Gerard J. Cloutier, 73, of Torrington, CT, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, December 23, 2021. He was the loving husband of his wife Carol (Brown) Cloutier for the past 53 years.
Gerard was born on May 8, 1948, in Berlin, New Hampshire, son of the late Emilien and Gilberte (Napert) Cloutier. He grew up in New Britain, CT and relocated to the Torrington area in 1987 where he spent the remainder of his life.
Gerard had a career as a steamfitter employed by the Harvey Robbin Company in Hartford, CT, for many years. Gerard enjoyed going to car shows, attending NASCAR races, and taking trips to Disney World.
In addition to his wife Carol, he is survived by his children James and Karen Cloutier and their daughter Courtney, Steven Cloutier and his daughter Caitlin, and Patricia and Michael Szabo; a brother Roger Cloutier and his wife Sandi and many nieces and nephews. Gerard was predeceased by his sisters Suzanne (Teresa) Reynolds, Ceil Gundlah and Lisa Weir.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff, nurses and physicians at the Smilow Cancer Center in Torrington who provided the best care during his battle with cancer. Gerard routinely referred to the nurses who cared for his as his “angels”.
There will be no calling hours. Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Cancer Center Fund of Litchfield Hills, 200 Kennedy Drive, Torrington, CT 06790.
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