Geraldine “Gerri” Cornell, 73, of Hayes, Va., died peacefully June 30, with family by her side, at the Hospice House of Williamsburg, Va. Ms Cornell was a native of Connecticut and retired from a long career at Pitney Bowes.
She was a member of Newtown United Methodist Church, Sandy Hook, and a 50-year member of the Eastern Star.
Ms Cornell was a loving mother to her family, enjoyed cooking and entertaining, was an avid gardener and had a love for all things outdoors. She also was a very creative artist who loved to draw cartoons and paint.
Her children and spouses Tracy and Brian Kean of Newtown, Rebecca and William Slattery of Gloucester, Va., and David and JoAnne Cornell of Bethel; grandchildren Ryan Blais, Matthew DoVale, Cortney DoVale, Katelyn Kean, and Haley Kean; two great-grandchildren; sister Jeanne Granniss; brother Richard Oberg; a host of nieces and nephews; and her canine companions survive Ms Cornell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kent Brian Cornell, and her parents.
Funeral services officiated by the Reverend Mel Kawakami will take place at 11 am, Friday, July 11, at Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Churchill Road, Sandy Hook, with interment following in Zoar Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 10, from 4 until 7 pm, at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg VA 23188.