Geraldine's Story

LINCOLN - Geraldine Ruth McCormick, 89, died peacefully on Feb. 22, 2016, surrounded by her family at her home. She was born Jan. 14, 1927, at home in Springfield, the daughter of Harry and Ruth (McKenney) Webster.

Geraldine graduated valedictorian from Eastern Maine Institute in Springfield, Class of 1944. She loved her family and spent much of her life as a homemaker, wife, and mother. Geraldine valued education and worked for many years as a substitute teacher in the Lincoln school system. She also worked as Activities Director at Colonial Acres Nursing Home where she began and developed many activities such as the Adopt-A-Grandparent program, Resident Council, as well as a choir and bowling league. She was a member of the Lincoln Congregational Church and was very active in the Pilgrim Daughters. An excellent cook, beautiful seamstress, and avid reader, Geraldine also loved to sing, dance, and tell stories. She will be sadly missed by the friends and family whose lives she touched and who will fondly remember visits filled with double jive lessons, hilarious tales of growing up on the farm, and delicious cookies and pies.

She is survived by sisters, Theo Webster of Windham and Shirley Delano and husband, Lester, of Lee; daughter, Jane Montgomery and husband, David, of Akron, Ohio; son, Webster McCormick and wife, Faye, of Lincoln; daughter-in-law, Colleen McCormick of Mechanic Falls; grandchildren, Jennifer Agostinelli, Kimberly McCormick, Nathaniel Montgomery, Jonathan Montgomery, Andrew McCormick, and Sara McCormick-Libby; and great-grandchildren, Sabastian, Xavier, Gianna, and Piper. She was predeceased by brothers, Kenneth, Lowell, Lawrence, Maynard, Paul, and Stanley; sisters, Helen and Mae; and son, Michael McCormick.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to caregiver Heidi LaMonica and the Community Health and Counseling Services Hospice team.

A summer memorial service will be planned at a later date. Those who wish may donate in her memory to Community Health and Counseling Services Hospice Services, 42 Cedar St., P.O. Box 425, Bangor, ME 04401, www.chcs-me.org.
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