SOMERS, Conn. – Services were held here this week for Gerald E. “Gerry” D’Amour, 90, co-founder and former president of Big Y Foods, who died Aug. 15. D'Amour, along with his late brother, Paul H. D’Amour, who died in 1991, started Big Y in 1936 when they purchased the “Y” Cash Market located at the “Y” intersection of Meadow and Chicopee streets in the Willimansett section of Chicopee, Mass. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force beginning in 1942, and later was active in many civic, ...
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