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Genevieve Atkinson

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Genevieve M. Atkinson

1942- 2016 Pittsfield Genevieve Mary Atkinson, 73, of 224 Eleanor Rd., Pittsfield, died at home after a long illness on Monday, September 19, 2016. Born in Pittsfield on December 20, 1942 the daughter of the late James F. and Mary Genevieve Coffey Magner. She was educated in local schools and was a 1960 graduate of St. Joseph High School. She graduated in 1964 from Framingham State College where she earned a Bachelor of Education. She also obtained her Master Degree in 1991 from Lesley College. Genevieve was a teacher who began her teaching career in Norwood, MA and spent many years teaching in the Pittsfield Public Schools, specifically at Pomeroy Elementary and Crosby Elementary School. Genevieve was a longtime member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the Irish American Organization and Wahconah Country Club where she was an avid golfer. It was through teaching and golfing that Genevieve made many lifelong friends whom she cherished dearly. She enjoyed photography and taking scenic photos, traveling with her husband John, especially trips to the Villages in Florida and her yearly family trips to Cape Cod. She treasured her family trip to Disney World in 2013 with her grandchildren whom she adored. On her trips to Ireland, she explored her Irish heritage and enjoyed the beautiful countryside as well as Irish music. She is survived by her husband of 48 years; John J. Atkinson whom she married July 27, 1968 in St. Mark's Church, her daughters; Laurie K. Atkinson of East Greenbush, N.Y., Colleen M. Casucci and her husband Robert and their children Emma and Andrew all of Lenox, MA; her nieces and nephews; Nancy Jacobs and her husband Ralph and family of Quincy, MA, Kim Ford and her husband Alan of Houston, TX., Mark Shaw and family of Melbourne, FL, Sandra Oberacker and family of Middleboro, MA, Gerard Gerdin and family of Houston, TX, and her cousin Constance Sartini and her husband Thomas and family of Groton, MA, her brother; Kevin Magner and family of Dalton, MA and many beloved friends. FUNERAL NOTICE Funeral services for Genevieve Mary Atkinson of Pittsfield who passed away September 19, 2016 will be held Saturday at 8:15am from the DERY FUNERAL HOME in Pittsfield followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 9:00AM at St. Mark's Church celebrated by Rev. David E. Aufiero, Adminstrator. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Friday from 4 to 7PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in memory of Genevieve may be made to the or to both in care of the funeral home, 54 Bradford St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 22, 2016
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