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In Memoriam: Br. Gerard "Jogues" Cormier, FMS

Archbishop Molloy High School is saddened to share the passing of Br. Gerard "Jogues" Cormier, FMS, on August 4, 2022.

Br. Gerard attended the Marist Brothers Juniorate in Tyngsboro, MA before entering the Marist Brothers in 1943. He attended the Novitiate in Poughkeepsie, NY and graduated from Marist College with a BA in English. He made his Perpetual Profession in 1950 and took the Vow of Stability in 1960.

He began his teaching career at St. Joseph’s High School in Lowell, MA (1948 – 1951) and continued his teaching career at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx (1951 – 1954), St. Ann’s Academy in New York (1954 – 1957) and Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood (1957 – 1991). Br. Gerard is fondly remembered by generations of track athletes as a great coach and moderator.

A beloved art teacher at Molloy, Br. Gerard was a renowned artist in retirement. He saw many of his paintings featured in numerous art exhibits.

Since 2015, Br. Gerard was a vibrant member of the Champagnat Hall Community in Bronx, NY. During his time at Champagnat Hall, he helped coordinate an annual Art Show which showcased numerous art mediums featuring the works of many artists within the USA Province.

We celebrate the life and legacy of our beloved Br. Gerard, including his 79 years of Marist Brotherhood. Please keep Br. Gerard and the Marist Brothers in your prayers.