ARUNDEL — Jerry Verville passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 19, 2015, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born July 24, 1939, in Biddeford to Emile and Lillian (Dube) Verville. He graduated from St. Louis High School in 1957.

Jerry served in both the Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy. In 1962 he married Connie Hebert in St. Joseph’s church in Biddeford; they spent 53 happy years together.

He is preceded in death by: his parents; a sister, Joan Valcourt; and brothers, Richard and Robert.

Jerry is survived by: his wife, Connie of Arundel; four children, Steven and his children Megan and Derek of Biddeford, Denise and husband Thomas LeBlond and their children Renaie, Nicholas and Joshua of Biddeford, James and his wife Linda Toussaint and their children Devon, Erica and Caden of Saco, and John and his wife Sarah Carter and their sons Jakob and Zackary of Waterboro. He is also survived by: his brother, Norman and his wife Aline of Biddeford; and sisters, Jeannette and her husband Albert Landry of Meriden, Connecticut, Claudette Panecassio of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and Madeleine Roger of Dayton. He also leaves a brotherin law, Richard Hebert and his wife Dorothy, traveling companions to whom he was close; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Jerry’s favorite times were when there were family gatherings. He loved attending all his grandchildren’s activities and was so proud of all of them, a fact he shared with everyone. He loved hunting, fishing and always had projects that he was working on. He was meticulous about taking care of his home and gardens and was known to all as the one who could fix anything.

He worked at Day’s Jewelry Store while he was in high school. After he left the Navy, he worked for Maremont. Then he became a sales supervisor for Delorge Baking Company, and finished his career as a sales representative at J.J. Nissan Baking. He retired in 1999.

He had a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin and was a man of with a strong faith. Jerry always loved to talk about his trip to Medjugorie in 2002. He fought his battle with cancer for 17 years and was known as the “King of Chemo” by his physicians at the New England Center for Cancer in Scarborough.

Visiting hours will be 4- 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Joseph’s Church in Biddeford. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford.

Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel. To share condolences online, visit