Gerald M. Lefoley, 92, of Hope Valley, RI and Orlando, FL died on Tuesday January 26, 2021 at AdventHealth East Hospital in Orlando, FL. He was the beloved husband of Anne (Fairbanks) Lefoley and the late Irene (Dubois) Lefoley who predeceased him on the same day in 1998.
Born on June 10, 1928 in Providence, Gerald was the son of the late John and Mary (Sheehan) Lefoley. He was a graduate of LaSalle Academy and the University of Rhode Island. He was employed by Boeing Aircraft, Pratt and Whitney and General Dynamics as a Mechanical Engineer.
Gerald’s retirement in 1985 allowed him to enjoy his passions for traveling, fishing, woodworking and gardening. He could fix anything or build anything in his beloved workshop that he had in his basement. He was a curious life long learner who read about all subject matters. He always loved an opportunity to teach a lesson to his grandchildren and great grandchildren on how things worked or how something could be fixed. He was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Hope Valley, RI and was a man of great faith who was committed to serving his family.
He will be greatly missed by his 5 children; Michael (Gail) Lefoley of Massachusetts,
Brian (Bonnie) Lefoley of Florida, Colleen (George) West of Westerly, RI, Mark Lefoley of Hope Valley, RI and Timothy (Vickie) Lefoley of Colorado; his two brothers Francis(Domenica) Lefoley of Coventry, RI and Bernard Lefoley of Coventry, RI and brother in law Albert Dubois of Warwick, RI. He was predeceased by his brother Joseph Lefoley.
Gerald also leaves behind his seven grandchildren; Dr. Christopher (Nicole) West,
Natalie (Mark) Morrone, Greg (Teri) West, Kateri (Dan) Riordan, Ashlyn Lefoley,
Sarah Lefoley, and Kyran Lefoley.
He was also blessed to have known and be a part of all his 12 great grandchildrens’ lives. Grandpa Jerry will be greatly missed by Marcus, Matthew and Brooke Morrone; Kaya, Cali, Greg and Luke West; Adeline and Cecilia West; and Wes, Iris and Willa Riordan.
May his legacy of patience, kindness and love of learning continue on in all the lives he touched.
A private funeral mass will be held for his family at St. Joseph’s Church in Hope Valley, RI. Burial will be followed at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Warwick, RI. S.R. Avery Funeral Home in Hope Valley is in care of the arrangements.
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