Geraldine Mary Huse, 79, of Concord, formerly of Chesterfield, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 18, 2014, at the Concord Hospice House following a period of declining health.
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She was born on March 1, 1934, in Rockville Center, N.Y., the daughter of Frederic and Myrtle (Shea) Brandes. She grew up in Freeport, N.Y. and graduated from high school there.
In 1956, she married Lloyd Huse on Long Island.
In her younger years, Geraldine was a secretary at the Hughes Hubbard Law Firm in New York City where she would commute by train daily. She loved the city life and visited New York for many years after moving to New Hampshire.
In 1965, she, and her family, moved to Chesterfield, where they lived for the next 27 years. During that time, she worked for Peerless Insurance, until she retired. After retirement, she moved to Florida and then Concord, where she lived out the rest of her life.
Geraldine will be remembered for her love of cooking and willingness to always provide a meal for family and friends. She also enjoyed planting and arranging flowers. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt to her family members and a great friend to many people she met during her life.
She is survived by her daughters, Holly Huse, and significant other, Denny Searles, of Walpole and Tracey Sweet, and husband, Scott, of Concord; grandchildren, Brandes Sweet and Trevor Sweet; and several nieces and nephews.
Her sister Jacqueline Bahr died earlier.
Calling hours will be held Friday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 33 Marlboro St., Keene, fletcherfuneralhome.com.
Services for Geraldine will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 532 Route 63, Chesterfield. Pastor Scott Masters will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Geraldine M. Huse's memory to the Concord Hospice House, 250 Pleasant St., Concord, N.H. 03302 or to the Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Road, Swanzey, N.H. 03446.
Published in The Concord Monitor on Feb. 21, 2014