Obituaries

Ernest S. Tremblay

Died: 2017-03-19
Resided in: Danvers, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH Rt 114, 128 S. Main St. Middleton
Viewing date: 2017-03-23 /4pm-8pm
Service type: Funeral Service
Service date: 2017-03-24 / 11am
Service location: Mackey Funeral Home
Burial type: Later Date
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Contributions: In lieu of flowers please consider a donation In Ernie's name to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970.
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Ernest S. Tremblay of Danvers, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was the loving and dedicated husband of the late Carol F. Tremblay for 66 years.

Ernie was born on February 13, 1932 in Montreal, Quebec. He and his family immigrated from Canada to Lynn, MA in 1937 before settling in Danvers soon after.

He graduated from Holten High in Danvers, class of 1950. At Holten High, he was a three year varsity letterman in both basketball and football. He had a life-long passion for many sports and activities, especially football. Ernie and his late brother Victor built and presided over many successful businesses in Danvers and Peabody, beginning with Vic's Drive-In and Donut shop in 1952. They later founded Vic's Miniature Golf, Victorian Motor Inn and The Village Green Restaurant and Motor Inn. In 1988, Ernie oversaw the renovation of Vic's Drive-In as he co-founded the Sylvan Street Grille restaurant with his son. Ernie was proud that so many members of his family and extended family played instrumental roles in the businesses at one time or another. Additionally, many life-long and multi-generational friendships were established with other North Shore families over the work that was performed together. At work, he could often be seen operating machinery or doing repairs with his signature cigar in mouth. He took great pride in his work, and his properties were renowned for being meticulously maintained and landscaped. Ernie was well-known as a hardworking, honest and witty man who was extraordinarily generous to family, friends and strangers alike. For several generations, the children of his family and friends enjoyed playing his "money game" where Ernie would gift them various coins and bills. He was also heavily invested in his community. He coached Senior Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball, was a charter member of the Danvers Touchdown Club, donated to several causes and supported local businesses first and foremost.

In his free time, he enjoyed collecting coins and classic movies, playing poker, and hosting many memorable parties, both at his home and in his work barn.

Ernie is survived by his son Dana Tremblay and wife Cheryl of Melbourne, FL and son Ernest Tremblay Jr and wife Louanne of Boxford, Daughters Karen Adams and Sheila Cummings, both of Danvers and daughter-in-law Kathleen Tremblay. He is survived by eight grandchildren; Joanna (Tremblay) Beske of Orange, CA, Jesse Tremblay of Milwaukie, OR, Dan Tremblay of Danvers, Cody Tremblay of Amesbury, Tyler Cummings of Truckee, CA, Adam Cummings of Danvers, Kasey Tremblay of Boxford, and Ashley (Cummings) Burns of Truckee, CA as well as 9 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Carol (Gillis) Tremblay, father Victor Tremblay, mother Margaret (Fagan) Tremblay, sister Geraldine (Tremblay) Zuk and brother Victor B. Tremblay. Ernie also leaves a very large extended family and a number of good friends.

ONLINE CONDOLENCES BELOW:

Our heartfelt sympathy to the Tremble family. Earnie will be dearly missed, but forever remembered and loved by everyone whose life he touched. May he rest in peace and love as he joins Carol again. Love to all with fondest memories. Faye & Earl Doliber
I am so sorry for your loss. He sounds like an amazing man who lived a full and winderful life. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Donna Larson
I am so sorry for your loss. He sounds like an amazing man who lived a full and winderful life. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Donna Larson
So sorry for your loss Eddie & Judy LeBlanc
Many great memories will always be remembered that go back to the 60's. Sold Earnie plants to landscape his businesses knowing he would use the pick and shovel to plant himself....In factt he pften called himself a landscaper. The 60's cheesesteak sandwiches have not been duplicated. The cool cigar was always there...lit or not. Ernie left behind lots of memories not to be forgotten....you will be missed. Steve
My condolences to to the entire Tremblay family. John Grant
My deepest condolences to the Tremblay family. We have some of the best family memories playing miniature golf , running around in the Village Green and swimming in the Victorian's pool. David Martel
Karen, Sheila, Ernie and Dana, my heartfelt sympathy to you and the entire extended family. I am sorry I will be unable to express my feelings in person as I am out of the country. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I treasure the memories of my Sunday morning chats with your Dad. May he rest in peace. Sincerely, Judy Meserve
My heartfelt condolences to the entire Tremblay family. I remember watching him play the "money game" with the kids and thinking I've never known a stronger man. I couldn't even open his grip. May he rest in peace with his beloved wife, Carol.
Thinking of your whole family during this difficult time. Sending prayers and good thoughts your way for peace and healing. Cole, Holly and Max Livingston
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy at such a difficult time as this. Thoughts and prayers, Alice (Lipinski), Justin and Jason Tierney
Karen and family, my sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad. May he rest in peace. Sue Pelletier Ortins
Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Tremblay family. Robbie especially loved his sunday morning coffee with Ernie Senior. I remember pouring his nightly cup of black coffee 3/4 of the way full when he came in to close Vic's every single night. He was a great guy who will be missed by so many. May he rest in peace with Carol. Thoughts and Prayers, Love Irene Lynch and family
My deepest sympathy to the entire Tremblay family. Although I did not personally know the man I knew of him through different people. I hope he rests in peace John Faulkner New Port Richey FL
My deepest sympathy to you Karen and your family. Treasure the memories. I know you have plenty of them. Blessings to you and your family Nancy Miller
Sorry Karen and family on the recent loss of your Dad. Your family really made an impact on Danvers!!!
I had a lot of fun working for him at Vic's and I'll always remember him as a great man.We send our thoughts and prayers to the Tremblay family.Brent Jackson
I am so sorry, Ernie, Sheila, Karen, and to the whole family. I remember Ernie SR well, when I worked at the Village Green and had the privelige to work with such great people. Love and prayers to all of you!
- "Back in the Day Memories" Saturday mornings at the barn with Ernie and Tony doing odd projects. Most memorable , regripping what seemed to be 100's of golf clubs, then lunch at the Clam Shell in Peabody. Best Christmas parties ever(poker,food,laughs) Fun to be around,always a gentleman, just a great guy. My sincerest condolences. Jim Liston
Our thoughts are with all the Tremblay's at this time. Through the younger family members we have learned how important Pipi was to the whole family and how much he will be missed. He was a good and generous man. Love to all, Bob and Cindy Rupp
Ernie was a true pillar of the community, he was able to mix his business knowledge with guidance to many non-profit organizations in advice and financial support. His love of Danvers, his family and friends was a value you could appreciate in all he did. God rest his soul, I'm sure he is with his wife Carol watching over us. We will all miss this wonderful man. Alan Hartnett

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