A wonderful uncle , friend and an amazing golfer that will be so missed by so many.
KK

Kevin Knehr

Posted at 12:29pm
Cathy and Kelly what a terrible loss I am so sorry. Jerry has left me with some of the best memories one could have, Our fishing trips to Down East Maine, softball, dirt bikes, golf he was the most competitive person I have ever met, and you just couldn't beat him at anything. Our Friday nights at the Old Colonial or the Villa Capri or Bourne Mill we sure had some fun and the games we played at Granite street. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Kevin & Jodie
MS

Michael Sylvia

Posted at 06:33pm
My deepest condolences to the the family of Gerald Lake. I spent many Sunday's, and week days playing pool, and just talking with Jerry. I will truly miss him, Warm regards, Michael Sylvia
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Pat Clancy

Posted at 05:05pm
Cathy and Kelly, I am so sorry that Jerry’s time on Earth was cut short. He was like a brother to me for over 50 years. Softball and football for Rick’s Auto Body, golf, tennis, always another sport to play! One of Jerry’s slogans for his carpentry business was “pass the rest, get the best!”. Jerry was the best at whatever he set out to do, golf and other sports, carpentry, photography, training bird dogs, pool, and sales, to name a few. We spent a lot of time together over the years and he always made clear his love for Cathy and Kim and Kelly. He was so lucky to have you, Cathy, you were his rock. Jerry was very proud of you, Kelly and loved you and all the grandchildren, and I have many videos to prove it. Jerry loved his family and friends and hated mediocrity. I will miss him greatly.
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