Gerald Allan Holt, born February 9, 1931 in Fairfield Center, Maine to Ralph and Evelyn Holt who preceded him in death passed away at Seal Rock in Saco, Maine after a long illness on January 30, 2019.
The Holts were well known in the Fairfield Center area where Holt’s Superette was the general store there for several decades. Jerry was a long-time resident of Fairfield Center and the owner of Jerry’s Furniture Store until retirement. He was also a Sheriff for Somerset County for many years.
Jerry graduated from Lawrence High School in June 1948, was in the U. S. Air Force and married Theresa Gagnon in May of 1952. Theresa preceded Jerry in death in 1999 after 47 years of marriage. Jerry and Theresa lived most of their life in Fairfield Center and had a summer home on Snow Pond. When they retired, they spent several winters in Sarasota, Florida. Jerry spent the last part of his life at Seal Rock in Saco, Maine where they took very good care of him.
Jerry belonged to the Waterville Exchange Club, Waterville Elks Lodge, Victor Grange and several woodworking groups. He enjoyed woodworking and carving as well as attending garage sales. He enjoyed his family, boating, skiing, cookouts at Snow Pond and traveling in their RV.
Jerry is survived by three daughters: Terry Thompson and husband Robert of Hamden, CT; Catherine Holt of Saco, ME; and Laurie Dumond and husband Todd of Gray, ME; grandchildren: Chris Lounder of Lima, Peru, Valerie Middleton and husband Joey of Elkridge, MD, Kristin Benzinger and husband Robert Cleaveland, Jr. of Yonkers, NY; Kaitlyn Weaver and husband Craig of Winterport, Me.; Robert Thompson of Las Cruces, New Mexico; Bryanna Dumond of Gray, ME and Danielle Jennings of Saco, ME. and two great grandchildren Ava and Kobe Middleton of Elkridge, MD; his sister Patricia Holt Leary and husband Lawrence of Palm Coast, Florida and a brother Richard Holt and wife Diane of Saco, ME.; a niece, Karyn Caldwell and her husband Lew of Richboro, PA, nephew Eric Holt and wife Marlena of Farmington, NH and nephew Daniel Leary of Palm Coast, FL.
His grandson, Tommy Mousseau, predeceased him in October 2018.
Visitation will be held at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main Street, Fairfield, Maine on Friday, March 22 from 4 to 6 pm and on Saturday, March 23 from 9:30 to 10:30 am with the Celebration of Life slated for 10:30 am at the funeral home followed by a luncheon at the Best Western, 375 Main Street, Waterville, Maine.
Donations may be made in memory of Jerry Holt to the Fairfield Center Victor Grange – please send to Wanda Shorty, 118 Oakland Street, Fairfield, ME 04937 with checks payable to: Victor Grange.
An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield, ME.
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