Obituaries

Geraldine A. (Correnti) Pisapia

December 19th, 2013

Geraldine A. (Correnti) Pisapia, fondly known as “Gerry” to her family and friends, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly on December 18, 2013, at the age of 69.

Gerry was born on September 2, 1944, in Somerville, MA, she was the cherished daughter of the late Frank and Vera (DiMuzio) Correnti.  Gerry was raised and educated in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School.

Gerry married the “love of her life” Louis Pisapia, on March 25, 1968; the couple shared nearly thirty wonderful years together and raised two beautiful children before his untimely passing in 1997.

Gerry and Louie lived in Wilmington for many years before moving to Stuart, Florida, where Gerry resided for 20 years.  Gerry was very outgoing and friendly, she made countless life-long friendships in Massachusetts as well as Florida, and they always had a great time together.  Gerry always made her way “home” to Massachusetts over the years and moved permanently back several years ago to be closer to her family.

Gerry made her family her number one priority; she was a very devoted and loving wife, mother, grammy, daughter, sister, and auntie.  Gerry cherished every moment spent with her family, she enjoyed family holidays and celebrations, going shopping and out to lunch with her daughter and sister, or just “hanging out” with family on the couch watching a great Lifetime movie, no matter what they were doing Gerry had fun.

When Gerry took on the role as “Grammy”, her life was even more enriched; she adored her grandchildren Jaclyn, Justin, and David, they were the light of her life.  Gerry especially relished the time spent with Jaclyn, they shared a special bond, she was just a princess in Gerry’s eyes.

In her spare time, Gerry loved to play cards and go to bingo, she was always very competitive and feisty.  Gerry enjoyed going to dinner with her girlfriends and traveling all over with her friend Gus who was a very special person in her life.

Gerry will be fondly remembered as kind, caring, and most of all very loyal to her family and friends.  Gerry would go out of her way to help anyone and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Gerry was the beloved wife of the late Louis Pisapia, devoted mother of Gina Fraser and her husband Greg and Louis Pisapia all of Wilmington, loving “Grammy” of Jaclyn, Justin, and David Fraser, dear sister of Debra Murphy and her husband Paul of Malden, special “Auntie” of Keleigh, Kristine, and Paul Murphy.  Gerry is also survived by many dear friends.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, December 21st at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, December 20th from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Gerry’s name may be made to Mass. General Hospital Cancer Center, Yawkey Building 7th Floor, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA  02114.

 
 
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25 Entries in Guest Book for “Geraldine A. (Correnti) Pisapia”

  1. Leanne says:

    Gerry, I am really going to miss our chats. May you rest peacefully. Allie sends hugs to her “Grammy”

  2. Kelly Murphy says:

    Dear Gina & Family: I am so sorry for your loss, With deepest sympathy. Rest in peace Gerry.

    Kelly, Jack & Lexi Murphy .

  3. Gina says:

    mom I will always be so proud of you for fighting your way through the toughest times over the last few years to come home to us you are the strongest person I know. I’m so very sad and my heart is hurting terribly but knowing that you are at peace now and not suffering in pain anymore helps me get through this pain. Even with Greg and the kids home our house still feels empty without you. I love you mom and there will never be a day that goes by that I don’t think of you. Your loving daughter Gina

  4. Rose & Sully says:

    To all of Gerry’s family – please know how sad we are for you. Gerry was such a joy to be around – she always found something to laugh about – we are so glad we were lucky enough to have known her. Love, Rose & Sully.

  5. Jaclyn says:

    Gram, I still can’t even believe that your not here with us anymore, but I want you to know that your Alex and Ani braclet that I know you loved so much will be on my wrist forever. You were so special to me and reminiscing on the funny times we shared makes me get through this. You’ve made a huge impact not only on my life because everyone else’s that you have encountered and you will be missed. I miss you already and the house isn’t the same with your smiling face down stairs. Your the strongest lady out there and I couldn’t be any more proud of you, fly high Gram. -your little princess; Jaclyn

  6. Steve & Judi Simmons says:

    Debbie, our deepest condolences on the passing of your sister.Our thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time.Love Steve and Judi Simmons

  7. Madonna Toto says:

    Dear Gina,

    So sorry to hear about your mom, she was a lovely lady. Your wonderful memories will keep her alive in your heart always….

  8. Lois says:

    Gerry,
    Cannot believe I will never hear your contagious laugh or see that “I’ve got a really good idea for some fun” look in your eye! However, I do have many unforgettable memories where you are the star. I especially remember you trying to teach me how to drive a standard transmission, but you were laughing so hard you could not explain anything (as we bucked down the street) I will miss you. Please watch over Deb and everyone else who loved and cared for you over these past months. Rest in Peace.

  9. Paul O'Keefe says:

    Gina, The O’Keefes are all very sorry for your loss. You did a great job caring for your Mom these past few years. She was lucky to have a daughter like you. I’m sure you made her very proud!

  10. Paul Murphy III says:

    Dear Auntie J,

    Words alone can not describe how much you will be missed. You have brought so much joy, laughter, and happiness to so many people its going to be very hard not having that around anymore. I just wish I got to thank you for always looking after mom and being the mom to her that she never had. The relationship that the both of you shared was very special and admiring, you two were the definition of sisters. I am not really sure how she is going to move on without you, but I do know that you will always be watching over her. You will never be forgotten and you will always be our Auntie J. Please give uncle Lou a great big hug and a kiss from me. I love you and miss you already….

    Your Nephew,
    Paulie

  11. Gwen says:

    Gina and family,

    Thinking of you during this difficult time and hoping the memories you shared with your Mom/Gram bring you peace…

  12. Joan Maher says:

    Deb, I am so sad for you, Gina, and the rest of the family. I have such wonderful memories of being at your house with you, Gerry and her friends. Were we really only in elementary school? I hope you realize what a wonderful sister you were to Gerry. Your thoughtfulness and caring are admired by all of the “Malden girls”. May you find comfort in the happy memories that you shared and know that she is always with you and the rest of the family. Love, Joan

  13. Sherry Busteed says:

    Gerry was a dear friend for many years. We shared so much over
    The years. Peter and I loved and adored her. As we did Louie!
    A void that will never be filled.
    My love to all her terrific family and to Gus, her buddy.
    You all made her feel special.God be with you and give you
    Peace.

  14. Gina Cavallaro says:

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of Gerry’s family and friends who will miss her! We all have special memories spent with her and remember special times spent together! We spent many holidays and took trips together with my brother Gus and we all considered her part of the family, and an important part of his life..We have laughed and cried but she always made whatever we did fun and a reason to laugh!

  15. Natalie Zompa (Daughte of Gus) says:

    My heart and prayers go out to all of you. Your loss is enormous. Gerry was one of a kind. She always made the best of things and put a smile on her face. My dad had an amazing friend in her. Where ever he went, so did she. She was part of the family and I will miss her. Blessings, Natalie

  16. Tracy, David, Tierney and Riley McCue says:

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and grandmother. You are all in our thoughts during this difficult time.

  17. Lisa (Gray) Roberts says:

    Gina,
    Your mom was like a second mom to me growing up and I will always cherish the times I spent with your family. There were fun times for sure! Hanging in your basement with your Dad’s microphone and pretending we were famous singers…so funny! I was sorry to hear your mom got sick and even more sad to hear she passed. I wish I could have said goodbye to her and to thank her for being the wonderful person she was. I hope she is at peace.
    I am so sorry for your loss and I hope the memories that she leaves behind for you will help you and your family get through this sad time! I wish I could be there today to say goodbye in person, but I cannot – please know my thoughts are with you and I will always be blessed for knowing her.
    Love,
    Lisa

  18. Randy says:

    G,
    As Lisa mentioned our neighborhood had a lot of second mothers didn’t it? We were very fortunate to grow up in the neighborhood that we grew up in and all together. As we all have our memories and stories. Just a few to mention how many times did dad’s corvette leave the garage without Gerry and Louie knowing? How many days skipping school did we end up on Kilby Street? Your mom was a icon in our neighborhood both well liked and respected by all and deservingly so. Patching up our scraped knees as kids and always a laugh and a incredible smile. I will mainly as I always have remember mom for her carrying voice throughout the neighborhood yelling GINA or LOUIS when it was time for the two of you to be home. In addition when we were kids mom drive a huge land arc of a Mercury, light blue if I recall, her trying to pull out onto King Street seeing through the brush at the same time to short to see over the steering wheel. We all could share memories of her all day long. I personally have nothing but grand memories of mom again with good reason. Know that she was well loved and well thought of and still is and I am sure I can state with 100% accuracy that all of us kids in our neighborhood feel the same way about her as I personally do. With much love,
    Randy

  19. ROSEMARY / JOHN SCOLLO says:

    GERRY ,REST IN PEACE.WE ALWAYS ENJOYED YOUR COMPANY AT OUR WILLOUGHBY PARTY.GREAT LADY, ALL WILL MISS YOU.

  20. Cheryl Hird-Baranow says:

    Gina,
    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. Lisa Valente says:

    Gina & family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My condolences go out to you, your family and your children. I know how you loved her dearly. Take care Gina. Sending thoughts, prayers and love.
    Lisa

  22. Michele Gray-smith says:

    Gina and Louie

    Lisa and Randy could not have said it better. I think we all feel that way. I am deeply sorry for the loss especially at such a difficult time of year. there are so many memories that I have some childhood that surround you and your family. I wanted you to know that I was thinking of you as well and hoping that you have a lot of wonderful memories that you can share with each other over the holidays and know that your mom is no longer in pain and is resting with your dad.

    Love ya both
    Michele

  23. Karen and Gerry O'Reilly says:

    Dear Gina,

    We are very sorry to learn about your Mom. Our thoughts are you with you and your family.
    The O’Reilly Family

  24. Karen Luongo says:

    Debbie and Family,

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Now she is resting in peace and not suffering anymore. You were a wonderful friend, sister and caregiver for Gerry. Think of her living in the hearts of those she touched and will not be forgotten.

  25. Lisa Velozo says:

    Gina,
    You are in my thoughts. I feel so sorry for the heartache you are going through. I remember your beautiful mom at your wedding, & even though I didn’t know her that well…..I saw her as a woman of complete elegance & class…..just like YOU GINA!!!
    Miss you Gina, Lisa XOXO

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