Geraldine Kress Orner (1946 - 2014)

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Mrs. Geraldine Kress Orner

AGE: 67 • Trumbull, CT

Geraldine Kress Orner, 67, passed away after a long illness on February 14, 2014, at St. Joseph's Manor in Trumbull, CT.

Born in Elizabeth, NJ, the daughter of the late John J. and Elizabeth (DePaul) Kress, Gerry is survived by her sons David Scott and his wife Margaret of Darien, CT, and Ryan Jon of Tallahassee, FL. She is also survived by her sisters Gloria Kress, Kathleen Paladino, Jacqueline Kress, Marielise Cox, and Nancy Kliewe. Gerry was blessed with two grandsons David, Jr. and Andrew Orner.

Gerry lived for nearly 30 years in St. Petersburg, FL, where she raised her two sons and pursued a career. For more than a decade Gerry worked at The Dali Museum as Office and Human Resource Manager and took great pride in her work and volunteer roles at The Dali.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, on Saturday, February 22, at St. James the Less Catholic Church, 36 Lincoln Avenue, Jamesburg, NJ (with family receiving friends at the Church prior to the service). Burial will be private.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lester Memorial Home, Jamesburg, NJ. To send condolences to the family visit

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Gerry's name to The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL. Please contact Chelsey Kamen, 727.623.4713,

Funeral Home
Lester Memorial Home
16 West Church Street Jamesburg, NJ 08831
(732) 521-0020
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Published in Home News Tribune on Feb. 22, 2014