Obituary of Geraldine “Geri” Stefanacci

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Geraldine “Geri” Stefanacci, 83, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, godmother, and friend, resident of Great Barrington, MA since 2007 died Thursday July 12, 2018 at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Canaan CT after an extended illness. Geri was born in Aliquippa PA on August 20, 1934. She was the daughter of Domenic and Yolanda (D’Annibale) Tomei. She worked for many years as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. In retirement, Geri tirelessly gave service to her church and community through a variety of ministries and volunteer positions. Geri’s husband Emil J. Stefanacci predeceased her on July 2, 2010. Geri is survived by son Dr. Joseph Stefanacci and wife Carolyn of Southport N.C., one daughter, Dr. Janice “Jan” Seward and husband Michael of Great Barrington, sister and brother-in-law Elaine and Frank Weber and their family, sister and brother-in-law Anita and Bob Hicks and their family, brother Dennis Stefanacci and his family, sister in law Betty Jean Tomei and her family, the families of Elizabeth Fuller, Gilda Kostlich and Henry Stefanacci and two beloved granddaughters, Cara and Amanda. In addition to her husband Emil,Geri was also predeceased by brother Gildo Tomei, brother Henry Stefanacci, and sisters Mary Powers, Gilda Kostlich, and Elizabeth Fuller.

Geri leaves behind a devoted community of family and friends whose support throughout her illness and her life is a testament to the love and care she showered on others so generously.

Donations in her honor can be made to The Geer Foundation, 77 South Canaan Road, Canaan, CT 06018, or SVNA, 30A Salmon Kill Road, Salisbury, CT 06068, with a notation that the gift is in memory of Geri Stefanacci to benefit the Hospice program.

A funeral mass for Geri Stefanacci will be held at St. Peter’s church in Great Barrington MA, on Thursday September 6th at 10:00 am. BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME has been entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.

3 Responses to Obituary of Geraldine “Geri” Stefanacci

  1. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Your parents were wonderful people who were a large part of the “village” that raused our generation.

  2. Please allow me to express my sincere sympathy to the family of Gerri…She was a kind and gracious lady –always a smile and kind word. I was honored to have her as part of Christ the King Choir, and later Good Samaritan Parish, both in Ambridge. She and Emil were both faithful members and she will surely be missed. “May songs of the angels welcome you, and guide you along your way….” Rest in peace good friend.,,,,riposi in pace !!

  3. My deepest sympathy to Geri’s family. I remember both Geri and Emil when they lived in Ambridge. Always enjoyed talking with Mr. Stefanacci at the corner when he was street crossing guard for our chukdren. I will always remember Geri when she came to the house to comfort my mother, Theresa Russo, when my dad unexpectedly passed away about 15 years ago. My mom did Geri’s hair. May she rest in peace.

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