Mr. Gerald W. Cloran, age 84, of Lynn, died Tuesday morning in a local nursing home after a lengthy illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Carol (Cameron) Cloran.
Born in Swampscott, Gerald was the son of the late Helen E. Cloran. He attended Lynn Schools and was a graduate of Lynn English High School Class of 1946. He enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict.
Prior to his retirement in 1993, Gerald was employed at Head Custodian for the City of Lynn and had previously worked for many years as a woodworker in East Boston. He was a communicant of St. Pius V Church and Holy Family Church. Gerald enjoyed bowling and was an avid Boston sports fan.
He leaves his children, Elaine Cecchinelli and James Cloran and his wife Linda all of Lynn. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Alex and Gia Cecchinelli and Damian Cloran and several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Kevin Cloran and brother to the late Fran and Katherine Cloran.
Gerald's Funeral will be held from the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Friday at 12:00PM followed by a Funeral Mass in the Holy Family Church at 1:00PM. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Saint Joseph's Cemetery. Visitation prior to Mass beginning at 12:00PM.