Geraldine L. Toncini
1932 - 2021
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Geraldine L. "Jerri" (Martier) Toncini, 89, of Vandergrift, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in QLS-West Haven Manor, Washington Township. Born March 6, 1932, in Vandergrift, she was a daughter of the late Guirino "Whitey" and Rose (Troiano) Martier. Jerri was a 1949 graduate of Vandergrift High School, and the graduate of Mercy School of Nursing, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and obtained her master's degree from Duquesne University. Jerri worked as a registered nurse for the Kiski Area School District for 27 years. She was a member of St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church and its C.D. of A. Jerri enjoyed reading, playing cards, and was a world traveler, especially enjoying beach vacations. She most loved spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, Jerri was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Toncini, who passed away on Sept. 25, 2007; son, Mark G. Toncini, who passed away on Dec. 9, 2016; and her sister, Lenora N. Martier, who passed away on Nov. 14, 2011. Jerri is survived by her daughters, Rosemarie Douglass and Nancy L. (Gary) Gibson; grandchildren, Devon (Christopher) Vorse; Adam (Melissa) Toncini, Blaec (Zari) Toncini, Joseph (Rachel) Douglass, Matthew (Amanda) Douglass, Victor (Lindsey) Douglass and Mark Douglass; twin granddaughters, Louisa and Theresa Gibson; and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 13, 2021, in the BRADY-CURRAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 429 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Parting prayers of transfer will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 14, 2021, in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, with Father James Loew, OSB, as celebrant. Private entombment will be in the Toncini section of St. Catherine Cemetery, Gilpin Township, at the convenience of the family. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit

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Published in The Valley News Dispatch on Jun. 10, 2021.
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