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Geraldine Lazzaro

GERALDINE M. LAZZARO (nee Maloney) age 76, beloved wife of the late Sam L.; loving mother of Thomas (wife Jamie), Kathleen Morgan (husband Phillip), David, Daniel and the late Lisa Marie Lazzaro; loving grandmother of Sam, Anna, twins Amanda and Kevin Morgan, Caitlin, William, Thomas and the late James; cherished daughter of the late William A. and Anne (nee Fleming) Maloney; dearest sister of Anne Marie Hickey (husband John), William Maloney (wife Marcia) and the late Roberta Mulroy (husband John, deceased); dear aunt and great-aunt of many.

Geraldine was born on January 10th, 1942, in Brooklyn, NY and passed away peacefully on December 12, 2018 at Aria Nursing home, with her daughter Kathleen Morgan, and son Daniel Lazzaro at her side. She was a resident of Gates Mills for 2 years formerly of South Euclid. Geraldine was a President of NEO CNM and a member of Chapter 6 grief group. A registered nurse for over 30 years at Hillcrest Hospital, Hospice of the Western reserve and Harbor Light Hospice. She loved to laugh and was full of life. Geraldine’s Brooklyn accent, infectious laugh and zest for life will be missed by all that knew her.

Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish at 11 AM. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Geraldine at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just east of Green Rd.) TUESDAY 4-8 PM.

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  1. Our prayers n thoughts are with all of you. Your mom n dad held a special place in our hearts. Will never forget the fun times n all we shared with them and you children. Wish we could get to wake but travel is out of question now.
    Love n God Bless
    Mary n Al Caldwell

  2. Pete and Sue Titas

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Will keep you in our prayers.

  3. Denise Caldwell Chetty

    Tom, Kathleen, David & Danny, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful, fun lady & will be missed by all!

  4. Vicki and Frank Titas

    So sorry. She was a strong, beautiful and smart woman. May she rest in peace.

  5. Her friendship was a great big warm hug.
    The twinkle in her eyes and the giggle breaking into a big deep down laugh live in memory.
    She adored her children and grandchildren (everyone else’s too) and instilled in them the humor and wisdom she uniquely possessed.
    She adored Sam; they were a winning team who won the hearts of a multitude of friends who cherished them.
    We were blessed to have shared our lives with Sam and Geri.
    May the good Lord embrace them until we meet again.

  6. Who didnt LOVE Ms Geraldine?! She and Sam used to join my family on the beach in Ocean City MD. She came with a friend later. I loved seeing her! So fun, funny and witty as was he. I looked forward to seeing her in Ft Lauderdale with the Collins’ and Stephans. She was the life of the party but also sweet and caring. We all adored her.

  7. Jim & Edna Landon

    So sorry to hear of Geri’s passing. We have sooooo many fond memories of her and Sam, all starting with the South Euclid – Lynhurst Jaycees over 50 years ago. A great lady & wonderful friend who was always the life of the party! May you continue to enjoy her memories and may they always be a blessing.

  8. The Varanese Family

    Dan, our prayers are with you and the family. May God Bless!

  9. Dear Family,
    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. I knew Geraldine through NEOCMN. We shared many laughs together. She was a unique and wonderful lady!

  10. Candice Dickerson

    It was my HONOR to help care for Gerri at Aria of Gates Mills. She was such a presence. She was loving, kind and incredibly funny. She made such an incredible impact on my life. To Kathleen and the rest of the family. I love you guys! Thank you for sharing one of the most incredible human beings I have EVER encountered. I loved her and will never forget her. Rest well Gerri!

  11. Geri was quite a lady. Truly enjoyed her at our NEOCMN meetings and events. She will be missed.

  12. So Sorry to hear about Gerry. She was a good person. I know her through NEOCMN and was a fellow nurse case manager. Our group was just speaking of her recently and wondering how and where she was. My deepest sympathy to her family.

    Carolyn Szabo RN / NEOCMN

  13. Mary(Bridget’s daughter)and family from Aria

    My family feels so lucky and Blessed to have gotten to know Geri! Geri was always so interested and concerned with how our mom Bridget was doing and ready to offer her a kind word of encouragement or a loving smile to brighten her day! We always enjoyed talking with Geri listening to her words of wisdom or just catching up on current events. She truly took an interest in everyone she got to meet and made them feel so special! We will miss you Geri but we know you are home with Jesus this Christmas to celebrate His Birthday and are reunited with your husband, daughter and grandson. Thank you Geri for making our lives better and brighter with your love and genuineness. We will miss you everyday and will look forward to meeting you again in Heaven!

  14. To the family of Geraldine. I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers at such a difficult time. I loved her smile and can do attitude when it came to her work as a case manager. I worked with Gerri through the North East Ohio Case Management Network (NEOCMN). She was so involved with our organization and was an integral partner on our board of directors. She helped us to grow the membership and bring to other nurses educational programs. Her enthusiasm was contagious. She will be missed. I am so sorry that I will not be able to make it to her wake or funeral services due to prior commitments.

  15. Geraldine was a kind, loving, gracious and very fun person. She and Sam had a beautiful family!!!
    God rest her soul and God bless her wonderful family.
    Kathy wrote a letter that said “ she is with God “. “I like her very much”. We all liked her very very much.

    Mary and Kathy Sassano

  16. Dan Tyransky St Francis of Assisi

    I visited Geri with communion once a week at Aria. I was always impressed on how sharp and alert she was and I loved our conversations before communion. She was quite a Lady and I am saddened she is gone. Everyone in your family should be proud of her and the life she lead.

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