Geraldine H. Landry - age: 93
(February 19, 1919 to March 04, 2012
A chapel service will be held at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta, May 4 at 12:00 noon.
In lieu of flowers, friends and family are encouraged to donate to the
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, Hunnewell Road, Scarborough Me04074,
or The Maine Way Inc., P.O. Box1144, Biddeford ME 04005.
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Geraldine R. Landry
Geraldine R. Landry died peacefully at the age of 93 after a brief illness on Sunday March 4 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. She was surrounded during her final days by her loving family. She was born on February 19, 1919 in St Albans, Maine to Clarence E. Hanson and Maude (Foss) Hanson, the youngest of five children. Her siblings were Levi, Joseph, Pauline, and Hildreth, all of whom predeceased her. She was educated in local schools and graduated from the N.H. Fay High School in Dexter in the class of 1939.
During WWII, Geraldine was trained in aviation instrument repair and worked at the Army Air Force base in Presque Isle, installing and repairing instruments on bombers flying to and from the war in Europe. Following the war, she owned a millinery shop in Dexter until she married Horace Landry in 1948 and immediately began her family - seven children in ten years. Thereafter she devoted her life almost entirely to her family and the countless friends who came to know her ready laughter and tolerant, non-judgmental demeanor. She also managed to run an answering service in Southbridge for a few years, and a boarding home in Dexter. Geraldine had a lifelong interest in horses and horseracing, and the products of her knitting are highly prized in the family. Her greatest legacy is the example of her unconditional love that she gave so unsparingly to her family and friends.
Her husband Horace predeceased her in 2007. Surviving her are her children and their spouses and partners: Scott Landry and Brenda: Russell Landry and Brenda; Terrence Landry and Pauline; Mary (Landry) Potter and Roderick; Vicki (Landry) Edgerly and Everett Parker; Robert Landry and Rhonda Nordenson; and Katherine Landry and Ben Watkins. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren: Seth Landry, Casey Philbrick, Brooks Landry, Renée Landry, Jason Williams, Michelle Landry, Elicia Dione, Justin Winslow, Levi Landry, Caleb Landry, Taylor Landry, Heidi Pare, Heather Edgerly, Grant Edgerly, Molly Dall, Joshua Hughes, Sarah Potter, and Gabriel Potter; and ten great- grandchildren: Olivia Williams, Caden Landry, Stephanie Pare, Tiffany Pare, Bethany Pare, Parker Pare, Beck Edgerly, Bobby Dall, Riley Dall, Charlie Dall, and Natalie Flannery. Two more are expected. Finally, she is survived by many nieces and nephews in both her own family and Horace’s that she loved very much.
In lieu of flowers, friends and family are encouraged to donate to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, Hunnewell Road, Scarborough Me04074, or The Maine Way Inc., P.O. Box1144, Biddeford ME 04005.