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Geraldine M. Leiden (Tranquillo)

July 13, 1935 February 12, 2020
Geraldine M. Leiden (Tranquillo)
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Obituary for Geraldine M. Leiden (Tranquillo)

Leiden — Geraldine M. (Tranquillo), born July 13, 1935, died February 12, 2020, at home with her sister Louise by her side. Preceded in death by beloved husband, Henry R. Leiden; father, Amedeo Tranquillo; mother, Theresa (Gigliotti) Tranquillo; and siblings, Rose Gaultiere (Frank), Virginia Rapone (Paul), Gemma Yarnish (John), Matilda Duke (Charles), Victor F. Tranquillo (Patricia), and sister-in- law Rose Ann (Roberts) Tranquillo. Survived by sister Louise Tranquillo and brother Alfred Tranquillo (Sylvia). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Geraldine (Gerri) graduated from Altoona Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1956, and went on to enjoy a distinguished career in nursing and caring for others. Gerri was employed as a registered nurse at Altoona Mercy Hospital and Johnstown Mercy/Conemaugh Hospital for several years, retiring in 1995. Although formally "retired", Gerri continued her kindhearted ways by tending to the needs of many elderly friends and neighbors throughout the Ligonier community. She was well known and respected as a compassionate nurse and selfless person. Gerri was a parishioner and choir member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Ligonier, and a past parishioner and choir member of Our Lady of the Alleghenies Catholic Church, Lilly. Special thanks to the professional staff of Bethlen Home Health and Hospice, as well as Gerri's friends and caregivers; Patti Marsh and the family of Elaine Trzeciak. Friends will be received from 2:00 to 6:00 pm on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at Matthew R. DeCort Funeral Home, Portage PA. Funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 17, 2020, at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Catholic Church, Lilly, Father Matthew Reese, celebrant. Memorial contributions in Gerri's memory may be made to Bethlen Home Health and Hospice, 327 West Vincent St., Ligonier, PA 15658 or Lilly Coal Miner's Memorial Park, Maintenance Care Fund, 417 Cleveland St., Lilly, PA 15938.


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Visitation

Sunday

16

Feb

2:00 PM 2/16/2020 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 2/16/2020 6:00:00 PM
Decort Funeral Home

532 Main Street
Portage, PA 15946

Decort Funeral Home
532 Main Street Portage 15946 PA
United States

Service

Monday

17

Feb

11:00 AM 2/17/2020 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2/17/2020 12:00:00 PM
Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church

Main Street
Lilly, PA 15938

Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church
Main Street Lilly 15938 PA
United States

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