Geraldine Cranney

December 11, 1940November 3, 2020

Geraldine Cranney, age 79, of Monroe, CT, peacefully passed away on November 3, 2020. Born in Bridgeport, CT, Geraldine was the daughter of the late Gus Petrasy and Maryanna (Racki) Petrasy.

She was predeceased by her loving husbands, Robert D. Cranney and Bernard L. Hansen. She leaves behind two loving daughters and sons-in-law, Debra Hansen Vaglivelo (Alan) of Monroe, CT; and Cynthia Hansen Lishawa (Kevin), of Ridgefield, CT. And four grandchildren, Jordan and Tyler Vaglivelo, and Hannah and Owen Lishawa. She also leaves behind her brother, Augie Petracy, of Huntington Beach, CA. In addition to several Cranney step-children and their spouses and children, whom she loved very much.

“Gerri”, as she was known to friends, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She retired after working for 30 years as a Customer Service Manager for Southern New England Telephone Company. She then went on to work for HealthNet, and the Town of Prospect. She was a Middle School Youth Advisor for the Stratford United Methodist Church, and a Junior Achievement Advisor for SNET.

Gerri loved cooking, baking, gardening, and enjoyed spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren, who were the light of her life.

She was loved deeply and will be missed greatly.

A private burial will take place at a future date.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Wendy Ruggiero

November 12, 2020

Dear Debbie, Cindi and Families,

We wanted all of you to know that you have been in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Aunt Gerri was such a special and wonderful lady. She had a great sense of humor and a wonderful laugh. Whenever our families would get together, it was always a fun time and we will always treasure those memories. For all of us in the Romick Family, Aunt Gerri will always hold a very special place in our hearts.
With Our Deepest Sympathy,
Wendy and Joe Ruggiero

Melinda Connors

November 12, 2020

Dear Debbie , Cindi and Families,
We extend our sympathy and want you to know how very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom, our Aunt Gerri! Your Mom accepted myself and my sisters when she and Uncle Bernie married with no hesitation whatdoever! She continued that acceptance and much love even after he passed and she always has had a very special place in my heart. It was always great to visit with her! Her awesome laugh, love and great conversation were only a few of her great qualities. When we would visit she always had great food because she was a wonderful cook, baker, entertainer too! We were always welcomed with a great big hug!! Always made sure we felt at home and told us her door was open and wished we could visit more often. She truly was family and knew the importance of family!! I am really sad to hear she has passed but hope she is at peace now because she deserved that and I will always hold her close to my heart. We are hear for you and your family should you NEED anything. We hope her fond memories get you through the tough days. We will miss her !!
With sympathy,
Melinda, Jim, Jimmy, and Kevin

Lori Romick

November 10, 2020

Debbie, Cindi, and Family,
We are so sad to hear about Aunt Gerri’s passing. She was so fun to be with and enjoyed life so much. She was truly a beautiful person, loving, caring and generous. She and I looked forward to our annual letters at Christmas. She loved her family!
Here’s a photo from a picnic where she let Jordan throw a water balloon at her! (Bob is next to her and Debbie is holding Tyler)
That’s what fun Grandma’s do! ❤️
All our love and prayers for your many memories to make you smile during this sad time.
Lori, Tom, Uncle Joe Romick, Tommy and Joey

Paula Rodia

November 6, 2020

Hugs and prayers go out to Cindie and Debbie this sad time. Geri suggested, twenty some years ago that Cindie and her girlfriends have a Christmas party at her house. We have made that a tradition every year since.
And in remembrance to many late nights, one last time, “Good Night Mrs Hansen” ❤️

Mariana Reis

November 6, 2020

Hi, this is Mariana, Jacinta's daughter. I wanted to reach out to say how sorry we are to learn of your Mom's passing. She was an amazing woman and we will miss her very much. She always looked out for the neighbors and had a nice thing to say to all. I'll miss our chats and seeing her on the front porch enjoying the scenery and birds. My mother and our whole family send their deepest sympathies. Gerri touched everyone she met, Her passing leaves a deep void and I know Bridgett and Alice will miss her tremendously as well. I know she had many struggles this last year and she is now at peace with Bob and Maxie. I will add her to my daily prayers and think of her often. Please let us know if there is a service and if there is anything at all we can do to help. The best to your family, Mariana Reis, Jacinta Silva's daughter.


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