Had a lifelong passion for writing and reading

Published in the September 6, 2018 edition

NORTH READING — Gerald B. Macaulay, known as “G”, 66, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, September 2, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. He was a resident of North Reading for 35 years and former resident of Malden.

Born in Everett on January 13, 1952, he was the son of the late William and Geraldine (Whitman) Macaulay.

Gerry was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a degree in English. He was employed by the United States Parcel Service until his retirement six years ago.

Gerry is survived by his loving wife, Rita Fernandes; his sons, Jesse Macaulay and his companion, Erin Cameron, of North Reading, and Matthew Macaulay and his companion, Genevieve Flatley, of Woburn; his brother, William Macaulay and his wife, Patricia, of Malden; nephews Aaron and David Macaulay; and cousins Deb and Sandra Hayes. He had a huge network of loving friends, including Steve and Dorrine Foley, Brian Hoyle and Thomas Fisher, who supported him through his cancer treatment.

Gerry had a lifelong passion for writing and reading. He was an enthusiastic Boston sports fan, he enjoyed riding motorcycles and skiing at Sunday River. Gerry especially loved music, playing the guitar and organizing an annual Jam at his beloved Bryant Pond, Maine, which he has chosen as a final resting place. A memorial service will be held there at a later date, to be scheduled by his family.

He took in so many people under his wing and always made everyone feel like family; he touched many lives and was always willing to help.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.jimmyfund.org/gift or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. www.croswellfuneralhome.com