Jeraldyn “Jeri” Edmonds Quirk of Geneseo passed away, April 18, 2019 at age 102. Jeraldyn E. Quirk was predeceased by her husband, Barrett and survived by her son, Thomas (Molly) and her grandchildren, Meghan and Clayton. She was born in Bonners Ferry, Idaho and grew up in Devils Lake, North Dakota as one of six children of Margaret Chisholm and Frank Edmonds. She spent many years working in Washington DC where she traveled internationally with the Department of the Navy. She met Barrett, a naval officer, during her time in Washington DC and settled with him in Barrett’s hometown of Geneseo when they married in 1956.
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Jeri was born into a large family and married into an even bigger family. She cultivated and cherished her lifelong relationship with all her relatives, relishing frequent visits and family reunions. She loved the vibrant connection to a bustling and diverse extended family that spans four generations. She is survived by her brother, Patrick Edmonds and her sisters-in-law, Monica Quirk Bubser and Martha Edmonds and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister, Helen Bassett and brothers, Allen Edmonds, Thomas Edmonds, and William Edmonds. She was also predeceased by Mary P. Quirk, Joseph and Mary Quirk, Evelyn “Cis” and Barney Ryan, Alice and Louis Nesbitt, Andrew Bubser, Preston Bassett, Patricia Edmonds, Norma Edmonds and Joan Edmonds.
Jeri was an avid bridge player, gardener, and game player. She enjoyed being active and spending time with family and friends, often from her beloved front porch. Her kindness and ability to meet and make new friends was a hallmark of her long, rich life. Most of all she loved being part of the fabric of the Geneseo community.
Thanks go out to the many friends that Jeri made along the way. A heartfelt thanks to the devoted aides and caregivers who did a wonderful job these past two years keeping Jeri fully engaged, active and independent.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 4-7 PM at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo. Her Funeral Mass will be held on will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 4 Avon Rd. in Geneseo with Father Edward Dillon officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Geneseo.
Jeri was a lifelong supporter of St Mary’s Church, the Abbey of the Genesee, The Geneseo Fire Department, APOG, The Genesee Valley Conservancy, the Livingston County Historical Society and the Wadsworth Library. Please keep these special organizations in mind when you remember her.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee Valley Conservancy, P.O. Box 73, Geneseo, NY 14454.