Geraldine E. Sousa


ONEONTA - Geraldine "Gerry" Sousa, 88, of Oneonta, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford.
She was born on Jan. 7, 1931, in Unadilla, the daughter of Harry and Mary (Rogers) Eckler.
Gerry is survived by her husband of 69 years, Frederick; her daughter, Pamela (James); and her son, Michael (Mary); 11 grandchildren; and 22 great- grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son, Frederick Jr. and daughter, Debra Elwood and her husband, Thomas.
Gerry was a housewife and mother. She was a past member of the United Methodist Church and the Loyal Order of The Moose in Oneonta.
She and her husband enjoyed vacationing at their cabin on Black Lake in Hammond, where good times were spent with family and friends.
She took great pride in her family and friends and will sadly be missed by all.
A celebration of her life will be held Thursday, May 16, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon, with a service following at noon with the Rev. Mel Farmer officiating.
Burial will take place in Oneonta Plains Cemetery, Oneonta.
Online condolences to the family may be made at
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Published on May 14, 2019
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Kevin Klix
May 15, 2019
your smile and the way you were will remain in our hearts and minds always Gerry. I loved being able to have known you as well as being able to care for you when I was art the Fox Nursing Home for all those years. Prayers to the family and to Fred. God bless