Gerald “Gerry” Richard Langevin went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 17, 2016. The son of Ludger and Rita Langevin, he was born in Somersworth, New Hampshire, May 16, 1937. Gerald attended Somersworth High School where he excelled academically and athletically, lettering in basketball and baseball. Upon graduation in 1955 he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served honorably for 22 years. During his distinguished career he served his country at numerous bases around the world which included tours in Vietnam, Germany, Greece and Republic of the Philippines.
Throughout his military career he received numerous awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star for meritorious service in Vietnam. Upon retirement from the Air Force he pursued his college education, graduating from Franklin Pierce College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Shortly thereafter, he began his second career in management within numerous grocery stores where he served as the produce manager. He specifically enjoyed his time working at Kelley’s IGA in Niceville, Florida, where he received several local, state, and regional awards during his tenure. In 2003, he retired for the last time and moved to the Villages, Florida, where he was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing the many Villages courses with his family, friends and neighbors. Everyone that knew him will miss his compassionate demeanor, quick wit, larger than life personality and never ending jokes and antics.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rachel Langevin and his sister, Sister Judith Langevin, CSC Manchester, NH. He was preceded in death by his brother, Roger Langevin. He leaves behind three sons; Roger, and wife Sandy, Daniel and wife Andrea, and Thomas and wife Lori. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren; Megan, James and wife Deanna, Morgan and husband Tyler, Brittany, Chandler, Courtney, Madison, Brooke and three great grandchildren; Brody, Elise, and Odin.
Services will be held at St. Marks The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, The Villages, on July 15th at 10:00 AM followed by a private interment at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell Florida.