Gerald Francis Verno  of White Lake; January 20, 2016; Age 95; born October 22, 1920 in Manistee, MI. Son of the late Lester and Esther Verno; husband of the late Ethel V. Verno; father of Sharon M. Ryan (Dennis), Susan A. Beaudry (Barry), Janice M. Aubin (Dirk) and the late Gerald T. and Charles W. Verno; grandfather of Jared, Brandon and Jason Ryan, Zachary and Alexandria Beaudry and Amanda Aubin; great-grandfather of Chase and Harrison; brother of the late Jerome Verno. Mr. Verno served in the United States Navy during WWII in the European Theater. Gerald worked at Verno & Son’s family business delivering sundries in the thumb area of Michigan from 1938-1942. He was a real estate agent for Bateman Real Estate and retired as a life insurance agent for Prudential Life Insurance. Gerald was a 3rd Degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 13600 St. Perpetua for 71 years. He was an active volunteer at Lighthouse of Oakland County for many years and was a dedicated attendant at St. John Paul II Chapel at Church of the Holy Spirit. Gerald was a charter member of St. Perpetua Catholic Church where he will lie in state Monday, January 25, 2016, 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Jack H. Baker celebrant. Rite of Committal with honors to follow at Mt. Hope Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, Waterford, Sunday 3-8 p.m. Rosary 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society. Envelopes available at the funeral home and church.

Visitation: Sunday, January 24, 2016, 3-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary Sunday 4:00 p.m.

Funeral Service: Monday, January 25, 2016, 10:30 a.m. at St. Perpetua Catholic Church.

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