Scarborough-On June 3rd Gerald “Jerry” W. MacVane, 75, of Scarborough, ME passed away peacefully at Gosnell Hospice House after an 8 month battle with cancer. Jerry was born in Portland, ME on Oct 8, 1943 to Lloyd V. & Elizabeth (Blake) MacVane. As a member of a military family, Jerry lived all over the east coast growing up. He graduated from Deering High School and after serving in the US Navy as a young man, he made his way back to Portland. In 1974 he moved to Kittery, Maine where he lived almost 30 years with his loving wife, Martha. During his time spent in Kittery, Jerry worked as a manager at Shaw’s Supermarket and later started an outstanding career in auto sales where, because of his caring and honest nature, he earned the “Salesman of the Month” title month after month. When it was time to retire from full-time work, Jerry moved to Scarborough and began his favorite job, driving a bus for RTP. He cherished all of his riders and enjoyed seeing their faces each day.
Jerry will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years, Martha and his children, Kimberly Leighton and partner Mike Weeks of Gray; Susan Garland and husband Bill of Belgrade; Heather Hale and husband Ryan of Kittery. Jerry was a proud grandfather of Jessica, Megan, Brianna, Connor, Grayce, Kiernan, Cullen, Skyler, Addyson and Emerson. Great-grandfather of Isla and Tobias. Jerry will also forever be remembered by his sister, Kathy (MacVane) Hutchins and husband Lee of Westbrook.
Jerry was predeceased by his parents, Lloyd V. and Elizabeth (Blake) MacVane.
Jerry belonged to many local lodges over the years but the Portland Eagles Club is where he spent much of his time, listening to music and watching football with good friends. He also spent many a weekend enjoying card parties with treasured friends. He loved music, classic country in particular, but his number one love after his family was the New England Patriots. Jerry faithfully supported the Pats for 42 years before they won their first Championship and few things made him happier than watching them win 5 more Super Bowls after that first one. Jerry will be remembered as a kind and caring man whose infectious smile always lit up a room.
Services will be at the convenience of the family.
Expressions of sympathy maybe made in the form of donations to The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center.
The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital
22 Bramhall St.
Portland, ME 04102