Geraldine M. “ Gerry” Racicot, age 85, a resident of Burgess Road in Bennington died on Monday evening, March 24, 2014 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.
She was born on March 10, 1929, in Bennington and was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Irene (Parker) Gauthier. Gerry received her education in Bennington schools and is a graduate of Bennington High School in the class of 1947.
On June 12, 1948 she married Raymond Racicot in Bennington, and they spent sixty wonderful years together. He predeceased her on November 11, 2008.
She is a communicant of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington.
She enjoyed time spent with her family, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Gerry volunteered for the Red Cross in Bennington. She was an avid New York Yankees fan, and Derek Jeter fan.
She is survived by her children: Timothy Racicot and his wife JoAnn of Webster Grove, MO, Scott Racicot and his wife Leila of Bennington, Gayle Racicot and Stephen Cooper of Danvers, MA, Kelli Griffin of Beverly, MA, Dennis Racicot and his wife Kim of Moira, NY, Gary Racicot of Bennington, and Kari Thomas and her husband Randy of Bennington. She leaves nineteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren, as well as one sister Dorothy Blodgett of Bennington. Gerry also has numerous nieces and nephews.
She is also predeceased one great grandson, “Baby Vinnie.”
A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, March 27, at 10:30 at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, followed by a Memorial Mass at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church at 11:00AM.
At Mrs. Racicot’s request, there will not be any calling hours.
Interment will follow in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery, in Bennington.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart School through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home.
Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net