LITTLETON - Rebecca B. (Willey) Gerath, 72, of Dodge Hill Road and formerly of Memory Lane in Gorham, died Dec. 29, 2011, at Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster following a short illness.
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Born on Dec. 5, 1939, in Littleton, she was the daughter of Arthur W. and Blanche (Page) Willey.
She married Jeffrey C. Gerath and they made their home in Gorham, where they raised their family.
She was a 37-year member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Unit 82, where she served as president, treasurer, and chaplain. She also held offices at the district and state levels through the years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Jeffrey Gerath, in 1987 and a nephew Charles Ryan.
She leaves a daughter, Jennifer Gerath and her fiance Fred Corrigan of Gorham; a son, Seth Gerath and his wife Debbie of Nashua; a brother, Bruce Willey and his wife Cheerie of Pensacola, Fla.; a sister with whom she had resided for the past couple of years, Margaret Ryan, and her husband Charles of Littleton; as well as a large extended family.
SERVICES: A celebration of life service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 33 Exchange St., Gorham.
There will be an open house at Margaret Ryan's home in Littleton following the service.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to either the March of Dimes NH Chapter, 10 Ferry St., Suite 419, Concord 03301 or to the
, 20 Warren St., Manchester.
Online guestbook at fleury-patry.com.
Published in Union Leader on Jan. 3, 2012