Jerome Francis McAuliffe, 76
Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Taylor) McAuliffe and the husband of Carol Ann (Geswell) McAuliffe of Marlborough.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons, Craig and his wife Dawn of Port St. Lucie, FL, Jerry, Jr. of Northborough, Ted and his wife Andrea of Northborough, John P. and his wife Carla of Northborough, Tim and his partner Ed McCauley of Chelmsford, and Michael and his wife Andrea of Worcester; his daughters, Catherine Bilafer and her husband Bobby of Concord, Patricia Bautz and her husband Don of Milford and Jeannie Beaulieu and her husband Jim of Milford; his brother, John McAuliffe and his wife Grace of Dallas, TX; his sisters, Mary Jane Songer and her husband Lew of Waban and Martha Johnson of Mansfield; his grandchildren, to whom he was Grampy, Jackie, Jayme, Jimmy, Jesse, Jordyn, Andy, T.J.,Brianna ,Jenn, Shane and Mia; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Jacqueline McAuliffe.
In addition to his love of his family, Jerry avidly followed all the Boston sports teams. At the age of 12 he began working at Fenway Park, where during the many years of his employment he was able to watch his favorite player, Ted Williams. Later, as a grandfather, he enjoyed attending all of his grandchildren's sporting events.
Jerry also shared a passion for music, attending many of his grandchildren's concerts, which brought back memories of his own singing in several barbershop quartets.
Jerry loved dogs, whether it was his own beloved beagle, Bronson, or one of the many family pets he would visit and dog sit for. He enjoyed many years vacationing on Cape Cod with his family, whether at a family cottage or at the Irish Village, listening to his favorite Irish music.
He was a longtime employee of Cahners Publishing Company, where as a computer programmer for 20 years, he built many long standing friendships. Later, following his retirement, he filled his spare time by working at Hannaford Market in Marlborough.
Back in the 1970s, Jerry was a member of the Young Democrats of Marlborough, and as a passionate reader himself, he was actively involved in the renovations and addition to the Marlborough Public Library. An active member of the Immaculate Conception Parish for many years, he served as a Eucharistic Minister, a Religious Education teacher and a member of the choir.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, March 8, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 9, at 9 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson Street in Marlborough.
Donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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