Obituary of Gérard Breton (1937 – 2021) – Gilford, NH

Gérard “Jerry” Breton, 84, of 46 Breton Road, died of a broken heart, at home, the Breton family property, on Monday, September 20, 2021, surrounded by members of his family.

Jerry was born on June 16, 1937, in Laconia, son of Aime and Yvonne (Morin) Breton. He married his high school girlfriend, Ruth (Sewell) Breton, who pursued an incredible love affair that spanned 65 years.

Jerry worked for Pike Industries for 28 years. In 1985, he and his three sons started “Jerry Breton and Sons Construction”. After his retirement, he and Ruth wintered in Cape Coral, Florida until 2018.

Jerry played guitar and accordion. He loved country music.

Survivors include a daughter, Katherine McLellan of Laconia, and her partner Charles McKenna, and two sons, Gary Breton and his wife Terry Breton of Gilford, and Daniel Breton, and his wife Mary Breton, with whom Jerry and Ruth Jerry resided with Breton Homestead in Gilford, as well as 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jerry is predeceased by his wife, Ruth Breton, and by his son, Mark Breton.

Call hours will be Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Carriage House, Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.

A Christian funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday October 1, 2021 at 10:00 am at St. Andre Bessette Parish – Church of the Sacred Heart, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH.

Interment will follow at Sacré-Cœur Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia, NH.

The family are grateful that Jerry was able to stay home during his final months thanks to the loving care of family, nurses and friends.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations in Jerry’s name be made to Lakes Region VNA, 186 Waukewan Street, Meredith, NH 03253.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services and, Laconia, NH, are helping the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, please visit

Posted by Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home from Sept. 24 to 25, 2021.

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