Gerri Vermette, 73

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TOPSHAM — Gerri Vermette, 73, died May 10.

She was born in Augusta on Nov. 6, 1938, to of Helen and Lloyd Chapman. She graduated from Gardiner High School, where she excelled in sports.

On Aug. 16, 1958, she married Dominic F. Vermette. They settled in Brunswick, where they raised their two sons, Steve and Nick. She was an ardent supporter of her sons in athletics and was involved with the Brunswick High Sports Boosters for many years.

In 1972, she received her first kidney transplant from her mother and in 2004 she had a second transplant, this time from her son, Steve. She far surpassed her original goal of seeing her sons graduate by attending her grandson’s graduation from college.

Vermette loved being around people and spending time with her husband of 54 years, Dom, traveling with him to Florida to visit their son, Steve, and his family. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s athletic events and hosting family get-togethers at their home.

She is survived by her husband, Dom; her sons, Steve and his wife, Kim, of Celebration, Fla., and Nick and his wife, Michele, of Topsham; sister, Jean, and her husband, Norman; brothers Dick and his wife, Cathy, Steve and his wife, Carol, and David and his wife, Jane; grandchildren Ryan and Cam Vermette of Topsham and Courtney, Torin and Liam Vermette of Celebration, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held on May 12 at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick, followed by a funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Maine, 470 Forest Ave., Suite 302, Portland, ME 04101.