Gerard A. McCra

Died: Mon., Jul. 13, 2020

Funeral Service And Burial Are Private

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New Bedford – Gerard A. McCra, 73, died Monday, July 13. 2020 at Hathaway Manor Extended Care.   He was the husband of the late Deborah McCra.
     Born in Acushnet, a son of the late Arthur and Florence (Moniz) McCra, he lived in New Bedford all his life.  He was employed as a cook for the restaurant industry until his retirement.
     Gerard had many interests, including cooking, crafts, and sports such as the Red Sox and Patriots.  He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and especially loved his dog, Ebony.
     Survivors include 1 daughter, Cheryl McCra; 2 brothers, Norman Deslauriers and Stanley McCra; 2 sisters, Jeanine Walker and Jacqueline Raposa; and 4 grandchildren.
     He was the brother of the late Leo Deslauriers and Muriel Deslauriers.
     His services and burial in Acushnet Cemetery are private.  Arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  For condolences, visit

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   Posted Mon July 13, 2020
RIP Jerry I had the pleasure of knowing you I met you in the 80s you were a creative craftsman always joking around and always laughing you will be greatly missed by your family and friends, Jerry you are now in peace no more pain your soul is with the Lord someday will all meet again

Ronna Egan
   Posted Tue July 14, 2020
Uncle Jerry,
Fun times were had growing up visiting you. I remember the bike rides to Lake Street to swim and then to Country Whip for ice cream, the time you and mom took us trick-or-treating and scared us, and you made the best mac/cheese! You always had neighborhood kids at your house and taught us to make matchstick stuff!! We all had such good times!

May you now rest in peace as you leave your broken body behind. I am sure grand-mere was there to welcome you home with a hug and a smile :)

Wendy Weston
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
My sincere condolences to all, may you Rest In Peace Gerry

Dina Oliveira
   Posted Thu July 16, 2020
I will always remember Gerry as a very talented crafter, he was always very pleasant and always managed to smile every time i saw him no matter how much pain he was in.
I can't imagine how painful this loss is for you. My condolences to you and your family Jeannie.

Jeanine Walker
   Posted Mon July 20, 2020
You will never know the hole that has been left in my heart since your passing. You were one of the kindest most giving man I knew and it made me want to be a better person. You trusted everyone that came into your life and did anything for anyone and you will be sorely missed by so many people. You suffered so much and never complained and now your suffering is over. Rest in peace my brother until we are all together again on the other side. You are with the Lord and all those that we love and miss and tell them that I can't wait to see them all again.

Gail Lyonnais
   Posted Wed July 22, 2020
Jeanine, I am sorry to read about your brother's passing. I know you loved him very much. Sending hugs and prayers to you.

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