Geraldine Delle Palme Hydock

21 novembre 19188 juin 2021

Geraldine Delle Palme Hydock, 102, of Reading, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in Reading Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Stephen Hydock on 8-4-1985. Geraldine was born in Aliquippa, PA., on November 21, 1918 a daughter of the late Valeriano and Giovannina (De Simone) Delle Palme.

She was a 1936 Reading High School graduate and the Helen Hoffman School of Business in Reading. She was a graduate of Banking Institute of America, and attended Wharton School of Business, Albright and Kutztown Colleges. She was a faithful member of St. Catharine of Siena RCC where she was a member of the Women's Auxiliary, started the first Campfire Girl's group and cheerleading squad. Geraldine was a member of Catholic Daughters of America. She was a licensed pilot and past president of 1st Women's Berks Civil Air Patrol. Geraldine was past president of Exeter Women's Club and member of Berks Art Alliance. She loved painting and attended many local and national art workshops. She enjoyed gardening, playing piano, golfing, tennis and learning new technologies like her IPAD. She was employed by Berkshire Knitting Mills in accounting and 20 years in Savings Operations at American/Meridian Bank retiring in 1982.

Surviving are her 4 children; JoAnne C. Hydock of Reading, Stephen G. and his wife Patricia Ann Hydock of Egg Harbor City, N.J., Mary Louise Hydock of Reading, and Geraldine M. and her husband Scott Lessley of West Chester, 2 grandsons; Todd Hydock, Stephen Lessley, 3 great grandchildren; Riley Hydock, Maeve Hydock and Brody Hydock and several nieces and nephews. Geraldine was predeceased by her 4 siblings; Albert, Elena, Ida and Marie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday June 16, 2021 at 11am in St. Catharine of Siena RCC, 4975 Boyertown Pike, Reading, PA. 19606. Burial to follow in Gethsemane Cemetery. A viewing will be Wednesday 10-11am in the church. Auman's Inc Funeral Home, Reiffton is honored to serve the family. www.aumansinc.com


  • Stephen Hydock, Husband (deceased)
  • Valeriano Delle Palme, Father (deceased)
  • Giovannina Delle Palme, Mother (deceased)
  • JoAnne Hydock, Daughter
  • Stephen Hydock, Son
  • Mary Louise Hydock, Daughter
  • Geraldine Lessley, Daughter
  • Patricia Ann Hydock, Daughter-in-law
  • Scott Lessley, Son-in-law
  • Todd Hydock, Grandson
  • Stephen Lessley, Grandson
  • Riley Hydock, Great Grandchild
  • Maeve Hydock, Great Grandchild
  • Brody Hydock, Great Grandchild
  • Albert Delle Palme, Brother (deceased)
  • Elena Bucci, Sister (deceased)
  • Ida Kore, Sister (deceased)
  • Marie Terefenko, Sister (deceased)


services précédents:

  • Viewing

    mercredi, 16 juin , 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    mercredi, 16 juin , 2021


  • Burial


Geraldine Delle Palme Hydock


ML Hydock

16 juillet , 2021

You lived your life with integrity, patience, acceptance and love for experiencing life in this dimension. Your art creations reflect your perceptions of nature and our world and your healthy , loving and pleasant spirit. 🎨 You are a beautiful spirit! I miss you too much!!! It hurts too much for words! 🌹
You are forever in my heart!❤️🙏🌈🎨

ML Elizabeth Hydock

15 juillet , 2021

Thank you for your messages. Mamma mia, I miss you too much! I love you always! Ti voglio bene e ti amo sempre!