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Geraldine M. "Gerri" Simpson

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Geraldine M. 'Gerri' Simpson
Beloved mother, grandmother,
and great-grandmother

ROANOKE, VA -- Geraldine M. (Woods) Simpson, "Gerri" as she was known, passed away Monday, October 8, 2012, in Roanoke, Virginia.

She was the widow of Preston Simpson who passed away in 1999.

Born July 6, 1942, she was a daughter of the late George F. and Irene (Lambert) Woods. She was raised and educated in the Merrimack Valley, where she lived for most of her life. She was a graduate of Lowell High School and attended Springfield Community College.

Gerri was a devoted advocate for animals and dedicated much of her time to helping others within the community. Not only did she enjoy art and poetry she was also a talented artist and poet for many years. She was a kind and thoughtful woman who will be truly missed by her family and friends.

Mrs. Simpson is survived by her three children; two sons, Mark Lennartson and his fiancé, Teresa Silva, of Tewksbury, Derek Lennartson of Manchester, NH; and a daughter, Tamy Zaragoza of Vinton, Virginia, who she resided with the past year. She is also survived by
13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was the mother of the late Kim (Lennartson) Manning, and the sister of the late James & George Woods.

Out of respect for Geraldine's love of animals, the family requests that donations be made to The MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.

YOU ARE INVITED TO HER CALLING HOURS FROM 8 UNTIL 9:30 A.M. ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012 AT THE MAHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 187 NESMITH STREET, LOWELL, MA 01852. HER FUNERAL WILL TAKE PLACE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING HER VISITATION AT THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (LOWER CHURCH) AT 10 A.M. A PROCESSION WILL FOLLOW FOR HER INTERMENT AT ST. MARY CEMETERY IN TEWKSBURY. PLEASE VISIT MAHONEYFUNERALHOME.COM TO SEND THE FAMILY AN E-CONDOLENCE AT ANY TIME.

Published in Lowell Sun on Oct. 11, 2012
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