Palmer-Gerald A. Chaiffre, 76, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2023. Gerald was born in Pittsfield, MA December 7, 1946 to the late Horace A and Rosemary (Viner) Chaiffre. He served in the US Airforce from 1964-1968 and was honorably discharged. He earned his degree in Business Management and Engineering. For many years he was a Construction Superintendent overseeing the construction of commercial buildings throughout most of the northeast. Gerald enjoyed deep sea and freshwater fishing, hunting, listening to country music, playing softball and watching football especially the Giants and Patriots. As Gerald always said “family is everything” and he was happiest when spending quality time with his family.
Gerald was predeceased by his son, William M. Chaiffre. He leaves his daughter Melissa A. Hibbard and her husband Jack of Pelham; sons, Arthur G. Chaiffre, Hunter A. Chaiffre and his partner, Gina Richards, Ryan M. Chaiffre all of Palmer; sister Judy Wilson and her husband Gary of Raleigh, NC; lifelong friends William Mickle and his wife Kathy of Dalton; three granddaughters, Lauren Messer and her fiancé Jae Zemianek, Jamie Farnum and her husband David Farnum, Amber Messer and her fiancé, Tyler Rogers; great grandchildren, Forrest, Eleanor and Wilhelmina Farnum; goddaughter/niece, Karen Martello and her husband Stan Martello and their family; niece, Amanda White, Jeff White and their family; three godsons Scott Campbell, Richard Campbell, and William Mickle IV, and many friends and extended family members.
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