Gerald F. “Jerry” Slattery, 71, longtime resident of Springfield, passed away peacefully on Thursday December 5, 2019 at Care One at Redstone in East Longmeadow. Born in Springfield to the late John and Beatrice (Sorel) Slattery, he graduated from Cathedral High School. Jerry served his country in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam War and then graduated from the Andover School of Business and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Throughout his career, he was a Sales Associate for WHYN radio, later working with Comcast as an Ad Executive. Jerry had a love for music, especially 50’s and 60’s music and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. He loved hockey and was a lifelong fan of all the Springfield Hockey Teams and member of the Springfield Hockey Heritage Society. He is survived by his former wife of 32 years, Christine (LaRoche) Slattery of East Longmeadow; his three children, Derek M. Slattery and his wife Stella of Longmeadow, Brian J. Slattery and his wife Abbigael Horan and her son, Manuel Horan, all of Scotia, NY and Keri L. Slattery of Holyoke, MA; his brother, James M. Slattery and his wife Louise of Ft. Myers, FL; his sister, Patricia Lucey and her husband, Frank of Chicopee; two adored grandchildren, Riannan Elizabeth Slattery of Scotia, NY and Sadie Sofia Slattery of Longmeadow and a dear friend, Sandy Corbisiero of Springfield. Family and friends are invited to meet for calling hours on Wednesday December 11th from 4 – 7 PM at the Hafey Funeral Home, 494 Belmont Ave., Springfield. Jerry’s funeral service will be held on Thursday December 12th at 11 AM in the funeral home. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jerry’s memory to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104-2396. For online condolences, please visit www.hafeyfuneralservice.com
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