Gerald "Jerry" M Therrien

  • Born: June 29, 1942
  • Died: May 24, 2021
  • Location: South Salem, New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

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Gerald "Jerry" Martin Therrien age 78, of South Salem, NY passed away May 24, 2021 in North Westchester Hospital, New York. He was born on June 29, 1942 in New Rochelle, NY, the son of Joseph and Bridget Therrien.

Jerry was raised and lived in Pelham, NY where he attended Siwanoy elementary school and graduated from Pelham Manor High School, class of 1960. After High School, Jerry worked his way through college bartending at every watering hole in Westchester County. He attended Hofstra University where he earned a BA with a major in History. In 1964, Jerry enlisted in the Coast Guard and a year later joined the Air Force. Jerry retired from Verizon in 1999 and after 9/11 was reactivated by the U.S. Air Force and retired as Chief Master Sargent in 2002. In 2012 Jerry moved to South Salem NY with his partner of 40 years, Barbara Elliot Capo.

Jerry maintained friendships and connections with the people he met throughout his life and was a member of many organizations including: Post 50 of the American Legion, Pelham NY, Founders Hall, Ridgefield CT, Irish Benevolent Society, and Retired Men's Club of Pelham, NY.

Jerry is survived by his partner Barbara Ellitot Capo and three daughters; Amanda Lee Therrien, Carolyn Capo Smith and Laura Capo Danzi, His brother Anthony Therrien, and beloved grandchildren; Tyler Danzi, Jake Smith, and Carley Smith. Jerry was pre-deceased by his brother Joseph Therrien and Parents.

A Celebration of Life will be held 4-8 PM, Thursday, May 27th, at Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, NY. A Mass of Resurrection will be held Friday, May 28th at 10 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Pelham, NY. Interment will follow at South Salem Cemetery, South Salem, NY.


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I remember Jerry as an adorable blonde curly haired under classmate. He always said hi and was friendly. Jerry came to the last class reunion we had in Pelham with Barbara Elliot. My heart breaks for Barbara and how much she will miss Jerry. I'm so glad I got to see Jerry and have pictures of his big smile that matches his kind and friendly disposition. Rest in peace, Jerry.

Posted by Bonnie Bell Sauve - Fleming Island, FL - Classmate   May 26, 2021

Jerry and I were good friends since the 7th grade.Hunted and fished and the usual crazy stuff young guys do.Jerry has a good heart never a negative word for anyone.Had to work hard to put himself through college never complained.Handsome guy a patriot.

Posted by Vince Retacco - Issaquah, WA - Friend   May 26, 2021

I had the honor of knowing Jerry from our time working together at the 105th Aerial Port. Jerry was a great boss, co-worker and most importantly a fantastic friend. I could always count on him to keep a proper perspective on life and work. You will be sorely missed my friend.
Sean Garry and family

Posted by Sean Garry - Saratoga Springs, NY - Friend   May 26, 2021


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I remember Jerry as an adorable blonde curly haired under classmate. He always said hi and was friendly. Jerry came to the last class reunion we had in Pelham with Barbara Elliot. My heart breaks for Barbara and how much she will miss Jerry. I'm so glad I got to see Jerry and have pictures of his big smile that matches his kind and friendly disposition. Rest in peace, Jerry.
Jerry at the PMHS class of 1959 reunion August 21, 2019.