Friday, June 2, 2023

Geraldine A. Dennis

October 27, 1931 – April 1, 2023 (age 91)

Newburgh, NY

Geraldine A. Dennis (Gerry) was born on October 27, 1931 to Anthony and Maria DiCesare of Newburgh, NY.

Gerry married her high school sweetheart, James F. Dennis (Jim) on August 5, 1951. Together they raised their family of six (6) children; Kathleen Ann (deceased), James Patrick, Susan, Bernadette Lucia, Gerald Anthony and Mary Patrice.

Gerry and Jim were lifelong parishioners of Sacred Heart Church and sent their 6 children to Sacred Heart School. She believed very strongly in the bonds of faith and family, and spent her life showing her appreciation for both. She served as a Catholic Daughter for over 50 years, was a Eucharistic Minister and devoted time to the RCIA program for those who wanted to become adult Catholics.

Her Love of God and family brought her the greatest of joy. She loved her family with all of her heart; not to mention the love of her life James Francis, who celebrated 71 years of marriage in August.

Geraldine is survived by her five (5) children; twelve (12) grandchildren, and eight (8) great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sister Rita Bowan and her nephew John and niece Marianne.

Her grandchildren are; Lisa Stern, Michele Dennis, Adam McKinstrie, Kiley Kuhla, Patrick Ortland, Megan Tyson, Anthony Dennis, Isabel Freeman, James L. Dennis, Aidan Bailey, Morgan Bailey and Abigail Bailey.

Her 8 great-grandchildren are; Olivia Stern, Willow Stern, Rainier Stern, Atticus McKinstrie, Michael Kuhla, William Kuhla, Callum Tyson and Camdon Tyson.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 3 at Brooks Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday at Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh.

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