Marie ‘Mary’ Geshel

LAKE LINDEN — Marie “Mary” Geshel, 83, resident of Lake Linden, passed away on February 4, 2018, following a brief illness.

She was born October 17, 1934, a daughter of Irving and Florida Dulong. She was a graduate of Lake Linden-Hubbell High School.

She worked as the preschool teacher for a generation of Lake Linden area children at Lake Linden-Hubbell Elementary.

She was married to Ralph Geshel on June 18, 1955. He was the last casualty of the C&H Mining Company, in an accident in 1968.

Mary was a member of Saint Joseph Church in Lake Linden where she taught catechism and served on the church council for many years. She was also a member of the American Legion Post 90 Auxiliary.

She was a faithful person and embraced the power of prayer. She loved to travel and was excited about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Reuben and Walter; and sisters, Elaine and Dorothy.

She is survived by two sons, Brian (Michelle) of Hubbell and Kevin (Lori) of Painesdale; seven grandchildren, Brian (Alina), Christopher, Dillon (Sarah), Alexi, Wyatt (Sheila), Jake and Aliina; four great-grandchildren, Watson, Sawyer, Everett, and Clayton; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden with Fr. Joseph Boakye Yiadom to officiate. The visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden with a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Spring burial will be at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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