Geraldine M. Kiley
January 26, 1942 – May 27, 2023
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Geraldine (Gerry) Kiley, who left this world on May 27, 2023, at the age of 81. She will be forever missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.
Gerry was born on January 26, 1942, in Flushing, New York, to Arthur McMahon and Elinor (Bettencourt) McMahon. She grew up in Peabody Massachusetts. She graduated from St. John’s High School in Peabody. Through mutual friends’ wedding she met her soulmate and love of her life William Kiley with whom she just celebrated 58 years of marriage. They had an amazing and happy journey together.
Family and caring for others were her passions. As a child she started going to Littlefield’s Village in Ogunquit with her grandparents. Eventually she spent summers in Ogunquit with her grandchildren. It never mattered where she was, as long as she was with family. She is always at a school academic fair or sporting event with her grandkids. Being Nana was her favorite thing to do. As a mom she was unconditionally loving and supportive. Running from figure skating rinks to scouting and school events, she was affectionately known as “Mrs. K” to the kids around town. She instilled the importance of family and community; she was an amazing role model. As a wife is where she surpassed all else, she did. Her love and support for her lifelong soulmate Bill was an example for all. The Gerry and Bill team was unstoppable. They were as perfect a match as one could ever be. She was a member of St Mary’s Parish in Rowley. She made lifelong friendships from the parish rummage sales, Christmas fairs, and numerous dances. After working at the town library, she started the Rowley food pantry 33 years ago, to help people in her community.
Gerry, mom, nana, is and will be deeply missed by her husband Bill; children Bill Jr., (Julie), Emily Cormier (fiance James), grandchildren Will, Aaron, Lydia, Mike, and Adam; and her sister Kathy McMahon; along with many other family and friends.
Calling hours are Monday, June 5, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at F. S. Roberts & Son Funeral Home, 14 Independent Street, Rowley MA. Mass of Christian Burial is at 1 p.m., at St Mary’s Parish, Main Street, Rowley with burial to follow at the Rowley Burial Ground. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rev. Paul V. Sullivan Scholarship Fund. Checks made payable to Saint Mary’s Parish 94 Andover Street, Georgetown MA, 01833. To light a memorial candle or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.fsrobertsandson.com.