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Geraldine P. (Grose) Blair

Geraldine P. (Grose) Blair, 93, of Naples Florida, widow of the late Raymond Blair formerly of Ohio and the late Adrien Benjamin formerly of Topsfield Road Ipswich, died Saturday, August 22, 2020 in the Naples Community Hospital following her brief illness.

Born in Gloucester on November 12, 1926, she was one of the three children of the late Stillman L. Grose and Maude (Sawyer) Grose.  Gerry was raised in Gloucester and Beverly where she graduated from Beverly High School at the top of her class. For ten years she was employed as a secretary with Children’s Protective Services in Salem. Gerry was an active sports fan, closely following her favorite, the New England Patriots. She played tennis into her early 80’s.

She was a member of St. Joseph Church and the Catholic Women’s Club.

She is survived by a daughter, Gail E. Gullifer of Middleton; four grandchildren, Brian Benjamin of Kingston, NH, Michael Benjamin of Pittsfield, NH, Jason Gullifer of Montreal, Quebec, Mark Gullifer of Middleton; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Brian Benjamin formerly of Ipswich and sister of the late Stillman Grose formerly of Maryland.

Private arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.


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