OSWEGO, NY – Gerard (Gerry) L. Lafond, 92, a former resident of Bishop’s Commons, passed away peacefully Saturday Aug. 25, 2012, at St. Luke Health Services.
Mr. Lafond was born in Drummondville, Quebec, the son of the late Ernest and Regina (Bergeron) Lafond.
He was a long-time resident of Oswego.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed for many years as a bacteriologist at Oswego Hospital.
Mr. Lafond was a member of the 4th degree Order of the Knights of Columbus and was a founding member of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association.
He was a former communicant of St. John’s Parish.
Mr. Lafond was a devoted father and loving husband.
He was an avid sports fan and loved to garden.
He was the husband of the late M. Irene (Galant) Lafond, who predeceased him on March 15, 2010.
Mr. Lafond is survived by three daughters, Danielle (Bill) Stephenson of Delmont, Pa., Lynne Morris of Oswego and Gisele (Eugene) Kim of Pennsylvania; four sons, Pierre Lafond of Rochester, Michel (Carol) Lafond of New Jersey, Marc Lafond of Arizona and Richard (Deana) Lafond of Oswego; and 15 grandchildren.
He is also survived by two sisters, Sr. Marguerite Lafond and Rose-Aimée Lafond; and four brothers, Henri, Louis Philippe, Joseph and Marcel.
He was predeceased by two brothers, François and Omer; and six sisters, Sr. Gertrude Lafond, Antoinette Lefebvre, Alphonsine Dionne, Sr. Cécile Lafond, Sr. Réjeanne Lafond and Jean-Marie Lafond.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Paul’s Church.
Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, 112 E. Second St., Oswego.
Memorial contributions can be made to Oswego Hospital, 110 W. Sixth St., Oswego, NY, 13126; or to the Oswego Minor Hockey Association, PO Box 5525, Oswego, NY, 13126.