Gerald W. McCourt, 81

LYNN — Gerald William McCourt, U.S. Marine, 81, of Lynn, recently passed away.

Gerald was born in Boston and lived in Watertown. Gerald served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked at the Coca-Cola Company and then Walbar. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen McCourt of Lynn. They spent 60 years of marriage. Together they raised their three daughters in Lynn.

Gerald enjoyed hunting and bringing home “dinner” for the family. He loved racing cars, fixing cars, winters with their snowmobiles and traveling with Helen. Gerald was a NASCAR fan and looked forward to Daytona 500 races. One of their vacations included a road trip to Daytona where they spent a day at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Gerald had a love for just driving around the city reminiscing about his glory days and those Revere Beach stories, maybe shouldn’t be repeated here.

Gerald was the son of the late Daniel and Mildred McCourt of California. He is survived by his three daughters, Lorrie Dow of Lynn, Darlene O’Connell and her husband Edward of Marshfield and Jere McClory of Lynn; his sisters, Marjorie and her husband Jessie Holland, Joan McCourt, Anita and her husband Charles Heisick and Arlene Behr;  sister-in-law, Marion Walak of Lynnfield; and brother-in-law, Joseph Maciejewski and his wife Barbara of Florida. Gerald also has nine grandchildren, Rebecca and her husband Otis Wallace, Raymond Dow, Harmony Dow, all of Lynn, Kevin, Erin, Candice and Corrine McClory, all of Lynn, and Amanda and Lindsey O’Connell of Marshfield. He has seven great-grandchildren, Olivia, Alijah and Kayla Wallace, Kaiser and Chase Bodden, Isabelle Sutson, Caleb McClory and Brandon McClory. Gerald also has several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Service information: Gerald will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services are being held privately for the family. Arrangements are by the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Lung Association, Guestbook at


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