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Obituary - Geraldine C. (Gerry) Sefcheck

Geraldine C. (Gerry) Sefcheck

Date of Passing: March 9th, 2008

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In memory of Mrs. Sefcheck, kindley consider St. Joseph's Church, Oriskany Falls or St. Bernard's Church Memorial Fund, Waterville.

Geraldine C. (Gerry) Sefcheck, 79, of Oriskany Falls, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, with her loving family by her side, after a long illness. She was born March 25, 1928, in Waterville, the daughter of the late Frank and Johanna Crowe Creedon and was a graduate of Waterville Central School. On April 29, 1950, at St. Joseph's Church, Oriskany Falls, she married Joseph F. Sefcheck. Prior to raising her family, Mrs. Sefcheck was a secretary for several local attorneys and for the Waterville Textile Mill. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church. Gerry was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She is survived by her husband of over 57 years, Joe; four children, Louise and Joel Lockwood of Oneida, Joseph Sefcheck, Jr. and his fiancee, Deborah of Clinton, Johanna and Brian Whalley of Canastota and Colleen Fallon of Whitesboro and Kevin Fallon of Utica; a sister, Margaret (Peg) and Charles Daley of Waterville; two brothers, Edward Creedon of Vernon and Donald and Barbara Creedon of New Hartford; five grandchildren, John Taylor, Jeff Taylor, Jeremy Sefcheck, Emily Whalley and Jennelle Fallon; her in-laws, Ida Creedon of Clinton, Jack Carroll of Rome, Frank Powaski of Spotswood, NJ and Sophie Pasiak of Oriskany Falls; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Louise Sefcheck; a brother, John Creedon; and a sister, Rose Marie Carroll. The funeral will be Thursday morning at 9:15 from the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville and 10 o'clock from St. Joseph's Church, Oriskany Falls, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Oriskany Falls. Calling hours are Wednesday from 2-8 pm. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the entire staff of the Harding Nursing Home, Dr. Francis Chabot and his nurses, Dr. Ashok Patel and the doctors and nurses of the Central New York Cardiology Department at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, for all their wonderful care and compassion.


Joe, Gerry will surely be missed. It was a pleasure to have known her and a joy to have had the chance to take part in her care at Hardings. We had a lot of great conversations and a lot of laughs. Both you and Gerry hold a place in my heart and you will not be forgotten. God Bless You!!!
Terri Kelly

Dear Joe, Louise, Joey, Johanna and Colleen. I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Gerry. She was always such a kind person. Carolyn, Betsy, Vicki and I have many fond memories of your family. Please accept our sincere sympathy. Fondly, Henrietta
Henrietta Sinclair

'Gerry'-God has taken you to be in his fold,your work on earth is done.Joe and the kids Love you dearly and have a heavy heart at your passing,you will live on forever in their hearts-they and your other family members were always there to comfort you - That's true love.I have only known you a brief time-shared a few visits talking-you shared your coffee!That was special to me.As with all the family,you will never be forgotten in my heart. So on this eve of 'your day'-"Happy St.Patty's Day Gerry"-Love Joel
Joel Lockwood

Dear Joe, Louise, Joey, Johanna, and Colleen, May God comfort you at this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Till we meet again May God Hold you in the Palm of His hand! Love, Rita
Rita Kirley Robinson

Johanna, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sad for your loss.
Marianne Vacchiano

Joe and Family, We have fond memories of a special lady that was our neighbor and friend. We would walk our sons to the park on south main street and we would always stop and have a nice chat with Gerry. Our prayers are with you at this sad time.
Don and Pat Huntley

Louise & Family, We were so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Holly & Howie McGovern

My condolences to you on behalf of the McNamara Family. My prayers are with you during this time of loss.
Tom McNamara, OFM Cap


To the entire Sefcheck Family: Our love and prayers go out to all of you. I did not know Gerry personally but heard many happy stories from her daughter,Johanna. Having such a loving and caring daughter and family pays tribute to the wonderful woman she must have been. God Bless you all.
Letha Duncan

To Joe , Louise, Joe, Johanna and Colleen, May your fond and loving memories comfort you all at this time of grief. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers, Twister
Renee Kirley Gonseth

i am sorry to hear she always say hi to that the harding nurse home and she have a good friend to all