Obituary for Geraldine D'Elia (McGovern)
Geraldine Grace (McGovern) D’Elia died unexpectedly on Saturday April 1, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
She leaves her devoted husband and best friend Nunzi John D’Elia of 55 years, two daughter’s Maryann (D’Elia) Copeland and husband Jim of Leicester and Catherine ( D’Elia) Fontaine and husband Timothy of Leicester; three sons John D’Elia and wife Annie of Illinois, Peter D’Elia and wife Ashley of Auburn and Joseph D’Elia and his companion Jennifer. Geraldine leaves seven grandchildren who she loved deeply cherished Nicholas, Kayla and Emily Fontaine, Christopher, James and Kevin Copeland and Ava D’Elia, she leaves two sisters Claire (McGovern) Polhemus and Catherine (McGovern) DiGerlando, she also leaves many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Geraldine was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey daughter of the late James and Catherine (Casey) McGovern. She was also predeceased by two brothers Paul and Jim McGovern. Geraldine was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She walked through her life with grace, kindness and a wonderful strong faith. She will be deeply missed but will be remembered and honored by many acts of kindness, compassion and love.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Geraldine’s family on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 pm in the BRITTON-WALACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central St, Auburn. Her funeral will be on Friday April 7, 2017 with a funeral Mass celebrated at 11:00 am in St. Pius X Church, 1161Main Street, Leicester. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Auburn.