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Gerald L. “Jerry” Pollastrone, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, December 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for Gerald L. “Jerry” Pollastrone, Sr., who died on Wednesday, December 15th after a brief illness, he was 82 years old. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 12: 15 p.m. Interment will be held privately.

Jerry was born in Boston on February 1st, 1939 to his parents Paul P. & Mary (Stella) Pollastrone. He was raised in East Boston, along with his brother Ralph. He was educated in Boston Public Schools & was an alumnus of East Boston High School, Class of 1959. Jerry enlisted in the United States Army National Guard, where he proudly served his country for 8 years as a reservist. Jerry became a union plumber in the Boston Local 12. He put his time in and then worked for the City of Revere in the Housing Authority as a plumber, until his retirement. He was married to Carole A. Nickerson Pollastrone for 40 years. Together they lived in East Boston, then Revere where they raised their children, until moving to Everett in 2010. Jerry was a very loving husband & father and instilled moral values & respect in his children. He demonstrated to his family wisdom with his words & actions that he lived by. He was always present in his children’s lives & attended any school or athletic event they were involved in. Jerry was also a man who liked to laugh, joke and have a good time. He was all about being happy and living each day surrounded by the people that he loved. Throughout his life, he was very active & athletic. He enjoyed playing golf as often as he could. He was an avid bowler & was a member of several bowling leagues. He also played in a Men’s over 40 softball league. 

He is the beloved husband of 40 years to Carole A. (Nickerson) Pollastrone of Everett. Loving & proud father of Paul Pollastrone of Revere, Gerald l. “Jerry” Pollastrone, Jr. & wife Krista of Moultonborough, NH, Leanne Pollastrone & her companion Victor Calheta of Everett. Adored “Papa J.” of Ayla Leigh. Dear brother of the late Ralph Pollastrone & special uncle of Linda Pignone & husband David, Kenneth Pollastrone & wife Jean & Laurie Pollastrone, all of Florida. He is also lovingly survived by many friends & extended family.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom St, Boston, MA 02114.


Visiting Hours

Tuesday, December 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 28th at 12:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home


Will be Private

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  1. Jimmy &Maggie Bolognese
    Dec 27 2021

    Carrol and family so very sorry for your loss of a great guy. When we were together 3 weeks ago swapping books we had so many laughs growing up in the Same house even though he was 13years older than me . He was a guy who make my model planes , boats race cars u name it he could do it .we all know he was a practical joker !!! I’ll leave you this. I was 10 he was 23’ I had a tooth loose he said want me to take it out I was hesitant I said ok . He says we’re do the door knob trick so he proceeded to the my tooth with string attached it to the door knob and said I’ll be right back as I sat at the table!!! He the open the door like he’s going down stairs then slams I t shut peek’s in says is tooth out I sad yes with blood pouring down my chin I says now what he said I’ll see you in the morning no charge May he Rest In Peace I’ll never forget those days , RIP my cousin we had a good conversation 3 weeks ago you said you were ready and had a fantastic life that you would never give up.Amen my brother see you on the other side❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. Ted Capraro
    Dec 21 2021

    I think I was the only referee your father ever liked. It was great knowing he always had my back. Rest In Peace my friend and always keep those cigars in your hand. Teddy Capraro

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