Peabody, MA — T. Jerry Milan 80, of Peabody, died on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Pilgrim Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Peabody, following a long illness. He was the husband of Pauline M. (Fortin) Milan, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.
Born and raised in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Helen (Jaffke) Milan. He joined the Navy during the Korean Conflict, and in 1953, married Pauline.
Following his tour of duty, the couple settled in Salem, and he began working as a mechanic for Cote’s Garage in Salem. At one time, he owned Jerry’s Auto Service in Beverly, and later worked for the Witt Armstrong Co. An automotive mechanic for his entire career, he retired from Laidlaw Transportation Co. Jerry was a longtime friend of Bill W.
In addition to his wife, Pauline, he is survived by three sons, Michael T. Milan and T. Jay Milan, both of Peabody, and Steven L. Milan and his wife, Karen, of Saugus; a daughter, Mary Anne ‘Mia’ Rocheville and her husband, Robert, of Lawrence; two brothers, Walter Milan of Illinois, and Keith Baer of South Carolina; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and longtime friend, Paula Lareau of Salem.
He was predeceased by his sister, Julie Smith.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette Street, Route 114/1A, Salem, on Thursday, October 17, at 8:45 a.m., to be followed by his Funeral Mass in Ste. Anne Church, 290 Jefferson Avenue, Salem, at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be on Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Ste. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.
For additional information, or to sign his guest book, please visit www.LevesqueFunerals.com.