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Veilleux Funeral Home

8 Elm Street, Waterville, ME

OBITUARY

Geraldine Yotides

September 28, 1933June 11, 2020
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Geraldine (Gerrie) Yotides, of Waterville, Maine, passed away peacefully at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor after a brief illness. Gerrie was born in Oakland, Maine, daughter of Olga and Harold Rackleff Sr. on September 28, 1935. Gerrie graduated from Messalonskee High School in 1952, and not long after graduating high school she married Spiro “Spike” Yotides on Valentine’s Day in 1954. Gerrie was a stay-at-home mom for her three children for many years before venturing into the workforce.

Gerrie was the manager of the cosmetics department for several years at Sterns Department Store in Waterville. After quite a few years there she went to work at Levine’s, also in Waterville. Gerrie ended her career at the Mental Health Center of Thayer Hospital in Waterville.

Gerrie enjoyed being with her children as they grew up and never missed one of their events throughout their school and college years. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and two great grandchildren and went to as many of their activities as she could. She was also a huge fan of Engelbert Humperdink attended several of his concerts. She travelled the country to attend his shows, and was even a member of his fan club! Gerrie also brought along her husband Spike to several of his shows.

In addition, Gerrie went to Las Vegas, Foxwoods and Atlantic City when she could. She loved the shows and entertainment. Gerrie also enjoyed her Monday afternoon luncheons with her friends at the Pointe Afta in Winslow as well as her Thursday morning Coffee Club at the Early Bird in Oakland. Gerrie and Spike were regulars at the Friday night BBQ at the Elks Club and had lots of good times with their many friends.

Gerrie was predeceased by her parents, Olga and Harold Rackleff Sr., her brother Harold Rackleff Jr. and her sister Virginia (Betty) Higgins. She is survived by her brother Dale Rackleff and life-partner Donna Gilbert, her husband and best friend, Spiro, of 66 years, her son Anthony Yotides and his wife Tonia, her son Timothy Yotides and his wife Lori and her daughter Kelly Johnston and her husband Jeffrey. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Christy Allarie and husband Craig, Jenna Yotides and fiancé Chad LePage, Kara Johnston, Ryan Johnston, Spiro Yotides and Jordan Stolt. Gerrie was also fortunate enough to enjoy many fun times with her two great grandchildren, Isabella Allarie and Kayden Lane, as well as several nieces, nephews and close friends.

Gerrie will be remembered for her selfless and giving personality, and her strong family dedication. Gerrie was always the life of the party and made sure everyone was laughing and having a good time. A committal service will be held on June 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Maine Veteran’s Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road in Augusta. Arrangements are being made by Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home in Waterville. Gerrie loved all animals and was a regular visitor and supporter of the Waterville Humane Society. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: Waterville Humane Society 100 Webb Road Waterville, Maine 04901

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020

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Natalie (Talie) Mickewich

June 25, 2020

I send my deepest sympathy and love to Spike, Tony, Timmy, Kelly and their families. Gerrie was a very dear friend and neighbor since 1962 when the Mickewiches built a house next door. Come to find out, Gerrie had worked at Bear Spring Camps and knew many of Mom's family. Mom and Dad loved you, Gerrie. We shared much laughter, many family photos, and many funny stories during visits back and forth over a cup of tea or a glass of wine. Gerrie helped me decorate my tree one Christmas Eve! So many wonderful times and fun and funny memories. I will miss you, Dear Gerrie. Love, Talie

Shirley Jolicoeur

June 23, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the Yotides family. Gerry was always so positive she was a joy to be with. Not only did I join her on Monday’s at the Point Afta but also joined her and Spike for breakfast from time to time at the Early Bird. She always had a smile on her face and always a kind word about everybody. She will be sadly missed by all. RIP Gerry. Love Shirley And Norm

Lana Boucher

June 21, 2020

Gerrie was an amazing friend and neighbor. She will be sadly missed at our monthly luncheons. She definitely was the life of the party. Always a funny story that had all of us laughing.
My sincere condolences to the Yotides family.

Joan Phillips Sandy

June 21, 2020

I met Gerrie decades ago when she worked at Sterns with my dear friend Phyllis Nesbit. Gerrie was friendly, and funny, and I always enjoyed seeing her. Our paths crossed less often as time went on. I’m happy to know she lived a long and happy life, full of family, friends, and good times. My condolences to her family and loved ones.
Joan Phillips Sandy

Sheila Bonenfant

June 19, 2020

I met Gerri several years ago at the Elks club but really got to know her through our Monday luncheons at the Point Afta. She was a very sweet lady with a great personality and sense of humor! Always had a smile for everyone.
We will miss you so much Gerri but i know you'll be with us in spirit when we resume our Monday luncheons at the Point! RIP, dear friend until we meet again. You'll be very missed by all who knew you!

Kenda Simmons

June 18, 2020

I was one of her friends that met every Monday at the Point After for lunch and of course drinks, I just wanted to say that she was a wonderful lady, funny and caring and someone everyone enjoyed being with! I will think of her always and will miss her dearly. God Bless you Gerrie RIP ❤️🙏🏻❤️

Valerie and John Paul

June 18, 2020

Sending our love and prayers to the entire Yotides family on the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother.
Our deepest sympathy,
Valerie and John

FROM THE FAMILY

Merry Christmas!

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Chrissy & Gram

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Gramp, Gram & Kelly

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Merry Christmas!

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Chrissy & Gram

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Gramp, Gram & Kelly

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Spike & Gerrie

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Patriots Open

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Gram & Kara

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Kelly & Gram

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Happy 4th of July!

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Gram & Gramp

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I'm the Queen!