Geraldine F. (Haynes) Clarke, 86
January 19, 1934 - June 20, 2020
Methuen, MA - Geraldine Clarke passed away peacefully at her home on the morning of Saturday, June 20, 2020.
Geraldine “Gerrie” was the daughter of the late Charles and Rose Haynes as well as the sister to the late Beverly Vance and Charles Haynes Jr. She was also predeceased in death by her husband C. Thomas Clarke in 2018 and her two sons, Douglas in 2005 and Charles in 2017.
She will be sadly missed by her daughters Laura and husband Richard Francis of Methuen, and, Debra and husband Dominic Rocca of Keene, NH, her daughter-in-law Jeanne Clarke and her granddaughter Desiree King, both of Lawrence, her grandson Christian Stone along with his wife Elie Kaya Stone and great grandson Gabriel Stone all from Los Angeles, CA. She will also be missed by her sister Eleanor Cameron of Pace, FL along with several nieces and nephews.
Gerrie spoke often about two jobs she enjoyed the most during the years that her four children were starting their own lives. She worked for several years for the Arlington Trust proofing division on the second shift. She enjoyed immensely the friendships that she made during her time there. The other employment she truly enjoyed was working at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH, running the kiddie rides as she loved the little ones.
A special and heartfelt thank you from the family goes out to her three caretakers - Kenly, Maria and Zippy.
Her ashes will be laid to rest at the ocean by her family, the place she was most at peace.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours (practicing social distancing) on Friday, July 3, 2020, from 3 to 5 PM at the Dewhirst and Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA. To leave an online condolence, please visit Geraldine’s tribute page at www.dewhirstbolesfuneral.com.
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