Gerald P. “Jerry” Deprey, 70, of Bristol, formerly of Green Sea, S.C., and Higganum, Conn., passed away on Aug. 24, 2017, at Country Side Manor in Bristol.
Jerry was born on Jan. 27, 1947, in Soldier Pond, Maine, son to the late Louis P. Deprey Sr. and Ursule (Bouchard) Deprey. He was a hard worker who enjoyed his endeavors throughout his working years. He established a career in truck driving and was employed by B.W. Brown Trucking in Berlin for over 25 years and later worked for Westbrook Block in Westbrook. In addition, he was the former owner of Family Market forfive5 years and D.J.’s Package Store for 10 years, both located in Bristol. Jerry was a family man with a heart of gold and adored animals, especially his dogs. He loved gardening and being outdoors. In his younger years, he enjoyed working on and racing cars.
Jerry is survived by his son, Bryan Deprey, of Plainville; his daughter, Brenda Jannotta, of Fairfield; his son, Scott Deprey, of Plainville; his stepson Jonathon Deprey; his sisters, Dorothy LaBelle, of Plainville and Janice Poliquin, of Bristol; his cousin, who was more like a brother to him, Larry Gorneault and his wife, Eileen, of South Carolina; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Jerry was predeceased by his son, Jeffrey Deprey, and his brothers, Donald Deprey and Louis Deprey Jr.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, Sept. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., Plainville. A service in celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 5:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Waccamaw Animal Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 1764, Conway, SC 29528. For more information or to leave online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.BAILEY-FUNERALHOME.com .