Geraldine Rowley

Obituary of Geraldine Rowley

Geraldine Rowley was born August 9, 1938, in Ontario County to Aleine (Alford) Wright and Ross Wright. She passed away peacefully in her sleep, after a long illness, on June 15, 2022. Geri, as she was well known, lived in the state of New York her whole life and settled in Naples in the early 1980s and remained until her illness moved her in with family nearby. Geri is survived by her four grandchildren, Summer Brink of Brockport, Amber (Jonathan) Fulmer of Middlesex, Lindsey Brink of Middlesex, and Tara Brink of Rushville. Great-grandchildren, My'Liah Brink; Dylan McDonald; Brieana, Jacob, and Emily Fulmer; Payton and Noah Robinson; and Layla and Allyssa Brink. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews including her beloved nephew and niece-in-law, Matt and Heidi Colf, and many dear friends, including Patty Damboise, who called her daily from the time she became ill and was known, adoringly, as old reliable. Geri was predeceased by her husband, Wilton (Bill) Rowley, daughter, Priscilla Brink, son-in-law, Nathan Brink, a great-grandson, Sawyer McDonald, and her brothers and sisters. Geri spent her life working in the service industry, the last more than 20 years serving as a waitress at Bob and Ruth's in Naples, NY. Geri was forced to retire in 2020, at age 81, due to medical issues despite wanting to continue out her days working, surrounded by the people in the community that had become a family to her over the years. She was well known around town, frequenting the Redwood for coffee and meals, Luigi's, Rennoldson's, and her daily trips to the post office. Geri knew no stranger and would make sure to greet each person she saw with a smile and how are you doing. Friends are invited to call from 12pm – 2pm on Friday, June 24, 2022 at the Baird-Moore Funeral Home, 154 S. Main St. Naples where funeral services will be held at 2pm. Instead of memorial contributions, buy a cup of coffee for a friend or stranger, make conversations with those around you, or smile at those you pass by with a quick hello as Geri was known for.
Friday
24
June

Visitation at Funeral Home

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday, June 24, 2022
Baird-Moore Funeral Home
154 S. Main St.
Naples, New York, United States
Friday
24
June

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Friday, June 24, 2022
Baird-Moore Funeral Home
154 S. Main St.
Naples, New York, United States
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