Geraldine Oliver

Obituary of Geraldine Oliver

Geraldine 'Gerry' Oliver passed away on December 27, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh, NY. She was 85 years old. Gerry was born on November 16, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY. She is the daughter of the late Marion and Thomas Lane Sr. She married Reuben H. Oliver in June 1955 in Brooklyn, NY. Gerry was a child care worker at the St. Cabrini Home, Inc. in West Park, NY where for many years she enjoyed taking care of at-risk youth until she retired in 2007. Gerry is survived by her children; Reuben Oliver of Middlehope NY, Scott (Ellen) Oliver Sr. of Marlboro,NY, Susan (Bill) Cornelison of Danvers, MA, Mary (John) Hopper of Highland, and Marion Oliver of Middlehope, NY. Gerry had 14 grandchildren; Antoinette (Alex) Elizondo, Lisa (Shane) Scanlon, Anthony Guarino III, Christine (Carlo) Carpentieri, Kathy (Joe) DeSimone, Christopher (Laura) Oliver, Charles (Michelle) Reilly, Joseph Reilly, Alex (Traci) Cornelison, Alyssa Cornelison, Scott Oliver Jr., Xavier Oliver, Philip Oliver and Anaya Oliver. In addition to Gerry's 14 grandchildren she also was the proud great-grandmother of 17 great-grandchildren; Liz and Emma Elizondo; Sophia, Guiseppe and Antonio Carpenteri; Jack Scanlon; Paris Guarino; Jojo Reilly; Madison, Kendall and Ella Lane DeSimone; Liliana and Christopher Oliver; Lexi and Wyatt Cornelison; and Tatiana and Charles Reilly. Gerry is also survived by one brother, Charles Lane of Florida and last but certainly not least, Gerry is survived by the absolute love of her life, her malti-poo, "Baby". Baby will be lost without you Mama. Mom was the best a mother could be. Our mother's passion and drive to see her children happy and healthy was unparalleled. When Mom wasn't tending to her own children, she was improving the lives of other children while working at St. Cabrini Home and the Middlehope Elementary School. After raising her children, Nana continued to provide extraordinary love and parental skills to her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mom will be joining in heaven her predeceased parents, her brother Thomas Lane Jr., her loving husband Reuben and her beautiful daughter Diane Guarino. Mom, you will be missed each and every day. One day, we will be reunited. Love, your children. At the request of the family, all services will be private. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Michael Gaesser. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Carl J. DiDonato Jr. of the DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc. 845 236-4300, www.didonatofuneralservice. com
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