Jerome Westerman

Published January 27, 2014, issue of January 30, 2014.
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Jerome Westerman of Peabody, formerly of Malden, entered into rest on January 19, 2014. He was 79.

Jerome was the beloved husband of 57 years to Judith (Wingert) Westerman. He was the devoted father of Ann Maura Westerman Bloom and her husband David Bloom of Conn., and Carol Beth Westerman and Mark Cowart of Marlborough. He was the loving brother of Fay Zeramby of Calif., and Ethel Madnick of Mass. He was the uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Jerome was adored by his family and was an avid Red Sox fan. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Masonic Order.

Funeral services were held at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel in Salem on January 23. Interment followed at Sons of Jacob Cemetery, Danvers. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Jerome’s memory to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114, or online at

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