SAVOIE Gerald Joseph
of Waterford, MI, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at age 89. Beloved husband of 60 years to the late Joyce; loving father of Joanne Savoie, Joseph Savoie, John (the late Paula) Savoie, Julie (Andrew) Woida and Janet Reddy; proud grandfather of Jessica (A.J.), Jason (Audrey), Heather (Jason), Andrea (Rich), Austin, Patrick and Erika; great grandfather of Ryan, Jordyn, Ayla, Addy, Trey, Wyatt and two on the way; special brother in law of Ray, Chris, Joan, Dick, Beth, Tom and Geri; caring uncle of many special nieces and nephews. Jerry was the youngest of six siblings born to Odelie and Davila Savoie. His father moved his family in 1925 to Michigan from Qeubec ,Canada to work on Model T cars. Jerry had a variety of jobs before starting Savoie Insulation Company with his brother Jim in 1955. He was also one of the founders of Spring Lake Golf Course (now known as The Fountains). Jerry also started up Savoie Self Serve Storage in 1988 in Clarkston and owned many real estate properties. Although Jerry was proud of all this, he was most proud of the family he founded with his wife of 60 years. Jerry was the life of the party and leaves behind many loved ones filled with happy memories of one of the kindest, generous, funniest souls this world has ever known.
Sunday, October 15, 2017, from 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary, at COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON, 8909 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston.
A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, October 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (in state 9:30) at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church (5481 Dixie Hwy. Waterford).
Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of the Lakes or Fox Manor at Lourdes Senior Community (2300 Watkins Lake Rd. Waterford, MI 48328).
So sorry. Goodbyes are always hard. All our Love, prayers and hugs
The Swamy family
My condolences and prayers!!!
Gerry was our landlord from 1969-1972 when we lived iin his Maple Green apts. on Maple Dr. He was the best and made certain we were well taken care of and in return we made certain the building and grounds were given the same treatment. We made lifelong friends with the other tenants in the building and our celebrating our 48th annual Maple Green Christmas party this year. We were so happy that Gerry joined us to celebrate our 25 year milestone of friendship on the lawn of the apartment building and were excited when he showed up with the chilled champagne. What a gentleman and a treasure. RIP Gerry.
So sorry to the entire Savoie family on your loss. I did not know your parents very well but know they raised incredible children and their legacy shall live on through them. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
Margie (Schooley) Hanson
Joe and family, I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. You are in my prayers.
The Chapa family
My condolences may your family find peace in each other and remember the good times you had with your father bless you.