Geraldine P. (Grose) Blair
Geraldine P. (Grose) Blair, 93, of Naples
Florida, widow of the late Raymond Blair formerly of Ohio and the late
formerly of Topsfield Road Ipswich, died
Saturday, August 22, 2020 in the Naples Community Hospital following her
Born in Gloucester on November 12, 1926, she was
one of the three children of the late Stillman L. Grose and Maude (Sawyer)
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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