Geraldine "Gerry" Burroughs

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Geraldine "Gerry" Burroughs

Gerry, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at her home on November 18, 2012 at the age of 70.

Gerry was born on November 11, 1942 in Claymont, DE, daughter of the late Franklin Sr. and Virginia Whaley. After graduating from Claymont high school Gerry spent the next 36 years working for Diamond State, Bell Atlantic and Verizon telephone companies.

Gerry enjoyed spending time at the beach and in her boat and she was an avid reader. Gerry had very close ties to her family and she loved the daily phone conversations and visits.

Gerry was predeceased by her brother Franklin Whaley Jr. She leaves behind her husband of 45 years John "Jack" Burroughs, her sisters Marylou (Tom) and Virginia, and brothers Kirk (Darline) and Dale (Bernice) and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Friends may call on Saturday, November 24, beginning 10am at the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2230 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720, where a service will be held at 11am. Entombment will follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Gerry may be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810 or a .

(302) 652-5913

Published in The News Journal from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2012
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