MADISON -- Gerald P. Cahill, 63, of Madison, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at his home in Madison, following a short illness.
He was born Sept. 14, 1949, in Skowhegan, the son of John and Alfreda (Thibodeau) Cahill. He and his brother Raymond were raised on Fredericks Farm with foster family the Fredericks, Greenleafs and Nickersons.
He attended and graduated from Skowhegan High School in the class of 1969.
He started his career working in area shoe shops, he then went on to a nursing career as a certified nursing assistant, and he worked many years driving taxi in Skowhegan. In his recent years he enjoyed traveling fairs working for the Pony Express. He delivered papers for the Morning Sentinel newspaper for many years up until his illness.
He has enjoyed spending time with family and always loved giving a helping hand. He is survived by his daughter, Nicole Cahill, and her boyfriend, Dan Corson, of Madison; ex-wife Elizabeth Cahill, of Madison; two stepchildren, Tom Jones, of Madison, and Tammy Jones and her boyfriend, Allen Sabins, of Fairfield; three grandchildren, Ashley Corson and her boyfriend, R.J. Simonds, of Madison, Trisha Corson, of Madison and her boyfriend, Amos Withee, of Salem, and Aaron Corson, of Madison; great-grandson Logan Simonds; one brother Raymond Cahill and his wife, Gloria, of Madison; three sisters, Corinne Dunton, of Skowhegan, Theresa Foster and her boyfriend, Herbert Jones, of Lewiston, and Margaret Goodridge, of Clinton; nieces Lisa Cahill of Madison, Sammantha Cunningham and her husband, Kevin, of Lewiston, Tiffany Jones, of Lewiston, and Flora Dunton, of Portland; and many great-nieces and- nephews, Chelsea Newhall, Joshua Newhall, Joel Cunningham, Destiny Cunningham and Jeffery Jones.
He was predeceased by his parents; sister Gloria Jones; and brother-in-law Richard Dunton.
Gerald was a very loving caring man who is going to be missed dearly; he is loved and will never be forgotten.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan.