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Gerald Lafferty
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Obituary for Gerald Lafferty

Gerald Joseph Lafferty (August 21, 1929 – January 2, 2018).

Son of Fred and Lucinda (neé Rocheleau). Loving husband to Lucia (neé Ongaro) for 59 years. Father of Laura, Anthony and David. Grandfather of Travis, Andrew, Cara, Abigail, Noah and Olivia. Great-grandfather to Brynn. Born to one of the founding families of Detroit, Gerald grew up on Detroit’s east side. Following service in the U.S. Army (Korea and Japan), he graduated from the University of Detroit with a B.S. in Economics and an M.B.A. He was retired from Vickers Corporation where he had worked most of his career in Finance. He and Lucia raised their family in Rochester Hills but also spent a few years in Toledo, Ohio and in South Bend, Indiana. He was active in St. Irenaeus Catholic parish in Rochester Hills where he served as Finance Committee chair for construction of the current church when it was first built. Gerry enjoyed a good meal with a good beer, traveling, his motor home, cars and many do-it-yourself projects. He loved helping others, eagerly pitching in on their projects or offering a hand wherever it was needed. He was also passionate about technology and was always an early adopter of the latest electronic gadgets. In addition to his wife, 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter, he is survived by his older brother Robert and younger brother Richard.


Previous Events

Memorial Visitation

Friday

5

Jan

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Potere-Modetz Funeral Home

339 Walnut Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48307

Memorial Service

Friday

5

Jan

12:00 PM
Potere-Modetz Funeral Home

339 Walnut Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48307

Cemetery Details

Location

Mount Avon Cemetery

Wilcox & Third Street
Rochester, MI 48307

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