Jerome ‘Jerry” Bloomfield
May 11, 1942 – Jan. 14, 2019
Jerome G. “Jerry” Bloomfield, a U.S. Navy Vietnam Era Veteran, passed away on Monday, Jan. 14 at the Chelsea Soldiers Home where he had been receiving supportive care for the past eight years. He was 76 years old.
Born and raised in Portsmouth, Ohio, he was a son of the late Ersal and Lillian Bloomfield.
As a young man he enlisted in the US Navy and served honorably during the Vietnam Era. Jerry received his discharge in Boston and remained in the area for most of his life. While employed at ‘Shrafts,’ he was introduced to the former Rose (LaPorta). They married in 1975.
He worked supporting his family as an HVAC Mechanic at the Prudential Building and for Massport at Logan Airport. He settled his family in Somerville and Randolph, moving briefly to Kissimmee, FL. before resettling in Medford 20 years ago.
Back in the area, Jerry worked for the Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence in Somerville. He retired 14 years ago.
In his lifetime, Jerry enjoyed coin collecting, fishing and boating with his nephew and collecting, fixing and repurposing lawn mowers and other like small engine equipment.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was predeceased by his eldest son, David Bloomfield. He was the beloved husband of 43 years to Rose (LaPorta) Bloomfield of Medford, devoted father of Jenifer Kelly and her husband, Thomas of Medford and Anthony Bloomfield and his wife, Dominique of Billerica; cherished grandfather of Alexander Bloomfield, Zoe and Abbey Kelly, Aiden and Dylan Bloomfield and the dear brother of Jan Rose and Frank, both in Ohio and Lisa in North Carolina.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to visit with the family today, Thursday Jan. 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel (Soldiers Home Campus) 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea. The visitation will be immediately followed by a Funeral Mass in the Chapel. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Arrangements are by Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons