Gerald Poirier

Gerald Poirier

Friday, July 23rd, 1943 Monday, July 27th, 2020

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Obituary for Gerald Gerard Poirier

Gerald G Poirier, formerly of Biddeford Maine, passed away on July 27, 2020 at his home in South Carolina with his wife, Mary by his side after suffering a stroke on July 18.

Jerry was born in Biddeford on July 23, 1943, son of Ernest & Juliette (Dubriel) Poirier. He grew up in Biddeford, graduating from St. Louis High School in 1961 and joined the US Air Force for 3 years. During that time, he was stationed in Bermuda and Guam. When he returned home, he met his first wife Carol Lavigne. Together they raised two children in Westbrook and were married for 31 years. In 2000 he was remarried to Mary (Flood) of Burnham and they resided in Biddeford and Saco.

Jerry worked in various sales capacities, and after years of digging for gemstones in rock quarries across Maine and N.H., he and Mary opened a rock shop and jewelry store in Saco, named “Jerry’s Gems”. Besides his love of rock collecting, he also loved the outdoors. Spending his time hunting, fishing, being at the ocean, golfing and hosting summer BBQ’s. He moved to Spartanburg, SC in 2012 to enjoy his retirement.

He was predeceased by his parents, his sister and brother in law, Rachel and Marcel Beauregard. Besides his wife Mary, he is survived by his son Stephen Poirier and wife Bethany of Westbrook. His daughter Michelle McClure and husband Brian of Buxton. Grandchildren; Kera Pearis, Cody Christian and Casey Poirier, Nick and Nathan Herrick, Danielle and Tanner McClure, several nieces nephews cousins great grand children and his first wife Carol.

There will be no services, per his request. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Stroke Association.

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