Gerald L. Hannibal
Gerald L. Hannibal, husband of Janet R. (Tullercash) Perry-Hannibal,
died Saturday, February 24, 2018 in the Cape Coral Hospital, Cape Coral,
Florida following his long illness.
in Gloucester February 10, 1943, he was the son of the late Russell E.
and Janet C. (Black) Hannibal. He was raised in Gloucester until his
teenage years, then moved with his family to Beverly where he was a
member of the Beverly High School Graduating Class of 1961. Jerry went
on to serve four years in the United States Navy. He served during the
“Cuban Blockade” and had many captivating stories of those years at sea.
In his early years of employment he was well known for his success as a
car salesman. Over the years he sold Chevrolets, Fords, Porsches, later
managing a Mercedes Benz dealership. He also owned the former Jan and
Jerry’s Ice-Cream Parlor, now Zumi’s, on Market Street, Ipswich. For
over a decade prior to his retirement he became a Realtor Associate with
Seacoast Realty and then most recently an associate at the Ipswich
Office of J. Barrett Real Estate. Jerry also participated in many clubs
and organizations throughout Ipswich and the North Shore. He willingly
volunteered his services as needed whenever he could.
particularly loved being with all the grandkids and looked forward to
their visits. He loved to watch their sports whenever he could. For many
years he loved to play golf with family and friends and played in many
tournaments and leagues.
was an avid woodcarver and created exquisite shore birds, many having
won recognition at carving shows. He loved boating and spent years
enjoying his boats docked at local marinas and had wonderful memories of
boat trips throughout New England and of annual vacations cruising the
U.S and British Virgin Islands with his wife and close friends. He and
his wife also enjoyed many travel destination vacations in and out of
the country with family and close friends.
family and friends lovingly remember all the wonderful winters while
skiing at Pat's Peak in Henniker, NH.
and his wife Jan had decided this was the year to start spending the
winter months in Florida and were totally thankful for the enjoyment of
their brief stay.
addition to his wife of nearly forty years, he is survived by his
children, Tim Hannibal and his wife Janine and their children, Taylor,
Kyle, Evan and Emily all of Ipswich, Jonathan Hannibal and his son Max
of Albany, New York, Sheryl Reedy and her husband Craig, of Cape Coral,
FL and their children, Kaitlin of New York, NY, Tucker and his fiancee’
Sarah both of Cape Coral, FL, Robert Perry and his wife Mary (Miki) and
their daughter, Joanna of Ipswich, Tara Fowler and her husband Dave and
their children Hailey and Hayden all of Ipswich; brothers and sisters,
Russell Hannibal and his wife Gail of Honey Creek, IA, Cathy Spell of
Amesbury, Gary Hannibal of Beverly, Beth Oliver and her husband Craig,
of Gloucester, Paige Nichols and her husband Peter of Hamilton; brother
and sisters in law, Anne Hansen and her husband Tom of Newton, NH, Jack
Tullercash and his wife Marie of Ipswich and Marie Rathe and her
husband Mike of Ipswich. Jerry was a man known to add much joy and love
to his entire family of cousins, especially Marty, his many nieces,
nephews and to all of his friends who will all sadly and lovingly miss
him and his wonderful sense of humor.
visitation will be held Thursday, March 15 from 10 am to the time of his
11 am funeral service in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High
Street, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Interment
with military Honors will be in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Ipswich Council on
Aging, 25 Green St., Ipswich, MA 01938.