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Geraldine Haddad

Posted By DeJohn Funeral Homes On May 30, 2014 @ 9:22 am In Obituaries,Willoughby Hills | 10 Comments


GERALDINE R. HADDAD (nee Thomas) age 84; beloved wife of the late James G.; loving mother of Gayle Pitrone (husband Jeffrey), Jamey (wife Mary Kay Gray) and Ginger Haddad (husband Peter Lamb); devoted grandmother of Patrick Pitrone (wife Colleen), Jessica Jais (husband Aaron), Georgia and great-grandmother of James, Sean, Lucy and Henry; treasured daughter of the late Fred and Georgette (nee Ghattas) Thomas; cherished sister of Carol Marcellino, George Thomas of Australia and the late Norma Obertal; dearest aunt and great-aunt of many.

Jerry was a resident of Mayfield Village for 5 years after moving from Mayfield Heights. She was a member of St. Elias Catholic Church and Ex-President of the Lebanese-Syrian Junior Women’s League. A graduate of John Adams High School, Jerry was a homemaker for many years and enjoyed cooking, playing golf, bowling, entertaining and listening to Pavarotti. She loved spending time with her family and they gave her great joy! She will be fondly remembered as a no-nonsense, straight forward, generous, kind-hearted woman who was protective of her family and a mother to many. The doors of her home were always open to welcome family and friends to her dinner table.

Contributions may be made in Jerry’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital PO Box 1000, Dept. 143, Memphis TN 38148 or Hospice of the Western Reserve 17876 St. Clair Ave Cleveland OH 44110.

Prayers of Christian Burial Monday, June 2, 2014 at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) at 10 AM. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery.

Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Jerry at the Funeral Home SUNDAY 2-7 PM. Trisagion Service Sunday 6 PM.

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Condolence from Carol Lee Iott on May 30th, 2014 7:34 pm

Dear Haddad Family,

You are in our thoughts and prayers. While there is sorrow, there is also joy and celebration of your mother’s great life and her legacy that will live on with you.

With our condolences,

Your Friends at The Cleveland Orchestra

Condolence from Michelle Lupo on May 30th, 2014 9:53 pm

That’s a beautiful picture of your mother! One that should always be in bedded in your minds, hearts and memories for all times.

With Love
Bobby and Michelle

Condolence from Mike & Marlene Rosen on May 31st, 2014 2:12 am

Dear Jamey,
So sad to hear about your mother passing away. Although we never met you told me so much about her that I always wanted to meet her. I was always impressed about how you were so devoted to her and the family. Please accept our sincerest condolences and know that we are thinking of you.

with love,

mike & Marlene

Condolence from Sathish Pathakota on May 31st, 2014 4:35 am

Will pray for her soul to rest in peace

Condolence from Thomas G. Hallal on May 31st, 2014 5:42 am

Another of our heroines has taken our leave.My memories of Aunt Gerry are so positive and uplifting.Jimmy and Gerry were quite the couple,he,the coolest and she ,the raving beauty boy did they have rhythm!It was only later that I found out what an amazing host,cook and great mom she was as Jamey and I traded stories of our similar and uneven upbringing.These women were amazing for all they did for their families while shaping the character of not only their own children but also those of us who had the privilege of knowing them.I am grieved and so sorry that I cannot physically be there with you.If I was there though it would be to celebrate her life and know that Gerry’s spirit is still amongst us above all in the love ,the character and kindness of Gayle,Jamey and Ginger.I love and miss you all.

Tom Hallal

Condolence from Anthony Lovano on May 31st, 2014 12:27 pm

Dear Jamey and Family,
I am sending you my deepest sympathy and love to you and your family….. I lost my Mom 2 years ago today …….. They are the world to us forever…. Our moms and dads are together…. All my love to you Jamey… God Bless…
Anthony Lovano and Family….

Condolence from Lynn S on May 31st, 2014 1:56 pm

Such a Force, such a Presence, always with an offer to join, sit down, have a little of this or that, always offering “from scratch” delectables. Hands-down best fried chicken and apple pie ever/anywhere, and this doesn’t even touch the traditional dishes that opened up new worlds for people. A generation of people were introduced to family, music, culture and much, much more as we flocked to the home or feast prepared by Gerri. Blessed are we who got to experience the graciousness, hospitality and humor of Gerri H and all she offered us. Thank you, Gerri, you are in our hearts always. Lynn S.

Condolence from Leslie and Jim Hughes on June 1st, 2014 9:19 am

We are expressing our deepest condolences to the Haddad family for the passing of your Beloved Mother,Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. We know you will miss her presence in your lives, but Remember her with so much Love!

Condolence from Michael Shellenbarger on June 1st, 2014 1:14 pm

My prayers and sympathy go out to the family. God bless you all.

Condolence from Gigi Fein and Ron Geizer on June 4th, 2014 2:57 pm

Jayme, Ginger and Gayle and all the family,
Your Mom was an amazing woman. The Haddad hospitality was the best there was with your Dad at the King’s Pub and your Mom at your dining room table in South Euclid. She is reflected in all of you.
We send our heartfelt condolences.
Gigi and Ron
p.s. She was my role model for carrying Geraldine so gracefully.

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