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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 fiancĂ© 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”.


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, March 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, March 31st at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Chelsea Jewish Lifecare Foundation, 160 Captain’s Row Chelsea, Ma 02150.

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  1. Andrea
    Mar 30 2017

    You will be missed Mama Gerry. You brightened the room with your smile, laughter and jokes. We were all blessed to have known you. The world is a little duller without your presence <3

  2. Carol Ann Demetrio (Liberti)
    Mar 30 2017

    To daughter Geri and family,
    My deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved mother. I remember her helping with activities at the Lighthouse when Helen Piazza was there and my father Vincent Liberti would visit her everyday. My dad passed on January 20, 2017 at age 91. He grew up on Rand St. too and knew your parents for years. Your Mom was always making everyone smile and laugh at the Lighthouse. I was reading the Revere Journal this morning and thought of your Mom. I pulled up your Dad’s obituary and then saw your Mom’s obituary. I think it was her way of letting me know that she and your father are reunited with their old friends Helen and my Dad. They are watching over all of us. Prayers to all.

  3. Roger Marks
    Mar 29 2017

    My deepest condolences to the family. There were very few days that went by without a good laugh from Geri. She loved people and she loved her job. I will really miss her.

    Roger
    Lighthouse Nursing Care Center

  4. Nancy Bailey
    Mar 28 2017

    Rest In Peace. Mama Geri.

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