Geraldine A. Kizer, 76, of Northborough


Geraldine A. Kizer, 76, of NorthboroughNorthborough – Geraldine A. “Gerry” (Rose) Kizer, 76 of Northborough, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family members, Friday, April 7, 2017 at CareOne at Millbury.

She leaves her devoted husband of 55 years, Floyd K. “Honey” Kizer, who was the love of her life.  She also leaves three daughters, Kathleen R. Carey and her husband Sean of Oxford, Danni L. Sennett of Brattleboro, Vt., and Jean M. Ouellette of Northborough, and six grandchildren, Brian, Kevin and Samantha Carey, Zachary and Nicholas Sennett, and Joseph Ouellette and his girlfriend Michelle Bowser, who was very special to Gerry.  he is also survived by two brothers, James H. Rose and his wife Theresa of Shrewsbury and Ronald D. Rose and his wife Patricia of Charlton; her nephew and Godson, Michael J. Rose, his wife Paula, and their two children, Memphis and Ivy of Leominster; many other nieces and nephews; her lifelong friend, Marcia Parsneau of Northborough; and David P. Hunt of Northborough, who was a great help to Gerry over the years. Gerry was predeceased by her parents, Ronald E. and Dorothy M. (Tibbits) Rose, and a brother, Richard A. Rose.

Gerry was born Sept. 1, 1940 and lived most of her life in Northborough. She worked on her family’s farm and later went to work as a secretary at Raytheon. She then married Floyd, who she fell in love with the day she met him. They began their family right away and had three daughters who she stayed home with until they were all in school. She then went to work in the Lincoln Street school cafeteria in Northborough so she could be home with her daughters. Later on, she worked at Allmerica in Worcester where she eventually retired from.

Gerry enjoyed her retirement. She loved going for rides in the truck with Floyd and just seeing the sights with him. She enjoyed going out to eat because she didn’t have to cook. During the entire baseball season, you could always find Gerry and Floyd in their side-by-side recliners watching the Red Sox games. She would write down the scores to every game and keep them next to her chair.

Gerry cherished her trips to Old Orchard Beach, Maine with her “Honey.” They loved to walk the beach together and enjoyed the ocean. She loved to knit, crochet, do crossword puzzles and play on her computer. She enjoyed playing cards and board games until all hours of the night. Most of all, Gerry loved family get-togethers and spending time and holidays with her family.

Calling hours are Thursday, April 13, from 5-7 p.m., at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home Friday, April 14, at 10 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at Howard Street Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

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