MASSENA -- Gerald “Jerry” L. Layo, 79, of Martin Street, Massena, peacefully passed away at the Massena Memorial Hospital with his loving family by his side.
There will be no public calling hours.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Sacred Heart Church at 11:00 a.m.
Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Massena.
Gerald was born on September 9, 1939, in Massena, the son of the late Alfred and Laura (Vice) Layo.
He attended Massena High School graduating in 1957.
He later married Geraldine “Gerri” Richey in 1958 at Sacred Heart Church, Massena.
Jerry worked at the Volkswagen Garage in Massena for 15 years and later at Massena Auto Parts.
He later owned and operated Patterson Auto Parts in Potsdam for over 30 years.
Jerry enjoyed puttering around the garage and in his younger years playing hockey.
He was a jack of all trades and enjoyed going out to dinner with his wife and other couples every Saturday after Mass.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gerri; his four children, Tracy and Mark Paquette of Louisville, Darcy and Terry Peets of Massena, Todd and Bess Layo of Indiana, Melissa and Aaron Goodfellow of Massena; eight grandchildren, Brittany Weaver and Justin (Colleen) Paquette, Michael Paul Collins (Katie) and Joshua Peets (Noelle Barse), Todd Jr. and Jackson Layo, Jessica and Jaron Goodfellow; eight great grandchildren, Lauren and Crosby Weaver, Connor, Cameron, Claire and Charlotte Paquette, Gavin and Reese Collins as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by five siblings, Paul, Kenneth, Ronnie, Lloyd and Clyde Layo.
Memorial contributions in Gerald’s memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.PhillipsMemorial.com