Jerry Joseph Nolan, formerly of Winchester, Medford and Andover, transitioned peacefully at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with his adoring wife by his side on Monday evening, November 16. He was 53 years of age.
Born in Winchester, he was the son of Jane Kelliher and the late James Nolan. Jerry was a graduate of Medford High School, and he was an avid sports fan with an encyclopedic knowledge of Boston teams.
Jerry loved his family more than anything but also cherished his many work colleagues, especially those from his time at Shreve, Crump & Low in Chestnut Hill and at the corner of Boylston and Arlington in Boston. Jerry started in the mailroom at Shreve’s in Boston and worked his way up to repair and management positions before landing in the “center island,” where he sold fine jewelry and watches to generations of New England families.
Laughter rang louder, eyes twinkled merrier, and diamonds sparkled brighter when his big, happy personality entered a room. Everywhere he went he seemed to know somebody. Jerry loved life and greeted each day with joy and optimism. He will be greatly missed.
Jerry was the beloved husband of Lindsey Dewar. He was father to Tarah and Brianna, daughters from his previous marriage. He was the middle brother to James, Jeffrey, John, Jordan, Justin, and the late Jonathan. Jerry is also survived by his mother, Jane, and his aunts and uncles MaryLou, Karol, Emmett, and Frank Kelliher. He was predeceased by his father, the late James Nolan.
Due to the pandemic, a private ceremony for family will be held graveside at the West Parish Garden Cemetery in Andover. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerry’s name can be made to the Friends of the Boston Public Garden, 69 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108. Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.