Obituary: Gerard J. ‘Jerry’ McCabe

Gerard J. 'Jerry' McCabe

NAUGATUCK — Gerard J. “Jerry” McCabe, 90, of 120 Beacon Manor Road, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 5, at his home surrounded by his family. He was husband of the late Helen (Makowski) McCabe for 57 years.


Mr. McCabe was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Oct. 29, 1920, son of the late Thomas and Mary (Morton) McCabe. He had lived most of his life in Naugatuck, and he had retired in 1980 from Uniroyal, Inc. after many years of service. Jerry served his country in the United States Marines during WWII in the Pacific theater. He was a communicant of St. Vincent Ferrer Church. During his youth, Jerry played shortstop in the minor league for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and he also played baseball with the Marine Corps.

He is survived by a son, Thomas McCabe and his wife Gerry; two daughters, Frances Smith and her husband Richard, and Elizabeth Monahan and her husband Richard, all of Naugatuck; several nieces and nephews, many loving neighbors, and his compassionate caregiver Mavel Bryan.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 8, at 9:15 a.m. from the Naugatuck
Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck, to St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Road, Naugatuck for a mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Burial, with military honors will follow in St. James Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 7, form 5 to 7 p.m. Members of the Naugatuck Veteran’s Council will meet at the funeral home on Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice of Greater Waterbury, 50 Brookside Road, Waterbury, CT 06708, or to Disabled American Veterans, 80 Hall Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450.

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