Eugene Jerome Verret
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Eugene Jerome Verret
  • September 19, 1926 - October 30, 2017
  • Roswell, Georgia

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Eugene Jerome Verret, 91, of Roswell, Ga., returned to our Lord Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, with his loving family and caregivers at his bedside. A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, 10:00 am at Roswell Funeral Home, Roswell, Ga. His Catholic funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Alpharetta, Ga, immediately followed by interment at Green Lawn Cemetery, Roswell, Ga.

Gene was born Sep. 19, 1926, in Jennings, La. In 1946, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from LSU and married his high school sweetheart, Emma Gauthier. Gene's professional career spanned 47 years and five states in the oil, aerospace and industrial control industries. Gene holds a patent for a specialty valve for volatile liquid containers. His efforts also helped to provide missile defense for our nation and assisted in putting men on the moon. His work, and involvement in national committees, in industrial safety likely saved lives and limbs.

Gene was a devoted Catholic and most recently a member of St. Peter Chanel while living at St. George Village. He was previously a parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas, Alpharetta, Ga., where he served as a lector and in the bereavement group.

He is survived by daughters, Ann (John) Enright, Elaine Verret, Claire VanGaasbeck, Yvonne (Tim) Saul, Joan Verret, and Carol (Jeff) Bykowski; sons, Bob (Anne) Verret, Greg (JoEllen) Verret, Tom (Donna) Verret, and John (Richelle) Verret; 19 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Asa and Anna Nora Montagne Verret, brother, John Verret, sister, Lucille Verret Bourke, his loving wife of 57 years, Emma Gauthier Verret and daughter, Gloria Verret.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc. (www.lbda.org) are appreciated.