GERALDINE EVELYN CONNOLLY, nee BOYD, age 81, of Bolingbrook , IL went to her heavenly home, June 19th, 2012.
Visitation will be held Friday, June 22nd from 3 to 9 PM, with a service at 7PM, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street , Lombard , IL .
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday June 23rd at St. Francis Assisi 1501 W. Boughton Rd Bolingbrook, IL with a viewing @ 9:30AM and Mass at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery Oak Brook Terrace, IL.
Gerry is survived by her two loving sisters, Doris & Dolores; her Brother-in-Law’s Eugene Parker & Lawrence (Moddie) Connolly; her devoted children, Nancy (Lynn) Petersen of Dundee, Pam Matrisiciano of Carol Stream, Cathy (Greg) Greene of Lombard, J. Brett of Carol Stream, and Pat (Tim) Doyle of Geneva. She was a loving Nana to James, Brian (Julie), Nicole (Allen), Michael, Tanya, Nathan, Christopher (Kara), Zachary, Caleb, Megan, Joshua, Casey, Tyler ,Kayla,and Kaitlyn and great Nana to Logan, Hailee and Lilyana, along with her many nieces and nephews. Gerry is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, her parents, Victor and Mary; and her siblings, Genevieve Ryan, Eugene Boyd, Richard Boyd, and Phyllis Parker.
Gerry was born in Geneva , IL on August 2nd, 1930. She was truly graceful in her work as a banquet waitress in the area for many years, an active member of the Jim Beam Club, a diehard Cubs fan watching every game she could and active in her church until she was too ill to attend. She raised her family in Lombard then spent the past 22 years residing in Bolingbrook with her sister, Doris. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were a source of much joy and happiness. Several years after her husband Joe passed away, Gerry met a wonderful man named Frank Buddell. Frank played an integral part in her life and they enjoyed each others company until Franks death in December of 1993.
Gerry’s life set a tremendous example for her family of what it is to be valued and cherished. Her life was a testimony of personal contentment and appreciation. Her strength and courage will forever be remembered.