Gerald A. Boles, 69, of Clinton, Tenn., died Oct. 8 at St. Mary's Residential Hospice in Halls, Tenn. He was the widower of Mary (Hilliard) Boles and the husband of Lucille Boles.

Mr. Boles was born in Greenwich and after graduating from Port Chester High School , he served in the U.S. Navy . He lived in Bethel for over 40 years.

Besides his wife, Mr. Boles is survived by a son, Thomas of Bethel; a daughter,
Lillian Rees and her husband Edward of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; three grandchildren, Christopher Rees of Port St. Lucie, Joshua of New Milford and Marine LCPL Thomas
Jr., currently serving in Iraq; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Lincoln.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bethel Fire Department , South Street, Bethel, CT 06801.