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 Rita F. (Troccoli) Geist

Rita F. (Troccoli) Geist, 86, wife of Frank W. Geist, longtime resident of Lakemans Lane, Ipswich, died Friday January 4, 2019 in the Masconomet Heathcare Center in Topsfield following her long illness.

Born in Malden June 7, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Francis A. and Mary (Ferrera) Troccoli. She was raised in Medford and Malden, and graduated from Malden High School, a member of the Class of 1951. Married in Malden in 1955, the Geists soon made their home on Lakemans Lane, where they raised their family. As a young woman, she worked for five years at John Hancock Insurance in Boston, and more recently was employed for twenty-seven years as the office manager for Sea Rock Estates of Manchester-by-the-Sea, retiring in 2002.

Rita was a longtime communicant of St Joseph’s Parish and Our Lady of Hope Church, and an active member of the Woman’s Police Association. She enjoyed her daily walks and bicycle rides.

In addition to her husband of sixty-three years, she is survived by a son, Mark W. Geist and his wife Darla of Santa Barbara, CA, a daughter, Lisa A. Geist of Sandy, UT, and a sister, Janet Baldassari and her husband Henry of FL. She was the sister of the late Ann Lynch, formerly of Danvers.

Her funeral will be held 8 am Thursday January 10 from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by the celebration of a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 9 am in Our Lady of Hope Church, Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Interment will be in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery.









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