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Gerald M. Brewster

Rest in Peace
 Gerald ”Gerry” M. Brewster passed away unexpectedly at his home on March 1, 2017. He was 63 years old.
 Born in Wichita, Kansas on November 7, 1953 to the late Helene (Payton) Brewster and the late Emmett Brewster,  he grew up in Lowell and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
 Upon graduation from high school, he operated a successful roofing business, Fairmount Roofing, throughout the 1980’s until its closure.  Always having an interest in cars, Gerry then worked for a short time at several car dealerships in the Merrimack Valley area.   
 In 2015, Gerry co-authored a memoir “Why, Brother Why? ” about his experiences of addiction. This memoir was a cathartic journey for him in which he hoped would offer encouragement and support to others in the same recovery battle.
 All that knew Gerry, knew of his sense of humor and unstoppable impulse for a good laugh. He was an avid sports fan, who never failed to place a “wager” on his favorite team. Gerry will be remembered for his colorful personality, tough presence and kind heart.
 He is survived by his only son, Michael McNulty of Dracut, two grandchildren, Sean and Kyle McNulty of Dracut, his brother, Bruce and his wife Rosemary (Quinlan), his nephew, Connor Brewster, and niece, Anarose Brewster all of Lowell, and his special friend and companion of many years, Karen DiPietro of Chelmsford, as well as many lifelong friends in the Lowell and Boston area.
 In following his wishes, calling hours have been omitted and a private Funeral Mass will be held at the convenience of his family.  E-condolences at Those wishing to make a donation in Gerry’s memory may do so to Zack’s Team Foundation. ( Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – (978) 458-8768.
Condolences (12)
  • Bonnie Brewster  - Little sister
    RIP Gerry. Love you!
  • Bonnie Regina Brewster  - Little sister
    Rip Gerry,Love you!
  • Mike Quattrochi
    Bruce, sad to hear of the loss of your brother. Altho many years have passed I can still remmember the warm summer days at Shedd Park as we all reached the end of our inocence. Jessa I hope that you have found eternal rest and peace
  • Carol Anderson  - RIP Gerry
    I would like to give my condolences to his family and close friends. Gerry was always so kind. He enjoyed just getting together for coffee. He loved when I took my cat outside in the cat stroller. He was such a Sweetheart. This was all such a huge shock to me. I already miss him but know that he is at peace. No more worries Gerry. I will miss walking around with you at the Folk Festival this year. So sad and so young. (God Speed,)that's what you wrote in the book you gave me! I will think of you every day and wish you were still here. Good bye good friend until we meet again.
  • Kevin Regan  - Gerald Brewster
    Bruce , just heard the sad news today my condolences to you and your family.Breaks my heart to hear we lost anyone from the park.We all have such good memories of growing up,and Gerry was one of us.He will be missed.Sorry man .Oats
  • Gary & Diana Gagnon  - RIP Gerry
    So sorry for your loss Gerry was a good friend for many years, he will be missed. Good Bye old friend til we meet again!!!
  • Michael O'Malley  - skinny
    Bruce sorry to read about Gerry i still remember throwing around the football at briarwood with you guys gone to soon
  • Michael O'Malley
    sorry about Gerry,Bruce i still remember throwing around the football at briarwood with you guys
  • Beth -
    I am so sorry for the pain you all are enduring in the sudden loss of your dear loved one. Please find strength & comfort in Gods promise that we will see our loved ones again in a world without disease & suffering...the paradise earth God intended for mankind. A wonderful time when Mr Brewster, free of addiction, will embrace life again with family & friends to enjoy doing all the things he loves. John 5:28,29; Isaiah 33:24; Revelation 21:3-5; Psalms 37:10,11,29. JW.ORG
  • Philip & Lynne Scannell  - Gerald Brewster
    Bruce.. So so sorry.. We remember our days a shedd park.. and the neighborhood. Thoughts and prayers
  • Joany Murphy Ilg  - Condolences
    Bruce and Family, So very sorry to hear of Gerry's passing, although I haven't seen him since we were teenagers I do remember his jovial personality and always making people laugh. With Love and Sympathy, Joany & Bob
  • Dennis Scannell  - Gerry RIP
    So sad to hear the news today....We first met Gerry when every kid in the neighborhood tried out for Little League Baseball. Looking back , for the next three years we thought we were playing for the Majors in Fenway...Gerry and Bruce were such good friends.....From all your friends growing up ...Good Bye Gerry you were awesome.......
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