Gerald J. Bazinet

Born: Fri., May 25, 1928
Died: Wed., Jan. 14, 2009

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Gerald Joseph Bazinet, 80, husband of Theresa (Ouellette) Bazinet and a longtime resident of the Terryville section of Plymouth, died Wednesday, Jan.14, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford following a two-month battle to recover from the complications of a medical procedure.

"Gerry," as he was known at work and in the community, was employed by the then New Departure-Hyatt division of General Motors in various supervisory and quality control management capacities from 1953 to his retirement in 1985. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1946 to 1951, rising to the rank of Petty Officer Second-Class and serving aboard the U.S.S. Midway.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Gerry was active in Plymouth town government, serving as Civil Defense Director and Chairman of the Plymouth Charter Commission, among other assignments. He was a member of the Plainville AARP chapter and the New Departure Retirees group.

Born in Mount Vernon, NY, May 25, 1928, he was the son of Joseph H. and Delphine (Deranleau) Bazinet. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter, Michael G. Bazinet of Southbury and Shirley A. (Bazinet) Preleski of Burlington; their spouses, Patrice Kennedy-Bazinet and Thomas Preleski; and two grandchildren, Jonathan Preleski and Jessica Preleski.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, 9:30a.m from the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville to St. Thomas Church, Thomaston, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 where he was a parishioner. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gerry's name to St. Paul Catholic High School, Stafford Ave., Bristol, CT 06010.

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Judy and Chris Hayes

Hi Aunt Theresa and family

Chris and I are so sorry that we could not make the wake last night or the funeral today cause of work. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in this time of sorrow.We're thinking of all of you.

Love ya all

Judy and Chris


Shirley -

I was very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your tremendous loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this most difficult time. May looking back at the loving memories that all of you shared help bring you some comfort.

My prayers and thoughts go out to all of you.

In sympathy,

Terri Schaefer

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