GERRY TRIPP Obituary (2021) – Humarock, MA

TRIPP, Gerry Lauppe of Humarock, MA passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on October 2, 2021. Gerry is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Gerardine; her children, Carole Farina, Steven Tripp, Lisa Sharpe and Michael Tripp. His two half-brothers, William and James Tripp, also survive him. Gerry was predeceased by his second wife, Leona (Stenberg); his daughter Alison; his brother Harry; his granddaughter Chandler; and his grandson Paul Gerry Sharpe.

Gerry was the proud parent of 5 children, 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. A veteran who served in the US Army Corps of Engineers as a corporal in the Korean War, rebuilding Germany after WWII. Gerry was a volunteer lifeguard diver for the town of Needham and a recreational lobster enthusiast and fisherman off his most beloved beach, Humarock. Having learned to ski in his forties, he was an amazing skier and built a beautiful home on Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine that has become a gathering place for family and friends. An avid sports fan, Gerry has spent many years and cold mornings in hockey rinks and on the sidelines of football cheering on his children and grandchildren. Gerry’s golden years were spent with his wife on his 46ft Bertram, aptly named “G Squared”, sailing along the east coast from Maine to Florida. After she got the boat out, time was split between her oceanfront home in Humarock Beach and her home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Gerry frequented the islands of Aruba and Bermuda and always generously invited his family and friends for fun in the sun. An extremely generous, loving and hardworking man who left an impression on everyone he met with his silver hair and deep blue eyes.

Most of Gerry’s 60-year professional career has been spent at the helm as owner / president and CEO of The W. Oliver Tripp Company of Braintree, MA – serving the graphic arts industry with a customer-centric business credo. Over the course of his career, Gerry has served on numerous industry advisory boards and won numerous awards, including being named one of the top 10 multi-site resellers in the United States, as well as an overall award. of his achievements in 2003 from Konica Graphic Imaging.

Please omit the flowers. The family requests a memorial donation on behalf of Gerry Tripp at This is a non-profit organization that supports the enrichment of the State of Maine in the Sugar Loaf region, a place dear to the Gerry’s heart.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, December 18 at 11 a.m. at The United Church of Christ, 460 Main Street, Norwell, MA. Please note that Covid restrictions will be in place and masks are mandatory for all. Private family reunion after the service.

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Published by Boston Globe October 22-23, 2021.

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