OBITUARY

Barbara Geary

March 4, 1937May 4, 2018
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Geary, Barbara, 81 of Homosassa, entered into rest on May 4, 2018. Barbara was born on March 4, 1937 in Islington, MA the daughter of Arthur and Agnes (McElmon) McCall.

Barbara loved playing cards, dominoes and golf. She was a member of the Ladies of the Elks Homosassa Lodge. Barbara was predeceased by her husband James Geary in 2015.

Barbara is survived by her sons, David Geary and his wife Nina of Crystal River, FL., Tom Geary of Crystal River, FL., Steven Geary and his wife Kathy of South Hamilton, MA.; daughters, Linda Day and her husband Doug of Bayfield, MA and Janet Fraser and her husband Tom of Salem, MA; sister, Carol Croatti and her husband Bob of Merrimac, NH; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held on Wednesday May 9, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Wilder Funeral Home, 4890 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, 12902 Magnolia Dr., Tampa, FL 33612-9809.

Words of condolence may be written at www.wilderfuneral.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, FL

  • FAMILY

  • Arthur McCall, Father
  • Agnes McElmon, Mother
  • James Geary, Beloved husband
  • David Geary, Son of Crystal River, FL
  • Nina Geary, Daughter-in-law of Crystal River, FL
  • Tom Geary, Son of Crystal River, FL
  • Steven Geary, Son of South Hamilton, MA
  • Kathy Geary, Daughter-in-law of South Hamilton, MA
  • Linda Day, Daughter of Bayfield, MA
  • Doug Day, Son-in-law of Bayfield, MA
  • Janet Fraser, Daughter of Salem, MA
  • Tom Fraser, Son-in-law of Salem, MA
  • Carol Croatti, Sister of Merrimac, NH
  • Bob Croatti, Brother-in-law of Merrimac, NH
  • Barbara is also survived by seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren

Services

  • Friends Will Be Received Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, May 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Barbara Geary

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Rachael Fraser

May 11, 2018

Grams, yesterday we had to say our final "goodbye" but I know it won't be the last I talk to you. Now, anytime I need to vent about the smallest thing, you and Gramps will have to hear it all. When I need advice or guidance, I know you'll both be there to steer me in the right direction. When I need encouragement, I know you both will be there routing me on to succeed. When I need to be put in my place, I know you'll both be there to keep me grounded. When I'm alone and upset, I know you both will be there to comfort me and hold me until I feel better. As saddened as I am that you have left us, I know you are with your love and that's all that matters. You both belong together and I feel peace knowing you are where you wanted to be. The last few years without Gramps has been hard but none of us truly knew the extent to which you were hurting. To lose the love of you life must be the worst heartbreak anyone has to endure but you put a smile on your face the whole time even though we knew you were feeling broken and alone. As I sit here trying to find the right words to say, I look around and think of all the memories I've had in this house throughout the years. I can still picture you and Gramps sitting in the green chairs of your "white room" (that's what I call it), telling me about when you both first came down to figure out the design of the house and picking out exactly what you wanted. I feel sad knowing this may be the last time I'll be sitting here, it just doesn't feel real yet. Yesterday, as we walked in the cemetery for your service, I heard the buzzing of two love-bugs. I couldn't see them, only their shadows, but I knew without a doubt it was you and Gramps letting us know that you both were there with us. I try not to cry because I know you both are now eternally happy, but seeing a small reminder makes it so much easier to not let go but to let you move on. I love you both so much and am blessed to have you both as my guardian angels.

Jennifer Underwood

May 10, 2018

I remember being younger and Gram and Gramps taking us kids to canobie lake. We had so much fun! The dinners we had while they were visiting. The 5 generation picture i have when i had my first son. There's so many memories, too much to write all of them down. But one thing is for sure, Gram will be greatly missed from myself and my children . We love you!

Claire Smith

May 9, 2018

Barbara and I were friends and neighbors for many years when she and Jim and family lived in Hamilton MA. We shared many happy times together, but especially our Bingo nights when it was girls night out! I was proud to call her my friend and we remained so even when she moved to FL. Barbara was one of the kindest, well liked people I ever knew. Her children were the light of her life and we send condolences to them all. Rest in peace my friend, and I'll remember you always.
Love, Claire and Jim Smith

Carol Mazzetta

May 7, 2018

Barbara and I were in Mother's Club here in Hamilton, Mass for many many years. She was one of the kindest people I ever knew, her family was very important to her. It was an honor to have her as a friend. RIP Barbara. Nick & Carol Mazzetta

Darlene Moore

May 6, 2018

Barb willl always be special to us ..Many memories of such a gifted lady .wonderful wife ..Mom..sister .friend . She dearly loved her family & friends. Talented like her Mom in craft making & entertaining family gatherings or friends.. May you find comfort in your memories .. RIP dear niece & cousin as you are now with your beloved Jim .Will miss our phone calls & updates .Love Aunt Grace & Cousin Darlene

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