Brother Gerry was born in 1935 to John and Anne, youngest of nine children, with four boys and four girls in Upper Darby, PA. His father was a mason specializing in marble, which is has been a business in the family for five generations carried on by his brother Jim, older by 5 years, while his mother was a stay at home mom. For primary education Br. Gerry attended St. Philomena's in Lansdowne graduating in 1949, then attending West Catholic graduating in 1953. Inspired by the Christian Brothers who taught him, after a summer of consideration by the request of his parents Br. Gerry entered into the Christian Brothers. As every Brother begins, Br. Gerry went to Ammendale, MD where the head quarters for the Christian Brother in the region is. After spending one year, and some days due to a farming injury of being spliced open by root shears, Br. Gerry then went to live in a Christian Brother community in Elkins Park, while he attended La Salle University in February 1955. He graduated in June of 1958, with a BA in English and a MA in Theology.
Molyneaux, Gerard Francis F.S.C. and Kramer, James, "Interview of Gerard Francis Molyneaux F.S.C." (2008). All Oral Histories. 103.
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