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Geraldine Leonard

Waretown - Geri J. Leonard (nee Adams), age 81 of Waretown passed away on Saturday March 17, 2018 at Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin. Geri was born in Trenton and had lived in Hamilton Township moving to Waretown in 1963. Mrs. Leonard worked in the cafeteria at the Waretown Elementary School. During the summer she worked as an aide for the handicap children. Previously she worked at the Show Boat Hotel in Atlantic City and at the Shop Rite in Manahawkin. She was a member of the Lord of Lord's Church, a Life member of the Waretown Fire Company and the ladies' auxiliary. Her love of life and for family was endless. She was admired for her strength, grace & beauty as well as her sassy comebacks! She enjoyed many types of crafts, making homemade chocolate & handmade Halloween costumes. She enjoyed many trips as she loved traveling in the RV. She sang in the church choir and at the Albert Music Hall in the early days, as well as their 25th anniversary celebration.

She was predeceased by her daughters, Charlene Castaldi, and Dianna Ghigliotty, three brothers and one sister.

Geri is survived by her beloved husband of 19 years Larry, two dear daughters Jamie Pawliski, and Dawn Pawliski. She is also survived by her brother Robert Adams, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Thursday March 22, 2018, from 2- 4 & 7pm until the time of service at 8:30 pm at the Riggs Funeral Home, 130 North Rt. 9 (aka Main Street), Forked River, NJ 08731. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Geri's memory to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 20, 2018
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