In memory of Geraldine (Gerry) Santa Palestine Elie, age 90, Oct. 17, 1932-Oct. 18, 2022.
Gerry, formerly a 40-year resident of Grand Island, died peacefully at her home in Poughkeepsie.
She was active on the St. Stephen's bereavement committee and a long-time volunteer at Shea's Theater and Kleinhans Music Hall. Gerry was also an avid reader and talented painter.
Gerry is survived by her five children: Kathleen Elie-Goldman and her husband, Daniel; John A. Elie and his wife, Barbara; Mary Elie-Laman and her husband, Mark; Geraldine T. Elie-Carroll and her husband, Thomas; and Timothy A. Elie and his wife, Theresa. She was affectionately called "GiGi" by her 17 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Gerry was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all.
A memorial Mass will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at St. Stephen's R.C. Church on Grand Island. A reception will immediately follow the service.
In place of flowers, donations may be made to Buffalo Shea’s Theater, the American Cancer Society or A Living Tribute (Plant-a-Tree). Email [email protected].