Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Geraldine M. "Jerry" (nee Fink) Boyd, 89, of Grand Island, NY, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2013 in Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence in Lewiston, NY, following a brief illness. Born on June 4, 1923, in Punxsutawney, PA, she was the daughter of the late Henry P. and Kate (Ball) Fink.
Mrs. Boyd came to Niagara Falls, NY as a child, with her family. Jerry, as she was known by family and friends, attended local schools and graduated from Niagara Falls High School. On March 25, 1949, she married John L. Boyd, Jr. in Niagara Falls, NY. He predeceased her on August 25, 2000. For many years, Mrs. Boyd worked for the former Jenss Department Store. Jerry was an active member of St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Grand Island, NY. Jerry enjoyed needle point and reading. Above all, she loved spending time with her family.
Mrs. Boyd is survived by two sons, John L. (Karen) Boyd III of Temple, TX and Thomas (Kathleen) Boyd of Wilson, NY; 13 grandchildren, Jamie, Joshua, Brendan, Rebekah, John Matthew, Krystal, Tatiana, Thomren, Trevor, Joseph, Tiffany, Richie and Paula and 12 great-grandchildren. Jerry is also survived by one sister, Jean (late Harold) McConnell of Lighthouse Point, FL and many nieces, nephews, cousins and loving brothers and sisters-in-law. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by one granddaughter, Laurie; one sister, Marjorie (late David) Young and one brother, Henry (late Evelyn) Fink.
There will be no prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, January 17th, at 10:00 AM which will be celebrated in St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island, NY. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT THE CHURCH. A private burial will be held in Acacia Park Cemetery, North Tonawanda, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to Meals On Wheels, c/o the Grand Island Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY 14072; or to the McLane Children's Hospital, c/o Scott and White Healthcare Foundation, 2401 S. 31st Street, Temple, TX 76504. Arrangements were entrusted to OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (297-9007).
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