Jerry (Tyler) Delisle died September 3, 2022 after a short illness.
He was born in North Adams, MA on October 14, 1933, the son of William and Albertine (Rougeau) Delisle. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Drury High School & later attended NASC/MCLA
As a young man, Jerry always loved country music. He took guitar lessons at the age of ten; by fourteen he was playing on radio and for dances in the local area. He was also a songwriter and a singer, and he recorded two of his own songs in 1982 on the Topaz Record Label. He went by the name of “Tyler” since the age of eighteen. Jerry enjoyed playing his guitar and singing with his wife, Jean. They played at family shindigs with their brothers and cousin. He entertained at many nursing facilities throughout the area and at the St. John Bosco Church in Stamford Vt.
He had worked in most of the local factories; Cotton Mill in Greylock, RJ Widen Tannery and later retired from General Electric of Pittsfield in 1990.
He was the host of The Jerry Tyler Country Music Video show on TV Channel 23 from 1990 – Present and had a Country Music Radio show on the MCLA Radio WJJW beginning in 1991. Jerry was a member of the Country Music Assoc. of Nashville, TN. He was a communicant of Saint Francis Church; St. John Bosco Church, and then of St. Elizabeth of Hungary.
He was predeceased by his wife Jean (McKinney) on February 8, 2002. They were married on October 18, 1958. His love for her was like no other.
He leaves behind five children: John Love of Pittsfield, Katherine (Love) Turner & her Husband Jeff Turner of Kentucky, Audrey (Delisle) Arnold of North Adams, Steve Delisle of North Adams, and Julie (Delisle) Joyner & husband Gary Joyner of Stephentown NY. He also leaves his grandchildren; Jason Turner, Sarah (Joyner) Ahearn, Elisha (Kirk) Poirier, Laurah Turner, Michael Delisle, Stephanie Rogers, Derek Delisle, Eric Rogers, Travis Turner, Samantha (Arnold) Dix, Tyler Joyner and 14 Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He has two predeceased sisters; Vivian (Delisle) O’Dell of Shelburne Falls, MA, Jeannine (Delisle) McKinney of Clarksburg MA and a brother, Raymond Delisle from Springfield, MA.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Jerry Delisle will be celebrated Thursday September 8, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA are Wednesday from 4-7 PM. Memorial Donations are suggested for the St. Jude Children's Hospital through the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.