Details for Gerald H. Wolcott Gerald H. Wolcott passed away on Friday
Gerald H. Wolcott
Gerald H. Wolcott passed away on Friday, July 19th. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Lois Waterhouse Wolcott. He was born in Orwell, VT in 1920 and would have celebrated his 100th birthday on February 29, 2020. As a leap year baby he technically was just shy of his 25th birthday.
Gerry moved to Bethlehem, NH with his parents, Ernest and Anne Wolcott when he was 3 years old. After graduating from Bethlehem High School he worked for two years to earn the $50 in tuition he needed to attend the University of New Hampshire, graduating in 1944 with a BS in Economics. It was while he was attending UNH that he met Lois and they were married as soon as she graduated in 1945.
As a member of the Army ROTC, Gerry went to OTS upon his graduation and was stationed in CA when WWII ended. He went to work for Shell Oil Company upon his return to New England, eventually settling in RI, and remained with Shell until his retirement in 1982.
Upon his retirement, Gerry and Lois spent several years traveling the country along with a 3 month hiatus living on the Costa del Sol in Spain. They purchased an Airstream trailer upon their return and continued their travels, eventually visiting every state except Alaska. Their retirement journeys continued by traveling between Destin, FL and Warwick, RI. In addition to traveling they loved playing golf and cards, watching their beloved New England sports teams and most importantly spending time with their children and grandchildren.
They purchased a home in the Village of Woodbury in 2003. Gerry moved to Sumter Grand in 2015 where he enjoyed his last years with a new group of loving and supportive friends. Gerry also had the great fortune of meeting a new lady, Adeline Crowe, who remained his devoted companion until his final days.
Gerry is survived by his 3 children and spouses; daughter Susan Thomas and husband Ken Thomas of Pekin Ill and Longboat Key, FL; son Dr. James Wolcott and his wife Jocelyn Wolcott of Concord, NH; and daughter Carol Doleac and husband Fred Doleac of Hollis, NH. In addition, he has 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, July 26th at Beyers Funeral Home, 134 North Hwy. 27/441, Lady Lake, FL. A burial will take place in New Hampshire in the Fall.
Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake, FL. Online condolences may be left at www.BeyersFuneralHome.com