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Gary J Amirault

December 04, 1952 - June 01, 2021

Obituary For Gary J Amirault

Gary J. Amirault, 68, of Peabody, died Tuesday morning at his home surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Alfred and Margaret (Gallant) Amirault. He graduated from Lynn English High School, class of 1970, and earned an Associates degree in Natural Resource Management from Essex Agricultural Technical Institute. He was the owner and operator of North Shore Pest Control for over 35 years before retiring in 2018.

Gary was the devoted husband of Diane (Comeau) Amirault with whom he shared over 47 years of marriage. He was also a loving father to Yvonne Helbert and her husband John of Wilmington; Danielle Kenny and her husband Ben of Lake Tahoe, CA; and his son Ben Amirault and his wife Christina of Salem. He was Grampy to his five beloved grandchildren, Zoey Helbert, Sarah and Kelsey Kenny, and Oliver and Josie Amirault.

He lived in Peabody for the past 33 years, where he meticulously maintained his property on MacArthur Road and hosted many memorable poolside parties.
Gary loved the outdoors, and he made many cherished memories with his family and friends camping, hiking, and skiing in the mountains of New Hampshire, Maine, and California. After retirement, Gary enjoyed paddling his antique wooden canoe at locations all around the northeast, and he was a proud member of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association.

Gary loved a good competition, and he regularly played billiards, disc golf, and cards. He co-created soccer golf and competed in the annual McGraham Cup Tournament in New Hampshire, winning it multiple times.

Gary will forever be remembered for his undying devotion to family and friends and his uncanny ability to diffuse any situation with the perfect off-color comment or joke.
Besides his wife and children, he is survived by his two brothers, Alfred Amirault, Jr of CO, and David Amirault of Amesbury, his two sisters, Sr. Jane Amirault, RGS, of Marlborough and Dianne Geaney of Nahant, along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Peggy Amirault.

Following cremation, visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 3:00 until 6:00 PM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St. Peabody. His Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 12:00 PM at the funeral home followed by a reception. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Oh Diane, I feel your pain. Quiet was loved by many. He got to meet all his grandchildren and loved them dearly. My deepest sympathy love Karen
- Karen Comeau
Gary my dear brother in law thank you for being a wonderful husband to my big sister Diane. You will be missed very much fly high thank you so much. Denise MacPhail
- Denise MacPhail
Oh Diane, I know so well how you're heart breaks. It's so hard to even breathe sometimes, I am so sorry. The best advice I got was "think of all the wonderful years God gave you together. "You have so many good memories and one day it will feel good to remember them rather than all this pain right now. I loved You and Gary. My experience at Essex was a great thing because Gary's intellect challenged me to be my best. We all had such a good Friendship all those years ago. Find peace in God's strength. Dwell there with God. Love and prayers Leslie.
- Leslie Allard Odierno
So many Gallant parties and sing alongs and laughs with he and Diane We had so much fun. Gary was a kind and gentle soul. He will be so missed. Gallant cousin, Marsha
- Marsha Charlton
Diane, BYD sends its love to you and your family. So, so sorry for your loss.
- Brandy
R.I.P 1970 Classmate. I remember you but, We didn`t hang out together. Many Condolences to the Family.
- Bill Quirk
A great friend for over 50 years. We shared so many great times together - serving in the National Guard, vacations, camping, hiking, dining out, card games, playing pool, soccer golf, disc golf, having a beer or two, gazing into numerous campfires, and biking all over the North Shore. He will be missed by many. Goodbye old friend!
- Frank McCafferty
I knew Gary through the WCHA and offer my deep condolences and heartfelt sympathy to his family and loved ones. He was always a calm and unflappable presence at our canoe restoration sessions at Steve's Canoe Shop and will be greatly missed.
- Tom Bickford Kittery, Maine

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