Geraldine M. Giarratana Age 94 Went to be with the Lord October 22, 2016, surrounded by her loving and devoted daughter Donna M. Gervais and son-in-law Robert Gervais. Born June 5, 1922, (nee Geraldine Mahoney) in Dorchester, Massachusetts Mother: Mary McKenna Mahoney Father: William J. Mahoney Gerry will be very much missed by her family and friends. A warm, loving and smiling personality, Gerry was the life of the party. She was the homespun "Dear Abby" of the family- with words of experience, compassion and often humor for all. She loved singing and family gatherings. Her true love, husband and soul mate, John V. Giarratana, (deceased April 2, 2009), was the central focus of her life during the 67 years of their marriage. " John and Gerry" - -usually said in one breath and together. She is survived by son John Giarratana Jr. and his spouse Pamela and daughter Donna Gervais and spouse Robert. Grandchildren are Deborah Giarratana; Jack Giarratana and his spouse Rhonda; Michael Gervais and his spouse Lisa; Michelle Pawl and spouse Justin. Great Grandchildren are Max Freitag; Jake Giarratana; Luke Giarratana; Savannah Pawl; Grayson Gervais and Gavin Pawl. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of Saint Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church, Redondo Beach, CA, on Saturday, October 29th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Hospital at

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  1. Hey Donna and Robert, I saw this today and wanted to tell you how sorry I was see this. We have been out of touch for some time, but you and your family have always been on my mind. I loved your mom so much. She was one of a kind, along with your dad. I hope you are all doing well. Again, my condolences. Patty Bandyk Welch

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