Geraldine 'Gerry''s Story
- Geraldine "Gerry" L. (Ross) Somers, 68, passed away peacefully at a Bangor hospital surrounded by her loving family on January 27, 2017. She was born March 28, 1948, in Levant, the daughter of Eugene A. and Dorothy M. (Mayhew) Ross.
Gerry graduated from Hermon High School in the Class of 1966. In her early years, she was a shoe stitcher for A. J. Tucker in Brewer, then worked as a cook at D & M Family Restaurant and then the Seafood Galley in Carmel. Gerry enjoyed spending time doing outdoor activities, such as snowmobiling, but her real passion was spending time with her loving family.
Gerry was predeceased recently by her loving husband, James "Jim" Somers on December 14, 2016. She is survived by her children, Brent Somers and companion, Kylie Barnett, of Newburgh and Kendra Wainer and husband, Joseph, of Orland; grandchildren, Aspen Somers, Jason Wainer and Kayla Buchanan; and siblings, Bernice Overlock of Carmel, Virginia Overlock and husband, Rodney, of Newburgh, Cecil Ross and wife, Mary, of Levant, Darrell Ross of Hampden, Ronald Ross of Newburgh, Melvin Ross and wife, Regina, of Carmel, Sandy Turner of Newburgh and Gary Ross of Levant. In addition to her husband, Gerry was predeceased by both parents; and eight siblings. A special thanks from her children goes out to sister-in-law, Nesta Ross, for all the time spent with and caring for their mom.
A Celebration of Life service will be held 11 a.m. Wedneday, Feb. 1, at the Hampden-Gilpatrick Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 45 Western Ave., Hampden. Friends are invited to gather with the family from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in the spring at Hill Cemetery, Newburgh. Gifts in Gerry's memory may be made to the Bangor Vet Center, care of Robert Mullen Fund, 368 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on  January 30, 2017