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Marie "Mary" Geshel

February 4, 2018

Lake Linden: Marie “Mary” Geshel, 83, resident of Lake Linden, passed away on February 4, 2018, following a brief illness.

                She was born October 17, 1934, a daughter of Irving and Florida Dulong.  She was a graduate of Lake Linden-Hubbell High School.

                She worked as the preschool teacher for a generation of Lake Linden area children at Lake Linden-Hubbell Elementary.

                She was married to Ralph Geshel on June 18, 1955.  He was the last casualty of the C&H Mining Company, in an accident in 1968.

                Mary was a member of Saint Joseph Church in Lake Linden where she taught catechism and served on the church council for many years.  She was also a member of the American Legion Post 90 Auxiliary.

                She was a faithful person and embraced the power of prayer.  She loved to travel and was excited about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

                She was preceded in death by: her parents, husband, brothers-Reuben and Walter, and sisters-Elaine and Dorothy.

                She is survived by: 2 sons-Brian (Michelle) of Hubbell and Kevin (Lori) of Painesdale; 7 grandchildren-Brian (Alina), Christopher, Dillon (Sarah), Alexi, Wyatt (Sheila), Jake, and Aliina; 4 great-grandchildren-Watson, Sawyer, Everett, and Clayton; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

                The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 8, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden with Fr. Joseph Boakye Yiadom to officiate.  The visitation will be from 3 until 5:00 P.M. and 6 until 9:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 7 at the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden with a parish prayer service at 7:00.  Spring burial will be at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. 

                Online condolences may be left at pearcefuneralhome.com

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