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“thoughts and prayers going out to a wonderful lady ,,, she'll be missed, ,,,,,,, Beverly & Jeff Semancik ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Beverly & Jeff Semancik - NY

“Our sincere condolences to the De Angelo family. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: George and Frances Mattson - NY

“To the De Angelo family, I had the pleasure of meeting Gerrie through the Dutchess County Democratic Committee and she became my friend. She was...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Genoveffa Flagello - Fishkill, NY

“We want to extend our condolences to you and your family during this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Det. 4 A Company Recruiting and Recovery

“Gerrie has always been another sister-friend for my sister, Carole Palazzolo, and all of us Kellys. Her vibrant spirit, gracious nature and genuine...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Eileen Debo - Houston, TX

“my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time, gerri was a faboulous friend to all, love lucy ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: lucy bostwick - asheville, NC

“Surprised and upset to hear of Gerri's passing... such a warm, wonderful caring person. She bought joy to all who met her! I'm visiting Maine and...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Michael Hornak - Poughkeepsie, NY

“I extend my sincere condolences to the family of Gerry....she was very much loved and well cared for by you. May your memories of her carry you...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Deanne Braun - Wappingers Falls

“My heart goes out to your family. To all of the DeAngelo kids: as your teacher, I got to know your mom. She was over the moon about all of you and...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Judith McElroy - Wappingers falls, NY

“Joe, sending condolences to you and your family. May your mom forever r.i.p. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Deborah Tompkins - Deltona, FL

“Our deepest sympathy to the family May we find comfort at Psalms chapter forty six verse one GOD is a refuge and strength a help that is readily...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Prayers for the DeAngelo family. Their Mom was a trailblazer and honest. She was calm and a diligent worker. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Richard McHugh


Geraldine M. De Angelo of Wappingers Falls entered into rest Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was 79.
Daughter of the late John F. and Geraldine Leaver Connelly, she was born on June 10, 1937 in Brooklyn.
Gerrie settled in Dutchess County in 1971 where should would remain, raising her five children. She broke many stereotypes, especially in the political world, during her life in Wappingers Falls. Gerrie was the first female secretary in the Town of Wappinger Democratic Committee, serving for 4 consecutive chairmen. Later, she became the first female chair of the club; she remained an active committee member for 40 years. Gerrie served in many other areas such as Assistant to the Regional Director of the NYS Assembly Office Speaker Stanley Fink, Director of Military and Naval Affairs for the Southern District of NY, delegate to the 9th Judicial Convention (and ten times consecutively), and Deputy Commissioner for the Dutchess County Board of Elections for 15 years. She had the tremendous honor of attending the inaugurations of both President Carter and President Clinton, as well as the first Clinton Inaugural Ball.
In her later years, she most enjoyed spending quality time with her family, traveling between New York and Florida. She was a beloved mother and "Nana"; she lived for her grandchildren. She took them to play in every park she happened upon while driving around in her convertible. Gerrie was so patient and kind, always doing for her friends and relatives. She will be dearly missed.
Survivors include her children, Joseph V. De Angelo, Jr. and his wife, Robin of Maybrook, Regina Campanella and her husband, Salvatore of Merritt Island, FL, Albert J. De Angelo and his wife, Christina of Delray Beach, FL, Sean M. De Angelo and his wife, Melissa of Saratoga Springs, and Matthew De Angelo and his wife, Kristin of Clintondale; brother, John F. Connelly and his wife, Judith of Merritt Island, FL; and her beloved grandchildren, Gabriella, Alexandria, Brianna, Miles, Megan, Lucia, Colin, Michael, Mercedes, Brianna and Jordan.
She was predeceased by her sister, Adele "Cookie" Naldrett.
Family will receive their friends on Monday, May 22, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home, 55 E. Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gerrie's name to Hudson Valley Hospice, 374 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. The family is so grateful for their kindness and compassion.
For directions or to send a personal condolence, please visit our website at www.StraubCatalanoHalvey.com.

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