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Gerald Roland Desruisseaux
February 16, 1949 ~ December 26, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Gerald Roland Desruisseaux (Gary) passed away peacefully on December 26, 2023. Gary was born in New Hampshire on February 16, 1949, and he lived there through high school, graduating from Goffstown High School in Goffstown, New Hampshire.
Gary served 4 years in the United States Navy and then moved to Florida around 1970. While he lived in a few different places around the state, Fort Walton Beach was home for over 20 years. Gary worked for many years as a maintenance superintendent at University of West Florida in Pensacola. He transferred to Bradenton, Florida for a short time and worked at Ringling Museum of Art. After retiring in 2003, he came back north to Fort Walton Beach and loved living in this special area.
He is preceded in death by his father, Roland Leopold Desruisseaux, mother, Lorna McEwan Desruisseaux, and a son, Kenneth Wayne Robinson.
Gary leaves behind his loving wife Joan D White Desruisseaux, children Jennifer Wassmer and Gwen Morland, brothers Steve (Linda) Desruisseaux and Dave Desruisseaux, and sister Doreen Adair. He also is survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A time of visitation will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at McDonald Family Funeral Home.
Funeral service will begin at 2:00pm with burial following at Mossy Head Community Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Joan Desruisseaux, 261 Shrewsbury Road, Mary Esther, Florida 32569
with love from Joan -
I can’t believe I’ve been so blessed with a husband such as you,