November 27, 1933 - December 4, 2021
On Saturday, December 4, 2021, just one week after celebrating her 88th birthday, the angels raised Geraldine M. Kelly, our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and great friend, to be at the Lord's Table. Born in Pittsfield, MA, on November 27, 1933, the daughter of the late Edward and Sadie Nestor Farrell, she was the second of four sisters. "Gidge" attended local schools and graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1951. Soon after graduating, she became employed at New England Telephone Company. Throughout its many transitions, it was there she dedicated 33 years of service. Many of her coworkers became good friends, with whom she kept in touch after retirement. After retiring, Geraldine subbed in the cafeteria department of the Pittsfield School System, where she was often able to greet her own grandchildren, who were of utmost importance to her. She loved her family dearly and advantage of any opportunity she could to spend time with them, whether it be supporting her children in their school activities and sporting events, spending time with family and friends at Pontoosuc Lake, or Sunday evenings with her parents and sisters, nieces and nephews. Without hesitation, Gidge gave her time, help, and skills to her family and friends. A true believer in her Catholic faith, she attended St. Charles Church, as well as the former St. Mary's, where she sang in the choir with her sister, Helen. Geraldine is survived by her two sons, Timothy Kelly (Susan), and Brian Kelly (Judie), as well as her sisters, Marilyn Viale (Craig) and Fran Tierney. She leaves her dear grandchildren, Giovanni Lynch, Gregory Kelly, Timothy Kelly, Lauren Pravia (Dan), Taylor Nasman (Jeremy), and Brian Kelly, as well as her great grandchildren, Peyton and Ava Pravia and Jaxon Nasman. Geraldine is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her former husband, Allan, her sister, Helen McIntyre and brothers-in-law, Donald McIntyre and Peter Tierney. Geraldine was also predeceased by her in-laws, Bette and Jack Kelly, and George and Connie Kelly. Though Geraldine will be sorely missed, we are beyond grateful for the time spent with her, and for the wonderful 88 years that she was blessed with. Funeral Notice: Funeral services for Mrs. Geraldine M. Kelly will be Thursday, December 9, 2021, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, celebrated by the Rev. A. Peter Gregory, Pastor Emeritus of St. Charles Church. Burial at St. Joseph Cemetery will be held at a later date. Calling hours will be Wednesday, December 8, 2021, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North Street, Pittsfield MA 01201. Due to the recent rise in Covid cases, to best ensure everybody's health, all who attend these services will be required to wear face masks. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Berkshire Humane Society or the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in care of the Dwyer Funeral Home.
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