Gerald A. Belliveau

EASTHAM - Gerry Belliveau, a true Gentleman, died on April 27, 2022, of cancer, at his home in Eastham. He was born on October 9th, 1942, to Amadee and Rose Belliveau. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by twin sister, Joan Kendrick, and brothers Phil and Dave Belliveau.
     Gerry was a life-long Cape Codder. He began working at Puritan Clothing in Chatham at age 17 stocking shelves, but soon rose to Sales, Management, and Human Relations Director of the company. Retiring after 30 years at Puritan, he remained in “the people business” at Snow’s in Orleans and the Brewster General Store.
He spent many summers with family and friends at the “Cupola House” on North Beach in Chatham. Everyone in town, including “the summer people” knew and loved Gerry from his years at Puritan. He remembered all of his loyal customers and enjoyed watching their children grow up. He truly cared about everyone he met and made a point to get to know them.
He served a brief stint in the Army National Guard, spent 20 years on the Chatham School Committee and was active in Kiwanis and the Chatham Merchants Association where he helped launch the popular “Chatham Christmas Stroll.”
He especially loved family parties (even the corny poems!), travel, jazz, playing his clarinet, painting, and dining out with friends. He was a friend of Jack’s! He will be remembered for his kind, fun-loving, accepting and generous spirit, and of course, his impeccable wardrobe.
Gerry is survived by his children Kathy (Rob) Preston and Bob Belliveau, brother Robert (Martha) Belliveau, sister-in-law Phyllis Belliveau, brother-in-law Skip Kendrick, and grandchildren Steph, Zach, Ian and John as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. He also leaves former wives and friends, Kitty Belliveau and Leah Belliveau.
Gerry was the longest survivor of Multiple Myeloma at Dana-Farber and helped them to develop new drugs and procedures. To help defray medical costs, his family would be grateful to accept donations c/o Kathy Preston, 276 Main Street, W. Dennis, MA., 02670. Donations may also be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A celebration of life will be determined at a later date.