Geraldine "Gerry" Murray
Geraldine "Gerry" Murray, 77, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. Private family Mass: 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at All Saints Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. John R. Flaherty. Visitation:
4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids. Burial: Hopkinton Cemetery. Friends and extended family are invited to watch the Mass via livestream. Please find the livestream link and share your support and memories with Gerry's family on her tribute wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.
Survivors include her husband, Alan; children, Sean Murray, Brian Murray, Kevin (Shannon) Murray and Travis Murray; grandchildren, Haley, Tara and Emily Murray, Meegan, Katelyn, Casey and Connor Murray, and Siera, Harley and Dakota Murray; great-grandson, Cyrus Cabell; and many extended family members and friends.
Geraldine Keating was born June 10, 1943, in West Union, to Kenneth and Estella (Smith) Keating. She graduated from Anamosa High School in 1961. She was introduced by friends to Alan Murray and they were married on Sept. 18, 1965, at Immaculate Conception, Cedar Rapids. Gerry worked as the school secretary at All Saints Catholic Schools for over 15 years, retiring in 2006. She cared greatly for all the children in her position as secretary.
Gerry enjoyed spending time with Al playing slots at the casino, going to auctions and seeking out antiques, she was a depression era glassware "nut," and traveling, especially their trips to Ireland. Most of all, she cherished spending time with her family, especially with her children and grandchildren throughout their activities. Gerry was a long-time member of All Saints Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Riley Murray; brother-in-law, Dick Murray; and sister-in-law, Mary Ann Stickley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha.