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Germaine V. Mastrangelo

September 28, 1946January 5, 2021
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Mrs. Germaine “Gerry” Van Eiszner Mastrangelo, 74, of Katy, Texas, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in Katy, Texas.

Gerry was born on September 28, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio to Paul Richards and Patricia Follansbee, then was adopted by her stepfather, Frank Van Eiszner. She graduated from Centerville High School in Dayton, Ohio and became a licensed cosmetologist. In September 1967, Gerry met the love of her life, Michael “Mike” Mastrangelo, and they married on January 13, 1968 in Dayton. For 30 years, Gerry was a proud Army spouse who followed her husband through eleven assignments stretching from Hawaii to Germany. She was an avid sports fan who spent many years as the Commissioner for the Metropolitan Baseball Umpires Association in Maryland; a doting grandmother fondly referred to as “Nina”; and, an obsessive “watcher” of The Hallmark Channel.

Gerry was preceded in death by her parents. She leaves behind Mike, her loving husband of 53 years; sister Clarane and her husband Bobby of Enterprise, AL; brother Donald and his wife Kathleen of Kettering, OH; sons Michael and his wife Michele of Orlando, FL, and Dominic and his fiancé Tracey of Leander, TX; daughters Patricia and her husband Michael of Katy, TX, and Therasa and her husband Christopher of Leander, TX; and, 18 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Gerry was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who always placed others before herself, even in her final days. She will be greatly missed by all.

The Mastrangelo family would like to give special thanks to the staff of the Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital as they cared for Gerry with the utmost respect, compassion and dignity.

A visitation will be held between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in the chapel of the Katy Funeral Home, 23350 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77494.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, January 21, 2021 in the chapel of the Katy Funeral Home, 23350 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77494. In accordance with County COVID-19 related restrictions, the funeral home will permit only 100 attendees.

The family will attend a private graveside service at the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77038.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Gerry's name to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9182, 6202 George Bush Dr., Katy, TX 77493; or, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

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  • Catered Reception

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

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Peyton Lumpkin

January 21, 2021

Mike and family,
We cannot begin to tell you how sorry we are. . Gerry was a wonderful friend and lady. She was such a positive person and was always so complimentary of everyone.
You and Gerry shared such a wonderful life with her being by your side in all endeavors. It is such a blessing that you had 53 beautiful years together.
Gerry and her smile will truly be missed.
She is now looking down on you and your family and saying “What a wonderful life.”
We will always be here for you.
Peyton and Jeanenne

Philip Volpe

January 20, 2021

So saddened to see you depart us from this earth, Gerry. While in tears, I can only say you were such a dear friend, one of the dearest friends in my life. You were a special friend who provided everlasting memories of the times we shared. You provided and gave me much love and happiness when I would visit or you & Mike & family would visit me. You were like a sister to me ... always loving, always caring, always supportive, always friendly, always willing to listen, always feeding me (ha!), always concerned about me, always making me laugh, and ALWAYS making me feel as Family. Gerry, you were a blessing in my life.
While I am in tears every time I think about you being gone, and while I am deeply saddened that we can no longer share more joyous times together on this planet, I am comforted in my faith, our faith, that I will once again see you when my turn comes to depart this world. May you rest in peace my dear friend until we meet again!

To Mike, Trisha, Michael, Dominic, Therasa, and ALL of Gerry's many family and friends: May the fond & loving memories of the wonderful moments you shared with Gerry in the past bring you strength, comfort and joy in the days, months & years ahead. You & We were all very blessed to have had Gerry in our lives. May God continue to bless you all and may the Angels above watch over you & yours as you step forward in this world with loving memories of Gerry.

Mark & Alisa Mierzejewski

January 20, 2021

Our prayers for Mike and family for continued strength and peace during this time. May God restore your joy through the memories you have of Gerry.

We love you all and grateful for the memories we have of Gerry and all the family gatherings.

Jill Lufsey

January 20, 2021

Today has finally come. The day I can say goodbye to you. I am trying my best to find the right words, but my memories keep getting in the away. Over 50 years of so many memories. The one I will always treasure is when you and I would sit on the bed and talk about our kids, family and life. Gerry thank you for taking care of my brother and being such a supportive wife to him. And giving me the best Neices and nephews. With a heavy heart I have to say goodbye. Love you very much. Till I see you again. Jill

Michael Mastrangelo

January 18, 2021

The greatest blessing I ever received was to have met, dated, and proposed to Gerry. She said yes and we embarked on a 53 year journey that took us around the world, resulted in raising four wonderful children, and sharing a boatload of tender beautiful memories. Those memories are what is sustaining me tonight in what is indeed been a difficult two weeks. Gerry was everything to me and the family. The glue that kept us together, the light that shined a bright light for us all, the voice that gave us direction. Thoughtful, loving, supportive, she was loved by her many friends. I will cry often and miss her terribly, but I will be comforted in the knowledge that I lived with an angel who will continue to watch over me, and guide our kids. A gold standard of a wife by any measure.

Raney Mack

January 17, 2021

My sister, my best friend, my confidant, my heart that is breaking💔💔😢. I miss you and will ALWAYS love you with every breath I take 💝💔💝

Grace Duffy

January 8, 2021

So grateful she knew the Silva family were thinking of them during this most challenging period. Divine comfort to her, Mike and family to strengthen and bless.

Jeanne & Leo Russo

January 8, 2021

Gerri was and always will be in our hearts. She had a heart as big as the heavens and now rests with God and family. Such wonderful memories, too numerous to mention. Never forget all the MI balls we attended together, the great Inspiration Ship Cruise and all the wonderful meals we shared at each other's homes. You will be missed by all especially me.
Love,
Jeanne & Leo

Diane Doyle

January 8, 2021

Gerry (Mom) Mastrangelo has been apart of my life since I was about 15 years old. She always had a beautiful smile on her face and always treated me like I was her daughter until the end. I will miss her always. She was an inspiration for me and so many others. She was also am amazing baker. She made my beautiful we cake when I was 17 and talked to me the whole time and helped me with my infant son. I will miss you mom and I will always love you. Fly high and watch over us. You have earned your beautiful wings. Bellow is my beautiful cake that was made out of love by Mom M

Diana Turco

January 8, 2021

Gerry's smile was like a beam of light. Our family was so excited when Gerry, Mike and kids in tow would visit. Those were truly some of our favorite family gatherings. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to see her last year when I did. She was a very special lady and will be missed. My condolences to her family. Sending love to you all
Mike and Diana Turco

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