Lily Geary

September 7, 1933June 10, 2019

Lily “Lil” (Priestner) Geary, age 85, of Somerset, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Somerset Ridge Center. She was the wife of the late Donald S. Geary, Sr.

Born in Swansea, she was the daughter of the late Walter Priestner, Sr. and Gertrude (Healy) Priestner. Lil and her husband were the owners of Gallery’s Brass Rail in Swansea for over 20 years. She was a member of Friends of the Bluffs and Swansea Ambulance. She was known for her love of sending cards and above all else she adored her grandson, Shane.

She is survived by her children; Donald S. Geary, Jr. of Fall River, Colleen T. Geary of Fall River, Katherine G. Costa and her husband Jim of Plymouth, and Diane L. Lewis and her husband Shane of Swansea, one grandson, Shane Lewis, II, and her siblings; Margarita Carroll of Swansea and Walter Priestner, Jr. of Cape Cod.

Her Visitation will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 AM in Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd, Swansea, followed by a Funeral Service in the funeral home at 11:00 AM. Burial will take place in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Swansea.


  • The late Donald S. Geary, Sr., Husband
  • The late Walter Priestner, Sr. and Gertrude (Healy) Priestner, Parents
  • Donald S. Geary, Jr., Son
  • Colleen T. Geary, Daughter
  • Katherine G. Costa and her husband Jim, Daughter
  • Diane L. Lewis and her husband Shane, Daughter
  • Shane Lewis, II, Grandson
  • Margarita Carroll, Sister
  • Walter Priestner, Jr., Brother


  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Burial Friday, June 14, 2019


Lily Geary

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Lori (Horton) Lincoln

June 16, 2019

Remembering how much I love you Lil and you loved me and my family.
All of the memories of Gallery's Brass Rail, Colleen. "Diane and Katherine show", on stage. We loved it! You will be remembered for your generous heart. Xoxo. Lil. . And when You gave me and my brother opportunity to work at the restaurant and be part of your family.
Lots of love to you Colleen, Don, Katherine (moms twin), Diane. and family. xoxo

Vikki Greenwood

June 13, 2019

Sending my deepest sympathies and condolences for the loss of your beloved. May she rest peacefully in the arms of the Lord.

Bernice Albernaz

June 13, 2019

To Lil's children and family members, please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother and your sister ., Lil was a warm, kind hearted friend to everyone , she will be remembered with much love and appreciation for being such a kind hearted woman and friend . May she Rest in Peace with her husband Don for all Eternity . Sending prayers and hugs to her family and her friends. Bernice Albernaz

Barbara West

June 12, 2019

I remember Lily as the most devoted person to her family and community but always had room to reach out to others! She definitely loved to send cards or give you a phone call to chat. Her face glowed with beauty! She was very generous as well. She truly loved the town of Swansea, especially the Bluffs. She will be missed for many reasons and my heart and prayers go out to her family who will miss her the most! Don't worry Lily, I won't eat any hot dogs!

Jim Costa

June 12, 2019

Lil.... my friend.... best mother-in-law anyone could ask for... you will truly be missed but so happy your with Don again.... love you

Pat Pereira

June 12, 2019

Diane and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May the good memories keep happy tears in your eyes and a smile in your heart.

Love you, my friend.

Pat Pereira

Sherrie Fernandes-Carreiro

June 11, 2019

Mrs Geary I have so many memories at Gallerys with Diane. I remember your collection of dolls and how you loved your jewelry and makeup! You were always so caring and welcomed me in your home always! You will always be loved and remembered.

Shane Lewis

June 11, 2019

Now your Dancing with Don and Singing with the Angels...... You are Loved & Missed.....

Katherine Costa

June 10, 2019

My Mom....My Friend.....(Silly Lily).......the Best part of Me......Is You!

Diane Lewis

June 10, 2019

I will miss you always Mom. Love you SO much. My heart is broken but I know you're dancing with dad in Heaven..