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Gerardus Visser

Gerardus “Jerry” Visser, 86, husband of Virginia (Stewart) Visser of Arrowhead Trail, Ipswich, died Sunday, July 6, 2014 in the Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester following his  long  illness.

Born in Heiloo, Netherlands November 12, 1927 he was the son of the late Dirk and Helena (van Steeg) Visser. He was a graduate of the public schools in the Netherlands and coming to the USA in 1952 to join his brother he went on to attend the Salem Commercial School and Northeastern University. Mr. Visser was employed as an accountant working for the AC Spark Plug Div. of General Motors, Cinter Bond of Gloucester and Parker-Hannifin Co. of Gray, ME from which he retired in 1984. In retirement he owned and operated the Visser Bulb Co. in Ipswich.

In addition to his wife of sixty years he is survived by a son, Glenn S. Visser and his wife Carol of Montville, ME; a daughter, Gayle C. Noel and her husband Daniel of Clifton Park, NY and many nephews and nieces including  Dirk Visser and wife Mary Sue of NY,   Leo Visser and close nephew  Jaap Meijer  both of the  Netherlands, Elizabeth Shoreman of Ipswich,  Linda Taylor and her husband Dr. David of NY and Helena Meijer  of the Netherlands.

He was the brother of the late Dirk Visser formerly of Ipswich and  John, Wietse and Elisabeth Visser all formerly of the Netherlands.

His funeral service will be held 10 am Monday, July 28 graveside in the New Highland  Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Memorial Fund, First Church in Ipswich, Meetinghouse Green , Ipswich, MA 01938 and or Ipswich Humane Group, P.O. Box 873, Ipswich, MA 01938.

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