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Geraldine Coakley



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M. Geraldine Coakley, 92, passed away peacefully at on August 10, 2022, at 10 pm at Church Hill Village in Newtown, Conn.

She is survived by her sister, Jackie Johnson, of Yarmouth Port, Mass.; her brother, Bill Murphy, of Feeding Hills, Mass.; and her children, Dorothea Bowles and husband Greg of Plymouth, Mass., Daniel Coakley and wife Shirley of Newtown, and Donald Coakley and wife Lisa of Flemington, N.J.

She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Patrick and wife Caroline of Rochester, N.Y.; Brennan and wife Anna of Newtown, Shaun of Philadelphia, Penn., Ryan and Catherine Lewis of Waltham, Mass., Michael of South Boston, Mass., and Ben of Dorchester, Mass.; her pride and joy, the great-grandchildren, Henry, Jack, and Emma of Rochester, N.Y; also nieces and nephews, including Gary, Heidi, Eleanor, Thomas, DeDe, Kevin and Curt.

Geraldine was born in Boston in 1930, and graduated from Brighton High School in 1948. She started raising her family in Boston and moved out to Northborough, Mass. in 1961, living and working in Northborough/Southborough area until the mid 1990s. Once retired from Ingersoll Rand Corporation, she moved to Newtown, where she began her new career working daily with her sons and fellow employees creating another work family and memories until her second retirement in 2017.

Cooking, grocery stores, traveling to countless sporting events, and enjoying a growing family were Geraldine’s passions. Always ready for a gathering, she loved welcoming friends and family, and was willing to put all her efforts into a great meal. Never accepting compliments, saying next time she will do something else to tweak an already perfect meal. She was loved…

A memorial is being planned at a later date and all that knew Geraldine are invited to participate in her life’s celebration.

For a live memorial on her life and for the future date for the celebration, please go to forevermissed.com/m-geraldine-coakley/about.

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