Rev. Gerald "Gerry" E. Auger, 91, Pastor Emeritus of the former St. Edmond of Canterbury Parish in Manchester, died November 25, 2021 at Mt. Carmel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Fr. Gerry completed his studies for the priesthood at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD. He also studied at Laval University in Quebec City, Rivier College in Nashua and Emmanuel College and Boston College, both in Boston.
He served as a teacher at Bishop Bradley High School in Manchester, St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover and Notre Dame College in Manchester. Following six years as full-time chaplain at Dartmouth Medical Center in Hanover, he became the founding director of the Laconia Christian Life Center, an adult education and renewal center for the 12 parishes of the Lakes Region.
Fr. Gerry held residence at St. George and St. Edmund in Manchester, St. Mary's in Rollinsford and St. Denis in Hanover. He subsequently held pastorates in Wakefield, Wilton and St. Edmund of Canterbury in Manchester from where he retired after 15 years as pastor.
Prior to and during his retirement, Fr. Gerry served on the Certification Board and as a consultant to the Diocesan Pastoral Associates. He was chaplain at Berakah, an international sabbatical program for women religious in Pittsfield and also hosted two small Christian communities at his home.
He was an accomplished linguist, musician and poet. During the Second Vatican Council, he was the Latinist for former Bishop Ernest J. Primeau.
Fr. Gerry was predeceased by his parents, Dollard and Julia (Bilodeau) Auger and his sister, Joan Claire.
He is survived by Judge Richard Galway of Bedford and Irene Riley of Manchester.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester. A visitation will also be held at St. Joseph Cathedral, 439 Pine St., Manchester on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. followed immediately at 11 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial. Committal prayers will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Rd., Manchester.