Big Y Co-Founder Dies at Age 90

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.

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.

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