Gerard Gregory Golden

February 2, 1916 - October 3, 2001

02/02/1916 - 10/03/2001

Gerard G. Golden

Virginia Beach – Gerard Gregory Golden, 85, died in a local hospital on October 3, 2001.

Born in Everett, MA, Mr. Golden served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Pacific Theater as a radar operator and was the recipient of the Bronze Star for Valor. He was also a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church.

The last of seven children, he is survived by his son Greg Golden and his wife, Roberta of Virginia Beach; five grandchildren, John Woods, Jr. of Billrica, Mass., Erika Woods Cunningham of Georgetown, Mass., Gerard G. Golden II, Timothy M. Golden, and Alexandra Marie Golden all of Virginia Beach. Also surviving are four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews most of whom reside in the Boston area.

He was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor Patricia Golden and his daughter Laura Golden Woods.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date in Cape Cod, MA.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the M.E. Cox Center for Elder Day Health Care, 644 N. Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.

You may visit his memorial at

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Jane Reilly
8 years ago

I had a vision the other night of my father and Uncle Rard and your mom in the front parlor at Vine Street. The whole crowd was there and they were drinking highballs and laughing, Pa had the Red Sox game on the radio, and all seemed right with the world. I think they found heaven early and I think that’s where they are now.

Roger J. Oakley
8 years ago

I have had the good fortune of knowing Mr. Golden since 1983. What stood out the most to me whenever we were in the same setting was the genuine interest he had in what you had to say. People always felt like their opinion mattered when talking to him.

It was a great honor to know him.

Rest in Peace,


Peter & Crickett Haskell
8 years ago

Our family moved back to NE from California in late 1945.

Rard had just gotten out of the army and lived with us down on the Cape 6/7 months.

He introduced me to Major League Baseball and the Boston Red Sox that spring and summer. We must have listened to a hundred games on the radio as we followed the team North from Florida and through the season as they won the American League Championship. It began a love affair with a game, a team and a family that lives to this day. He will be missed.

Judith Golden Oakley
8 years ago

Whenever I thought of my Uncle Rard, it made me smile. What a wonderful, decent human being…total honesty and integrity. The childhood memories, stories that we shared, times at my father’s “Getaway” in NH, and most recently at Golden Reunions on Cape Cod, will live on in my heart forever.

I saw my own father in his eyes,………and now they are at peace……..together.

Please accept my heartfelt sympathies. God bless Cousin Greg, Bertie, Gerard, Tim and Allie.

Much love, Cousin Judy