Gerald “Jerry” George Mailloux, 89, of North Windham, CT, formerly of Putnam CT, passed away at home peacefully after his battle with cancer on October 12, 2021. Jerry was born February 11, 1932, the son of the late George Mailloux and Dora (Bilodeau) Mailoux.
Jerry proudly served with honor in the United States Air Force, obtaining the rank of Sergeant with the 3535th Bomber Group at Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento, CA. He was a mechanic for B-17’s destined for the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged in 1952, he returned to CT, where he worked as an auto mechanic for 65 years until his retirement in 2010.
Besides the love he had for his family herd, he had a passion for the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He loved UConn Basketball both mens and womens teams, but most of all Jerry loved to watch his herd playing in the Willimantic Softball league for Rob’s Raiders/Dunkin Donuts and the women's Team Extreme.
Jerry was active with the DAV Chapter 53 of the Quiet Corner, Eastern CT Veterans Community Center in Willimantic Ct, the Mansfield Senior Center, where he participated in the Wii Bowling League. Jerry attended church at St. Joseph's in Willimantic. He was a member of the American Legion Post 19 (Willimantic) and Post 13 (Putnam). Jerry loved to travel, collect his beloved eagle figurines, and to have a good laugh.
Jerry is survived by his wife Karen (Burski) Trudeau Mailloux; sons, Steven Mailloux (Marilyn) of Brooklyn CT, Paul Trudeau Jr (Jennifer) of Griswold CT, and Robert Trudeau (Shonda) of Willimantic CT; Jerry is also survived by his nephew and best friend Joe Arcine Duquette of North Grosvenordale CT; grandchildren, Christopher Mailloux, Gerred Trudeau, Ronald Pozzato, Chelsea Trudeau, Rebecca Pozzato, twins Kyra Trudeau and Shayla Grenier, Jenna Trudeau and Dakota Trudeau; great grandchildren, Savannah Mailloux, Lucas Preston, Ethan Trudeau, Jocelyn Trudeau, Carter Santiago, Jase Grenier and a blessing of a baby girl Judith Grenier arriving in April.
He was predeceased by his first wife Phyllis Trudeau, his brothers, Eugene and Raymond Mailloux, sisters, Florence Duquette, Annette Hart, and Doris Perkins.
There are no calling hours. A graveside service, with full military honors, will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 10:00am at the New Lebanon Cemetery, Waterman Rd, Lebanon CT.
In lieu of flowers and cards, Jerry would prefer memorial donations be made to the Eastern CT Veterans Community Center, 1320 Main St., Suite 27, Willimantic, CT 06626 or DAV Chapter 53 Quiet Corner, of Danielson CT, donations can be sent to the Mark L. Rivard Memorial-Chapter 53 DAV, 432 Turnpike Road, Ashford, CT 06278.
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