Geraldine R. (Tempesta) Fantasia
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, March 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere for Geraldine R. (Tempesta) Fantasia, who passed following a lengthy illness at her Revere residence on Saturday, March 25th. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, March 31st, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass to be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), REVERE at 10:30 a.m. Interment is in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett
Geraldine or “Mama Gerry” as most knew her worked for many years as a nursing assistant, retiring at age 85, and in later years as an activities assistant at The Lighthouse Nursing Center. She was the life of the party and very loved by all who knew her. She was an amazing cook and shared wonderful Italian recipes with everyone. Her sense of humor was contagious and everyone knew who ruled the roost. This past year was a difficult time with many health issues. She could no longer travel to the casino or play Bingo with friends but she kept busy making puzzles and doing crosswords. She was able to live at home these past months with much help from the Chelsea Jewish Hospice Team. A special thank-you to Judy Duncan her favorite nurse who she enjoyed having coffee with in the morning. To Joyce, Kelly, Barbara and all the caretakers who visited daily. we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You all helped make these last months comfortable and happy for her.
She is the wife of the late Cosmo Fantasia who died April 9th 2016, with whom she shared 67 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Anthony F. and his wife Ann of Tampa Florida, Geri R. Fantasia and Tracey A. Fantasia of Revere and the Late Richard C. and his surviving wife Deborah of Sacramento, CA. Cherished grandmother to Kimberley R. Fantasia and her fiancé Dan, and Kristen A. Fantasia of Tampa. FL, Nathalie A. and her husband Lance McDaniel of Sacramento, CA, Philip S. and John A. Miller of Revere and Brian R. Miller of Los Angeles, CA. Great-grandmother of Macy L. McDaniel of Sacramento, CA. Loving Sister to Daniel Tempesta of Stoneham and the late Ann Pasquale, Antonio Tempesta, Marilyn Ordway, and Lawrence Tempesta. She was the sister-in-law and best friend of Mary Ficaro of Revere, Salvatore Fantasia of Falmouth and the Late Augustine Fantasia. She is also lovingly survived by her loving goddaughter, Maureen Pasquale of Northampton, and many, nieces and nephews and her canine companion “Babe”.