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Geraldine I. Clark

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SALEM, N.Y. -- Geraldine I. Clark, 79, of East Broadway, died peacefully at home on Friday, June 4, 2004. She was the widow of James H. Clark Jr., who died in 1986.

Born March 30, 1925 in Shaftsbury, Vt., she was the daughter of Gerald A. and Sarah Pike Ennis. She was a graduate of Salem Washington Academy. As a teenager Gerry worked at Cereghino’s Candy Store. She later purchased the store and ran it for many years.

She worked as a teacher’s aide at Salem Central School. Her work was more than just a job. The children that she spent time with touched her when she was working and she thought of them often, even after she retired.

A devout Roman Catholic, Gerry was a communicant of Holy Cross Church, a member of the Catholic Daughters and the Alter Rosary Society.

Survivors include a son and his wife, Phil and Lana Clark of Salem; a daughter and her husband, Susan and Dennis Penka of Dayton, Ohio; two sons, Thomas Clark and Mark Clark Sr., both of Salem; three siblings, David Ennis of Oklahoma, Muriel Linke of Salem and Gerald Ennis Jr. of Salem; seven grandchildren, Lisa Clark, Lori Bishop, Jeffrey and Eric Penka, Chris and Scott and Mark Clark Jr.; five great-grandchildren, Joseph and Jacob Bishop, Zachary Clark and Dylan and Michael Penka and many nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives are invited to call on Monday, June 7, 2004 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main St., Cambridge.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Liam Condon on Tuesday, June 8, at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, Salem. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Building Fund at Holy Cross Church, Salem, NY 12865.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 7, 2004
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