Gerald Joseph Roberge of Sheldon, S.C., formerly of Waterville and Smithfield Maine, died October 7, 2015 of a short illness. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 11 am at Beaufort National Cemetery. Born December 18, 1924 to Peter and Alphonsine (Tardiff) Roberge. Educated in Waterville schools, but left early to join the Navy after Pearl Harbor. Gerald served as a Carpenter's mate with the Seabees from 1943-1946 in the Pacific campaign and received the Victory Medal, Purple Heart, American Area Ribbon and Bronze Star. In 1949 Dad married Blanche Michaud and had five children, Pamela of Waterville, Carol Pabor (Ron) of Beaufort, S.C., Claudia Sueck of Greenville, S.C., Mary Roberge and David Roberge of Portland, Maine. Dad is also survived by 3 grandsons and eight great grandchildren, a twin sister Geraldine Leanord and sister Yuette Massey. There are also many nieces and nephews who will remember The "camp" in Smithfield and all the fun we had. We would like to thank the hospice staff of Amedisys for the care of our father. A special thanks to Chaplain Roy Guild for his spiritual support. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Beaufort County Animal Shelter, P.O. Drawer 1228, Beaufort, SC 29901.