Gerald D. Ciarcia, 95

May 7, 2021

Gerald D. Ciarcia, 95, passed away on April 23, 2021.  He was born in Warerbury, CT on May 13th, 1925.  He earned his Bachelor of Divinity degree from Hartford Seminary and served Congregational Churches in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

To enhance his public service career, he went on to earn his M.A. degree from Assumption College to later serve on the staff of the Mass. Rehabilitation Commission. 

During retirement, he joyfully served in libraries and Councils on Aging in Florida and Massachusetts as leader in U.S. and world history and opera groups.

His pen and ink pictures and stationery are popular in the Cape region and throughout New England. He delighted in doing the hundreds of pictures of small towns and meeting the friendly villagers in each. 

After his wife passed away, he lived in Little Neck in Marion for 2 years.  He then moved to All American in West Wareham.  There he played piano every night with all the women singing along.  He also ran a history group, art class and a church service.  He was there for almost 3 years and will be greatly missed.  

Before the pandemic, he was the group discussion leader for Never Stop Learning at the Bourne Community Center as well as history groups at COA’s in Middleboro and Taunton.

He leaves his daughter Cathy Vinal of Berkley, his two sons Richard Ciarcia of Livermore Falls, ME, and Gary Ciarcia of East Wareham.

Jerry lost the joy and light of his life, his dear wife Bessie in July of 2015, his companion of 69 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Holt Adoption Agency at:  Holt International Children Services, P.O. Box 2880 Eugene, OR 97402.