Gerard R. Belanger
Gerard R. Belanger
  • October 26, 1944 - November 12, 2017
  • Auburn, Maine

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AUBURN: Gerard R. Belanger Jr., 73, of Auburn passed away peacefully on the morning of Sunday November 12, 2017 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Lewiston on October 26, 1944 a son of the late Gerard and Evelyn (Simpson) Belanger, Sr. He was raised in New Auburn and attended local schools. He was a graduate of Edward Little High School Class of 1962. After high school, Gerry attended business college for two years. He then worked as a banker for First Manufacturers Bank and then later worked for Fleet Bank and retired from Camden National Bank as a commercial loan officer. On May 21, 1999 he married Karen Nyberg and the two of them spent 18 wonderful years together. During that time they enjoyed golf vacations, skiing and spending time with family. Gerry also taught classes for the American Institute of Banking, was a past Board President of the Boys and Girls Club, sat on the City of Auburn Board of Assessment Review and was an advisor for Junior Achievement. He played basketball in a men's recreation league until age 57. He was also an avid golfer and a long time member at Martindale Country Club where fully enjoyed the time he spent out on the course. For several years he coached baseball in the New Auburn Little League. He will be deeply missed by many.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Nyberg of Auburn, his children; Michael G. Belanger and his wife Jess of Brunswick, and Diane L. Belanger of Lewiston. He also leaves behind a sister, Mary Lou Magno and her husband, Florian Magno, Jr of Litchfield, a niece, Loriann Bosse and her husband Paul and their daughter Caroline, and two grandchildren; James and Lily Belanger. He was predeceased by his sister, Donna L. Belanger.

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Visiting hours will be held on Friday November 17, 2017 at Fortin\Auburn from 4-7pm. A memorial service will take place on Saturday November 18, 2017 at 10am also at the funeral home followed by committal prayers at Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Gerry's memory to the Boys & Girls Club of Auburn\Lewiston 43 Second St. Auburn, ME 04210. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.