Gertrude M. Neff, 94, of Wilkes-Barre passed Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at Hospice Community Care at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
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She was born in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 4, 1918, a daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth Gresser Reilly. She attended St. Nicholas High School. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed by the Wilkes-Barre School District and as a domestic worker by several local families.
Mrs. Neff was an active and devoted member of St. Nicholas Church in Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of its Altar and Rosary Society and loved to volunteer her time for church functions such as the annual church bazaar.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Neff, in 1986; and by her brothers, Gilbert, Francis and Joseph Reilly; and by her sisters, Marie Andres and Louise Roos.
Surviving are daughter, Patricia, Exeter; stepdaughter, Jean Marie, N.J.; grandchildren, Leigh Fierman, Dawn Fierman Smith, Joel and Jason Fierman; great-grandchildren, Alexandra Fierman, David Fierman, Tyler and Jaycee Smith, Chase Acri, Avery Fierman and Jaden Fierman; sister, Doris Berrettini, Dupont; numerous nieces and nephews
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Private interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends may call from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Nicholas Campaign Fund, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting Gertrude's obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 26, 2012