Geraldine M. Pierson, 86, formerly of Athens, PA, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at ElderWood Healthcare Facility following an extended illness.
She was born on Feb. 16, 1926 in Friendsville, the daughter of the late Edward and Kathryn Gillan Fitzgerald.
She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was wellknown for her sense of humor and love of animals. She enjoyed watching the New York Yankees, playing cards, solving crossword puzzles, and socializing on her front porch at Willow Street with friends and neighbors. Geraldine was a Unit Clerk in the O.R. at Robert Packer Hospital, retiring in 1995 after 35 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her son, Richard; grandson, Colin Dyke; brothers and sisters in-law, Francis and Edith Fitzgerald, Edward and Ann Fitzgerald, John and Winifred Fitzgerald and William Fitzgerald.
Survivors include her children, Raymond and Diane Pierson of Enola, Elaine Pierson and Michael McGlinchey of Sayre, Kathryn Pierson of Ashley and Mary and Charles Irvin of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Matthew Dyke, Charles Irvin and Brian Irvin.
Friends and family may call on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. James Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.
Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.
Memorial donations may be made in Geraldine’s memory to the Animal Care Sanctuary, P.O. Box A, East Smithfield, PA 18817 or Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-477.
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