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Gerard Thomas
Gerard Thomas "Gerry" Ennis

February 11, 1947 - July 24, 2019
Born in Brooklyn, NY
Resided in Frankford Twp., NJ

Obituary

Gerard “Gerry” Thomas Ennis, of Frankford Twp., passed away peacefully, July 24, 2019, following a long stay at Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Brooklyn to the late Joseph and Amelia (nee Guyon) Ennis on February 11, 1947. Gerry proudly served in the United States Navy, during the Vietnam War era. Following his discharge from active duty, Gerry continued to serve in the Naval Reserves for nearly 20 years. He worked for the New York City Transit authority for 26 years prior to his retirement in 1997.

Growing up in Brooklyn, his family summered at their house on the North Shore of Culver Lake. These were such happy times that when it was time to leave Brooklyn in September 1985, he chose to bring his family to the Branchville area from which he continued his commute to his work in the Bronx until his retirement.

Gerry was a former member of the Branchville Volunteer Fire Department including the Fire Police division, as well as the Branchville American Legion Post 157, where he loved to share his stories and visit with friends.

Gerry was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Amelia Ennis Brandt; and his brother Vincent T. Ennis. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Antoinette “Toni” (nee Delfino) Ennis; his children Kathleen, Joseph and wife, Toni, Sarah, and Christopher, Sr; his grandchildren, Delani, Joseph, Lynnlee, Christopher Jr., Haley, and William; his siblings, Joseph G. Ennis, Elizabeth “Betty Ann” LaRosa and husband, Charles, Sara Wuensch, and husband, Joseph; four foster sons; as well as his cousins and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Gerard, 10:00 am on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at St. Mary's Parish of the Immaculate Conception, 50 Ball Street, Port Jervis, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Blue Ridge Rescue Squad, PO Box 232, Branchville, NJ 07826 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main Street, Branchville, NJ. Condolences may be offered online at: www.woodfuneralhome.net

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