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Geraldine McCarthy

December 31, 1930 — December 1, 2023

Wilton Manors

Geraldine McCarthy

 

Geraldine Marie McCarthy of Fort Lauderdale, FL passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, December 1, 2023. She was 92. Geri was born December 31, 1930 in Joliet, IL to Louis and Marie Vercelote. She was a doting big sister to Don, Jay and Lou. She married Jack McCarthy in 1954 and together they raised their family of five children in the Fort Lauderdale area.  Geri loved volunteering at St. Clement School and Church, where the family all attended. She enjoyed her days at the Parker Playhouse, working in the Box Office and taking family and friends to the many musicals and theatrical productions. Geri truly loved being #1 babysitter for her grandchildren and attending all their dance recitals and sporting events.

            Geri was predeceased by her parents Louis and Marie Vercelote, her brother Don Vercelote, her beautiful granddaughter Shannon Finn, and her beloved husband Jack McCarthy. She is survived by brothers Jay and Lou Vercelote, both residing in Illinois, and her children, Michael McCarthy, with wife Lisa in Maitland, FL;  Patrick McCarthy with wife Sherrill in Wilton Manors, FL; John McCarthy, with wife Debbie in Tampa, FL; Kathleen Corley with husband Mike in Spring, TX; and Kelly Palhegyi, with husband Ray in Davie, FL. Geri was a loving and caring grandmother to eight, Chase Corley, Shay Corley Dupree, Hannah McCarthy, Matthew McCarthy, RJ , Kelsey and Brody Palhegyi, Chad Barb and great grandchildren, Chloe Barb and TJ Finn.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Clement Church, 225 NW 29 Street, Fort Lauderdale, on Saturday, December 16th at 9 am. There will be a reception to follow at the home of Ray and Kelly Palhegyi.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (ALZ.org)

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