ELLEN L. GERO BURLINGTON - Ellen L. Gero, 89 of Burlington, died Monday Oct. 12, 2009 at the Birchwood Terrace Health Care Center. She was born in Burlington on April 11, 1920, the daughter of Patrick and Elizabeth (Hayes) Leary. Ellen had been employed with G.E. Co for over 30 years, retiring in 1983. She was a former member of the Daughters of Isabella. Ellen is survived by five children, Thomas Gero, Donna Rickson and her companion, John Fortune, James Gero, Mary Ellen Hemingway and her husband, Nelson, and John Gero, all of Burlington; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, one sister, Maxine Leary and one brother; Bernard Leary; three sisters-in-law, Diane Leary, Katie Leary, and Sophie Leary and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald P. Gero in 1983, a son; William Gero in 1993, and by a granddaughter; Christine Pecor earlier this year. A prayer service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15 at noon in the Ready Funeral Chapel, 934 North Ave. with burial to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. For those who wish, donations in her memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund. Visiting will be from 11 until the time of the service. To send online condolences, please visit www.readyfuneral.com

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Ready Funeral Service, Inc.
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(802) 862-1138

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Oct. 14, 2009